Sunday, August 31, 2014

Geraniums by the pond.

Girlfriends need more dresses.  Poor things have nearly outgrown every single one in their closets, actually, every one.  After putting them in too short dresses for church for the second week in a row, I knew something had to be done.  

So I chose the Geranium dress because at this point I can nearly make it with my eyes closed.  Okay, not so much eyes closed, but I don't have to look at the instructions.  And really, what more can be said than what I have already said?  These are my eleventh and twelfth Geraniums, crazy.  

These chicks are getting harder and harder to photograph together.

Even in this gorgeous spot in the mountains next to a little pond.

But, to be fair, they had just been awoken from a short nap on the rhino ride to the pond.
(Yep, I took their new clothes camping so I could find a cool spot to get some good photos.  Too bad they didn't really want to cooperate.)

So, we decided to go on an adventure.

But still very little cooperation, mostly from Elizabeth.

Awww, who doesn't love hugs?

Georgia is obsessed with purple, I mean crazy obsessed.  So I knew she needed something purple in her closet.  She was so happy!

And even happier to find purple flowers to pick and put in her piggy tails.

A few purple snaps down the back.  I want to go back and add another snap to each of the dresses, but I was in a hurry as I was literally finishing the dresses a few minutes before heading out the door.

She is so much like Jack, when he was this age he refused to look at the camera too.  Any time it came out he would look away, I would put it down or hide it behind my back and he would look at me again.  Sigh.

They are both size 4T, so hopefully some growing room.  They are still wearing these ones, though they are getting quite short now and a little tight on Z's chest.

Elizabeth chose her fabric, I think she made a good choice!  I couldn't get any close ups, but there are little pink, red and blue hearts all over.  I only had one yard so I had to do some seriously creative cutting (I love non-directional prints!), I literally had only a few scraps left, but I did it!  I had these cut out for a little bit, so she was so excited when I brought them up to camp with us and showed her.  The big four went to the mountains with Grandpa and Grandma the night before, then Ben, Sam and I went up just for the day and brought the little girls back home with us while Abby + Jack are still up there for the long weekend.

They could definitely use a few more dresses, but I think I first need to get some pants made for Jack.  When I was packing for this trip I realized he had no pants that fit!  Oops!  Well, he had some that fit around, but not in length.  The cool weather sneaks up on me every single year, someday I will be prepared.


  1. Why does the second youngest always looks so grown up once a baby arrives?
    Beautiful girls in lovely lovely dresses.
    xx N

  2. Gorgeous dresses, Brittney! You're the queen of the Geraniums!

  3. Love the new dresses :)
    Cindy is right, you definitively rule this pattern (and inspired me along the way to buy and sew one for my girl. It's such a quick sew, isn't it?)

  4. love the dresses and all of these photos.

  5. The dresses are lovely but those girlies are way lovelier!
    They are both getting so grown up

  6. Oh, these are lovely and the girls just look natural and happy out in the wild! Love it!