10/18/08

Just in case Joe The Plumber isn't the pic you were hoping to see . . .

Let me first explain something. I love my husband. But he is not skilled in photo composition. I have mad skillz. That is why the Joe The Plumber I made looks ten times better than any of the pics of our children.

I actually have two weeks' worth of pics to show. I will start with Miss Mel in the hospital.

Pre-op:
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Post-op, with the first of many popsicles:
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Encaged:
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Vaguely awake:
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Telling Oma all about it:
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Then there are the pics of our zoo trip. Unfortunately, there are very few that do not have pics of other people's children. Since I would like to remain friends with my friends, I will not be posting their children.

I will, however, have this random child in the upper-right-hand corner. His mother will never come after me, I am quite certain:
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Some cool animal shots:
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Dixie as SuperPrincess (for school):
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We had our first Halloween party today. It was a blast. Our camera batteries, however, did not meet the challenge before them. I have some very crummy pics of the costumes. I promise better costume pics to come.

Charlie the Scary Monster:
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I warned the pics were horrible, right? His costume is made out of a pillowcase from Target, btw. I got home from a friend's 40 birthday party last night and made it in the ten minutes it took Dowlan to bring the sleeping children in from the van and settle them down for the night:
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Melody the Mermaid:
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Mermaid Butt and Peacock Front:
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She was biting into some kind of chocolate. I swear these are not her teeth:
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And a couple of close-ups on the peacock fan that took 15 hours, 70 different fabric pieces and 4 spools of thread:
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6 comments:

shaibaer said...

The Peacock is PERFECT!! I LOVE IT!!

And what a DARLING mermaid!! A Siren for sure!

Super cute whateverheis!! Can Charlie be ANYTHING but adorable??

Nikki said...

Those are cute!!! Where are the pictures of you and Dowlan dressed up? :)

The peacock is gorgeous!!! You did a great job on that.

daisyhill said...

Gretchen - The time spent and the detail in the peacock, show how much you love Dixie. I love it!
Of course all three costumes are great.

Oh and don't tell Sharon I posted on your blog, I haven't posted on here's yet.....

Ksagstetter said...

WOW. Love all the costumes, but the superprincess just cracked me up, and I cannot BELIEVE how gorgeous the peacock costume is. What a beautiful child.

Tracy said...

Those costumes are perfection! you were bestowed with many, many talents my friend, writing and sewing among them!

Shantastic said...

Wow! That is one awesome peacock! Can you come whip up something fabulous for my girls lol. I is not so good at the sewings. ;) They all look so cute.