|First Day of First Grade!|
Despite the early start to the school year, we still managed to squeeze in some summer fun. We spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer and this past summer was no exception. Miss Priss LOVES carrying around our little dog, Ruby. She is a mixed breed pup that we got from a friend two years ago when her dog didn't get along with this sweet thing. (Can you imagine??) I'm so glad she contacted me when she had to rehome her because she has been such a welcome addition to our little family!
|Miss Priss with Ruby|
We also had a garden this past summer. We weren't able to have one in the Summer of 2016 because we ended up having the foundation of the house repaired and I ended up with pneumonia at the start of the summer. So this bowlful of goodness was appreciated this year!
After a good summer came an unseasonably warm fall. So warm, that I was afraid the long sleeved Halloween costume I made for Miss Priss was going to be too hot for her to wear! She wanted to go as her favorite superhero...
Miss Priss decided early on that she wanted to be Wonder Woman for Halloween. Unlike
her mother other children her age, when she decides on a costume, her mind is made up! So I thrifted the red shirt from Goodwill and purchased the iron-on decal for her shirt. The skirt was the most difficult part, not because of the sewing, but I couldn't find the "right" fabric. I settled on this and she loved it! I was able to purchase the elastic for her skirt for $0.25 at a yard sale, and the tights she already had. I believe the "Lasso of Truth" was purchased at Target for around $3.00. The headband and wrist cuffs were the most expensive item, at around $15. I could have made them, but I was running out of energy time so I just purchased them at a Halloween store. She loved it, and I'm glad I was able to do it, but I think next year I will buy it off of Amazon and save myself a ton of time and money!
For Thanksgiving, we went to my sister's house for dinner. It was so nice to get together and my brother-in-law did an amazing job with the turkey! Spending the day with our girls playing and enjoying our time together was such a blessing!
|Me and my "baby" sister!|
|Small town living means enjoying local parades and seeing loads of folks you know!|
We even got Ruby into the spirit with a new bandana and bows for her hair. I don't like leaving the bows in because I am afraid she will pull them out and eat the rubber bands. So I try and get a picture before I take them out. We have a wonderful groomer who is local, and I try to support local small businesses when I can.
|Ruby is all ready for Christmas!|
While soccer appears to be a bust, she is currently taking piano lessons and loving them. We have the piano that was in my grandparents house for as far back as I could remember. I don't know how to play and it was only serving as a dust collector, so I was giving serious consideration to getting rid of it. When I suggested this to the Hubs, Miss Priss was adamant that we keep it. I told her if we were going to keep it that she would need to start taking lessons. She agreed. I contacted her music teacher at school for recommendations and he suggested a lovely woman who lives about ten minutes from Miss Priss' school. We met her for an initial consultation to see if Miss P was ready for lessons and the rest is history!
So each week, while Miss Priss practices, I sit in this lovely room with her teacher's two Yorkshire Terriers and a sweet little kitty called Pippi Longstocking, and knit. It's a lovely 30 minutes listening to my sweet girl play music and cuddling some furbabies. I think this might be what Heaven is like!
|My view during piano lessons.|
Until next time!