Sunday, August 17, 2008

Yellow Polka Dots

My brother Mike got married yesterday. We were supposed to be there, with plane tickets reserved and everything, but Annabel showed up a little later than anticipated. So, we scrapped our plans (at first with some bitterness), and are happily enjoying the week's vacation here in South Bend. It's lovely to have John around so much.
These dresses were made more than a month ago for the girls to wear to the reception. We wore them today to church, instead. I love having all my girls match, and I'm sure their willingness to match is not something that will last forever.
I caught some extra pictures of Bella. This one, with her funny, double-chinned, unintentional smile made me giggle.
And this is the picture that shows how she is most often when awake. Alert and happy. What a blessing to have such a good baby.

16 comments:

adventure knitter said...

Those dresses are so cute! I'm totally impressed that you made them.

Kate said...

Those dresses are AMAZING! I LOVE them. The ruffles around the neck are just perfect. And those are some super cute hair-dos on your girls too. What a bunch of lovely little ladies. So sorry you didn't get to go on your trip. I hope you got a refund! :)
P.S. I LOVE the getting off the bus picture. That is just darling.

Susanne said...

Emilee, I need you to send me that picture of all the girls so that I can frame it.

ERIC, LINDSAY & SAM said...

Oh my Emilee! Those dresses are darling and your girls look just perfect in them!! What a cute family you have!! I am once again in AWWWWWWWWE of your sewing abilities!! And the picture of little Bella smiling is so sweet! What a pretty baby she is!

Mags said...

you are amazing! And that baby is so darn stinkin' cute with that double chin grin. she has twinkly eyes. the picture of livvi comeing home from school is priceless art. save it in your mom folder for bad days.

Mags said...

ps mimi is 100% nielson. dig those blond curls!

Michelle said...

Cute dresses! I also like to have my kids match, how fun to have a week vacation at home.

Bonnie said...

Your girls looked so cute yesturday at church. Those dresses are so cute! I love the pictures of bella! what a sweet baby!

Sarah said...

What an adorable baby, Emilee! Congratulations! Cute dresses, too!

Sara said...

Way too cute. I love all three of them!

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Denise said...

Great dresses and what a beautiful little bella. I love that cute smile. It is fun to get those previews even if they are unintentional for now!

The Borns said...

You've gone and done it! You've made me want a yellow polka dot dress! Gotta enough material left??? LOVED THEM! I'm sure you get sick of hearing how darn talented you are and how cute your girls are, but couldn't resist one more time!!!! Too darling! Double chin... (heheeehee) how dare you! She's perfect!

tris said...

Em...someday your little girls will be like Charlie's Angels or John Angels or whatever, they are so stinkin cute. I am impressed with your seemstress skills. I guess all those hand-sown doll clothes we made payed off...do you remember that?

the Ziemers said...

Congratulations on adding sweet baby Annabel to your family! We are very excited for you and are glad she came without incident. She really is beautiful, as are Olivia and Mimi in their new dresses. I love her dark hair and sweet face! About school...Jared starts 1st grade on Tuesday and Andrew will be going to another year of preschool starting Sept. 2. I love the kids being in school, the kids love being in school, and I think you will love having Olivia in school once the shock wears off. It is fun to see them learning to read and write and all the other new things they learn. We miss you guys in Toledo!

Story Family said...

Em! Our computer finally arrived in Maryland. YEA for the internet!! A very belated but very big congratulations on that adorable little baby! Bella is SO CUTE!! She's so dark! Way to go, Em and John.

And your sewing talents. Wow. you are amazing. Your girls make such a beautiful trio.