April 9, 2012

Happy Easter!

Boy, it was a good day! I hope you all had the same blessings on your Easter today!
 Our day started with a discovery of what Easter grass is, and a hunt for plastic eggs in our living room. Nathan enjoyed finding them and eating the single chocolate chip that I hid inside each one.
 And then, he found more chocolate!
And he got into his Mommy-made Easter basket. Upon reflecting, I think I made his Easter basket too large....does this mean I will have to fill it with sizeable gifts each year, or just add in more grass? Lol!
 Then we got ready and put on our new clothes. Here was Nathan's completed outfit.

 Inspired by THIS design. The blue velour fabric used here was leftover fabric from 25+ years ago. I originally had a favorite stuffed sheep made out of the same fabric. It's lasted a long time!

I used a white jersey knit from a men's 3XL shirt I picked up at Walmart a month ago on clearance for just $3. I'm sure I can make several shirts out of that for him. T-shirt pattern cut from a tee Nathan wears now.
 I love this Oliver+S pattern for his pants! Simply in love! Maybe Nathan will get the matching sailboat top made for him this summer.
 And I made this jean jacket for him at the last minute (seriously....from 11:30pm-1:30am Sat night). I am a crazy Mommy who aparently will give up sleep any day to sew something special just for my son. or to show off. or, well, both.  I self-drafted a pattern from a well-fitted shirt Nathan currently wears, and the material was upcycled from a donated pair of my brother-in-laws' jeans! I also made a hat from these jeans too, a few days ago, but didn't care for it much, so we're not showcasing that one today. I told you not everything I do works out : )!

 And a very pieced together hat. I squeezed out every last inch of that yellow fabric to get this hat made. Barely made it. This is the best side. The back brim is definitely pieced together. The lining material is leftover from the t-shirt above. Free hat pattern on my Pinterest Board for toddlers.

And then we went to Grandma & Grandpas. And then to Great Grandma & Grandpas. And there was lots of food. Lots of great family. And a wonderful egg hunt!

Nathan's cousins were VERY helpful at helping Nathan get eggs this year. He only had to find one. Then he sat down next to his basket, and his cousins ran around and collected the rest for him. So pampered!

Best moment: Watching Ben collect all his eggs, realizing that Nathan only had one, and then seeing that Ben was giving all his eggs to Nathan. I about cried. What a kind and gentle heart Ben has!

And I let my son eat A LOT of chocolate! I think he would have eaten it even with the foil wrappers still on. Man does my kid love chocolate! Wonder where he got that from?

 Posing in our Easter best with my wonderful sister, Amy!

My Grandpa Del Yoho. Love him!

 Mommy and her little amazing man!

Oh, P.S.....this is the dress I made for myself. I did make the time afterall. It turned out pretty good, though I may still make a few adjustments before adding it officially into my summer wardrobe. I used the bodice ("top") pattern from my wedding dress, and the bottom is just gathered in the round. Zipper down the back.

Thank you, Ben, for making funny faces at Nathan so that he'd actually smile for this picture! And to Amy for taking some great pictures!

And Nathan got carried around. And loved it a lot! In fact, he really didn't want me all day. He preferred my mom, my sister, and his cousins. They are wonderful...I totally understand!

Nathan with his awesome Great Grandparents, Del & Louise.

Such special, special memories I will cherish forever.

Happy Resurrection Day everyone!

Thank you, Lord, for my salvation.
for my family.
for my friends.

I love you all!


  1. Forget the chocolate, I still just want to eat him!!! love it!

  2. Joy, i LOVED his outfit and yours! Your sewing talents amaze me! You have so many increible photos of you and him and all your family. Happy Easter dear friend!!!

    Johanna ;)
    p.s. love Nathan's bag - so cute and fun!

  3. Happy Easter to you and yours too!

    I wanted you to know that I awarded you the Liebster Award for your blog! Check it out at http://cupcakeloveaffair.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-first-award-little-announcement.html.


    1. Thank you, Heather! Thats so awesome and means a lot as a friend, and fellow blogger! Thanks for the honor!!!