Monday, July 12, 2010

A Pirate Princess

My nephew, Reuben, celebrated his birthday a week ago with a costume party (or as they say here "fancy dress" party). Sarah and I went as a cowgirls and Mariah went as a pirate princess. Turns out, the adults weren't supposed to dress up. Oops...(cricket's chirping, awkwardness, etc) But oh well, the kids thought that we were hilarious, so that's good, I guess.

We decided sort of last minute to go, so I was desperately scrounging up this outfit for Mariah. I have to admit, though, that it was rather fun to do. I started with the stripy tights and the red head scarf and went from there. The white jaggy under skirt was from an old tank top that I was going to throw away. I cut up the bottom to make it look pirate-y and ragged. They belt is an old broken one of mine that I had saved (thank you grandma for teaching me to save everything in case I "might need it someday" and yes, I wash plastic "CoolWhip" containers). Anyway, back to the belt...I poked a new hole in it and cut it to fit her pudgy little middle.
The vest is cut from some scrap material and ironed to look like it has a collar. The whole thing required no sewing at all. It's amazing what you can throw together from stuff around the house. I totally thought this was fun...Mariah was wonderfully tolerant of it all.
Such a darling pirate princess. Love her to pieces!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Beautiful Ireland

As we were driving home one evening and crested a hill, this was our view and it took my breath away. My photography skills are lacking and I could have been doing with a tripod in such low light, but you can get a bit of an idea anyway.

See that flat-topped mountain? That is Muckish. We climbed that together last year and one of those peaky mountains is Errigal which David and I climbed as our first outing together back in 2007!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Father's Day

On Father's Day we packed a little picnic lunch and headed down to the beach after church. It was a little windy, but warm and sunny. Just perfect!

I am so thankful for David and the wonderful daddy that he is to Mariah. He loves her so much and she definitely loves him too...just one look at her face when she sees him walk in the door says it loud and clear!

"...the glory of children is their fathers."
Prov 17:6