Ava Grace has enough hair for a bow!!!!
You know I have waited a LONG time for this day. :-) Thanks to a hint we got at the Bell Buckle Craft Fair from the hair bow lady, we have had bow success! For all you moms out there with hairless babies, attach some of the nubby non-skid pads (the kind you can use to line drawers, under place mats, and under rugs) to the inside of the bow clip! Mom sent me some strips of extra she had and we super glued a skinny strip to the each side of her alligator clip bow, and viola! The bow isn't going anywhere!
Now... on to weekend news.
This weekend was our craft weekend!!!! This is our 4th craft day and it was so much fun! I have to say, our craft days might be one of the best ideas we have ever had. It allows us to really be together to and to visit and catch up much more than a dinner in a noisy restaurant or sitting together in silence in a movie would. Props to Lena for hosting the first one and starting our tradition last holiday season - we missed you this time!
This time Moo was our hostess and she chose to meet at the Mill out in Readyville! It was so charming and they had such great food!! Then we headed back to her house for our craft!
Ava Grace was along for the ride and did lots of "helping" in the kitchen! She sure enjoyed being with the gals!! We made Peppermint Sugar Scrub!!!! It smells so good!!! I made a couple to give as gifts and now I am wanting to make some for myself. They were so easy to make and turned out so cute!
It was an action packed Saturday and it wasn't long before we were back in the car and headed to the other side of town...
...to visit with friends and host Jessica's baby shower!
Jessica is Chris' niece, but she is more like a sister to him - they grew up together under the same roof!
Ava and Silas ignored each other for the most part, but they did visit some at first. Ava was much more curious about Silas than he was about her, lol.
Lily was SOOO excited to play hostess and did a wonderful job setting up and giving instructions for the shower games we played!
Aunt Jan co-hosted, letting us have the shower at her home. She got some cuddling and reading done before the shower started.
Ava Grace also had to spend some quality time with
the necklace Mimi.
It was unseasonably warm and such a beautiful day for the shower. Ava grace didn't even end up wearing the sweater that went with her dress.
Here are the kiddos with Jessica!
Ava Grace was very much interested in the gifts! I think Christmas this year is going to be SO. MUCH. FUN.
After the shower we were off to pick up the new-to-us car (more on that later in another post) and then back to Megan and Web's for a bon fire with several other families - so fun!!!
Sunday brought a little Christmas decorating, a lot of resting, and a nice end to a busy busy busy, but fabulous weekend!