It’s always really fun to take pictures of friends. I love this family! They’re great people. Their oldest daughter was very enthusiastic about me taking pictures of her and that was awesome! If everyone loved having their picture taken like her, my job would be SO easy! It was a great time and I’m happy with how these turned out. I hope you like them too!

If you’re interested in having me take your family photos, please contact me here: katie@bekatelyn.com

Conor was in Chicago for a week, so I cranked through projects. I made these glitzy polka dot dresses for my daughters. They’re fully lined so I kind of felt like I was making 4ish dresses and it took a long time. But they’re done! I love the little peter pan collar. That’s my favorite detail. Greta’s pretty happy to have a pink dress. She’s been asking for one… pink isn’t the best color on her so I haven’t sewn very much pink for her at all. Holly gets all the pink.

The fabric is Michael Miller Glitz in Confection and the pattern is The Caroline Party Dress.

Every year, our church puts on this great big Halloween party followed by Trunk or Treating. It’s super fun (and totally safe) for the kids. They love seeing their friends in costume and they love wearing their own costumes. This year, Holly was Astrid from How To Train Your Dragon. I made her costume (thank you internet!), but it’s a good thing we had this test run because all the skulls fell off of her skirt. We’ll be fixing that this week before our next event. Greta was Snow White. She’s been very indecisive and I haven’t wanted to make or buy another princess dress so she just gets to choose from what we have. One of her ideas was to be a “unicorn mermaid.” So ya, we stuck with what we had.

One thing about kindergarten - I don’t do nearly so many crafts with Greta because I know when Holly gets home from school she’ll want to do it too and I’m just not usually up for getting out craft supplies twice in one day. But it’s totally not fair to Greta. Holly had lots of time with just her and me crafting and Greta doesn’t get to do the things Holly does at school. I’m working on changing my mentality and living in the moment with Greta. If I do do something with just Greta and I don’t do it with Holly, Holly will often duplicate it on her own. She’s done her own version of a few things now.

The other day Greta’s joy school did the letter “G”. I made each of the kids a little show ribbon to wear when we do the first letter of their first name. Greta has been dying for her special “G” day. When Holly got home from school she made her own (bigger) show ribbon. Holly never stops making!

A couple of my friends organized a cute little 3 year old soccer league. We had our first practice and game. Greta looked so cute in her tight little shorts! She loved the practice but the game didn’t go as well. She was anticipating more passing and less taking the ball away. She had some big tears over that. I hope that the rest of the soccer games will go better. We’re going to practice at home and really emphasize having fun running around with our friends and if we get to kick the ball then great, but if we don’t, no big deal. Fingers crossed!

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