The other day, I used a coupon to grab some “not so Valentines-y” fabric to make Eisley and possibly a matching skirt for Bexley.
Well, last night Andy was reading and although I was tired and ready for bed at 7:30, I decided to give it a go and make Eisley a skirt.
I had no pattern, no measurements, no skirt to look at. So, I measured out the best I could and created this little skirt for her to wear to her Valentine’s Day party.
I’m so glad I took the plunge. It took less than 2 hours to make. I have been telling her I would make her skirts for far too long and I just haven’t sat to my machine and taken time.
There needs to be a few alterations, but I won’t get to them so we’ll just make sure to measure her next time.
And, let it be known that on February 4th, Eisley Bree turned 5. I cannot even believe it. I look at pics of her as a baby and I cannot believe the beautiful little girl she has grown into.
She randomly tells me that she wants to be a momma when she grows up, but also a teacher. I tell her she can do both! The last time she replied, “But, I think I want to be a mom first.” I really, truly just want her to follow Gods lead as she gets older. I kinda love that her heart is so much like mine as a little girl…I look at her and see so much of me and through her, I have so many great childhood memories to ponder.
Life with Eisley is full of silly laughter, fashion and hair tantrums (almost daily), random dancing, grace-filled forgiveness, willingness to serve and help out, playing so well with her little siblings, choosing to go second when we get down to it, and a sweet example of a very obvious way God has blessed Andy and I.
Looking back this year…
She is such a joy to have in our life. I just cannot imagine life without her. Here’s to a million more dates to La Chatelaine!
I love you, Eisley Bree.