September 21, 2010

Formal wear- toddler style.


I've been wanting to share some photos from a special event that took place early this summer, but time has gotten away from me. I decided it really doesn't matter that this happened in June, we'll just pretend that I've been more on top of things, k?

If the outfit looks familiar, it's because I've used this pattern before. It's the Tea Party Playsuit by Oliver + S, and I love it. Easy to put together, versatile, and unisex, I decided it was the perfect choice for a special outfit for our little man to wear on his Grandpa Jim's wedding day this summer.

Closeup of bodice

David was his father's best man, and they were dressed in linen suits befitting the beautiful Lake Chelan setting. Since Lincoln was still crawling at the time, the short length of the playsuit ended up being the perfect length for him to motor around in without staining the knees, and the khaki pinstripe suiting material that I found was a great match to the big boy's outfits while still being easy to care for and fully washable. I layered a plain white polo from Old Navy underneath, and picked up some Stride Rite sandals at Nordstrom Rack. Easy and affordable- my favorite combo!

The James Men

Don't they look handsome? Too bad Lincoln was teething so bad during this time- if he wasn't chewing on his hand, he had a river of drool pouring out of his mouth! Oh well. Something fun to tease him about to future dates!

More photos of the beautiful event can be found here in my flickr stream.

September 10, 2010

Skip this if you don't feel like having a good cry.

Labor Day weekend

View from the cabin looking West
Originally uploaded by Gus & Lulu

For a few days over the holiday weekend, we were lucky enough to wake up to this view every day. It was absolutely beautiful! A big thank you to my sister and her family for sharing their beach cabin with us. It was a nice little getaway!

We did discover that vacationing with a toddler is less of a vacation and more of an adventure in baby-proofing on the fly and praying for naps, but it was a fun time nonetheless. Port Townsend is one of my favorite places. I love the architecture and the feel of the town, and all the cute little shops. Those little places make me daydream about the shop that I would love to run someday, or the big old Victorian B&B that we could own. You know, if we won the lotto and could afford to buy a ten bedroom mansion overlooking the water. I'm just saying... a girl can dream, right?

Back to reality though. We've been home for five days now, and our bags are still packed and sitting on the floor of our bedroom. Lazy? Maybe. But keeping up with this kiddo is hard work now that he's motivating. I have managed to sneak in a few projects here and there though, and I'll be sharing those soon.