My mom flew up with me so we could spend time with Heidi and her girls while her husband, Charlie, was in New Orleans for his yearly 'man-time' at the Jazz Fest. It's always fun seeing two of my favorite little people -- my nieces. The four year old, Bailey, posed with the purse I made for her just before she biked around the neighborhood with me following her on foot. Poor Taylor, the two (almost 3) year old had a 12 hour stomach bug but recovered quickly and NO ONE else got it. That was a relief. We took the girls shopping and to the Eastern Market (one of my fave places!) on Saturday before Bailey's dance recital. I painted Bailey's fingernails and toenails a very pale peachy pink and I also put her hair into the requisite bun. The girls also enjoyed a lunch of Happy Meals from Mickey D's with Nanny on the deck.
The recital is part ballet and part tap and (mercifully) short. (The audience and the girls are both happy about that.) Little sister Taylor gets pretty excited, too, although she's the shy one while Bailey is the extrovert. Nanny (their grandmother) had also brought things for the girls, including matching dresses to wear that night.
|Bailey & Aunt Lee Ann - BFF|
After posing for lots of pictures and having cookies and punch with her friends from dance class, we went to dinner and then stopped for dessert. Yum.
|Taylor gets her turn next year.|
|Heidi and her girls.|
Back to the grind now but it's good to be home and I'm enjoying the book I'm working on. Also, I'm almost finished making an Amigurumi 'Elmo' to send for Taylor's birthday. Will post a pic when I'm finished with it.