Autumn is in the air. We had our first rain today. Thunder and lightning, too, but it waited until after I'd gotten some pictures of my China babies.
The girls' pants came from zulily.com and I made their pumpkin shirts. It feels really good to get back into the sewing room. I'm almost finished with Katie and Luke's bedroom sewing, too.
You may notice that Katie is still wearing slippers. Don't get me started. See, the length of her prosthetic foot is the same as the length of the brace on her other foot, but the brace is much wider. So, all the cute shoes I saved from Hannah? Yeah, not working out. I'm going to have to take her somewhere cheap and get a pair of size 6 and a pair of size 7 in the same shoes. I'm hoping we can eventually get her a wider prosthetic foot at a future visit so we can at least buy shoes in pairs from that point on.
They're so cute. Well...
...in carefully staged settings, they're cute. The rest of the time, they look like this.
Paul had the boys helping him tear up the yard this morning.
They created 1200# of debris that he and Eli hauled to the dump.
Even Jack Jack was hauling rock.
Eli takes a break.
And this guy? Not so much into manual labor, but he's gotten a lot more helpful inside the house since he's been homeschooling. It's been nice having him around.