Labor Day Weekend

I wish I was here to tell you about the fun vacation we want on over the long weekend, but there was no fun vacation.  We were just home for three days with absolutely nothing we HAD to do.  Sometimes these are my very favorite weekends! 

I was scrolling through my phone pictures so I could at least give some kind of update, but I didn't do a very good job of taking pictures.  I guess we didn't really do anything interesting!  One thing is for sure, we slept in every morning.  Lately, this little girl has been coming to our bed in the 6 o'clock hour so we can all catch another hour or two of sleep.  I love snuggling with her, but sometimes she just outright takes over my spot in the bed!   Pictured on the right is Katie bug napping in her crib.  I can't remember why I had stripped her clothes off her.  I'm sure she had gotten into something!


Have I ever told you about how she loves admiring herself in the mirror?  #girlproblems


For the most part, Katie Wynn loves any and every kind of food we put in her mouth.  She has not really turned her nose up at anything, nor does she get over excited about any one particular food.  There is one thing that gets her kickin-her-legs excited, though...sweet tea.  Her Mimi usually always orders a glass of it and lets her have a sip or two from her straw.  This girl can't get enough of it!  I guess she really is a true Southern girl. 


Katie Wynn spent Labor Day in a new outfit her Mimi made.  The top is reversible and the bloomers are red with little white polka dots.  Too cute!  I've been trying to do a better job of putting bows in her hair since her bangs are getting so long, but she immediately tries to yank them out.  The picture on the far right shows the look she gives me when I won't let her grab it and she's tired of taking pictures.


Check out these monogrammed shoes we made her.  Almost all of it was done on the embroidery machine!  The very last step is done on the sewing machine, but that's it.  These pictures don't really do them justice; I think they're a lot cuter in person.  Of course, hers were practically black after crawling around the floors in them all day! 


I'm in the middle of a bunch of different projects right now.  I want to update you on all of them but most of them are only half-finished.  A lot of the weekend was spent on a woodshop project for KW's upcoming birthday party (!).  Dad and Matt spent a lot of time on it.  Mom and I are still working on the burlap door hanger tutorial for you. We, uh, figured out another way NOT to make them.  Third time's a charm, right?  I have a really good feeling about the method we're trying out now so hopefully a tutorial will be coming soon.  

I'm also in the midst of trying to figure out our dining room.  That deserves a post of its own.  But as of this weekend, I'm the proud owner of this pretty dining set.   


I purchased it at the Habitat for Humanity Restore for a whopping $122.  I only wanted the four chairs but they wouldn't split up the set.  I plan on donating the table to our fall church auction.  I have another set of four chairs very similar to these headed my way.  I hope to be able to pick them up on Friday, which means this coming weekend may be spent painting chairs!  Hopefully I can make them look better than they currently do...I don't plan on adding a plastic covering over the seat cushions! 

We ended our holiday weekend with a cookout at my parents' house.  Before dinner was ready, we walked over to their neighbors' for one last summer swim.  I had snagged this suit off the Gap clearance rack about a month ago, but hadn't had a chance to put it on KW yet.  I'm glad she got to at least wear it once before outgrowing it!  It should still fit when we go to the beach in a few weeks, so that's good.  Aren't those ears and ruffles just the cutest? 


Does anyone want to come over to play "Nail Salon?"  I think Katie Wynn is ready to start giving manis and pedis! 


Hope you all had a fantastic long weekend!  What'd you do?  Anything fun?  I'll be back with more soon.