Friday, February 15, 2013

A Special Dress for Noli!

We had a sleepover this past weekend! Noli had an "event" at school -- a sock hop! Since it was over at 8:30 and going home would put them there pretty late, they slept over at my house (I'm conveniently about middle ways between Noli's two houses) and then they stayed over on Saturday too! It was a pretty fun time!!

Noli is still pretty sleepy on Saturday morning!
(Sorry about the yellow cast -- didn't do the proper settings!)

Wild woman!

I wish I had curls like that!

Stephanie got an attack of "clean-out-itis" and cleaned up the very cluttered closet in my office.... yay! I'd been fixin' to do it for a long time, but procrastination reared its ugly head and I put it off, and off, and off. So this was a HUGE help to me!

Anyway, in that closet were hanging the three dresses I had made for Stephanie's first day of school in Kindergarten and first and second grades. Naturally, Noli had to try them on! Kindergarten was way too short but the other two were a good fit.

The first grade dress is a red jumper with a white blouse and hearts and bows all over! And heart buttons. And ruffles! Oh my, I can't believe I did all those ruffles! 

Noli loved it and wanted to wear it to school on Valentine's Day! 

I just couldn't get the color right, but the red is like that first pic above.
But doesn't she look cute in her mama's dress!

Still showing off that lost tooth!

When Stephanie was in first grade, they celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day -- wore red, bobbed for apples, played apple games. 

The newspaper took photos and the kids were in the paper! 
You can see Stephanie in her red dress!
I did a blog post about it a year or so ago --

Ha! If Noli were bobbing for apples, she'd have a hard time with only one front tooth!!

And, it's loose!!

♥♥  Linking Noli's dress over at Claudia's for A Favorite Thing. Because the dress is definitely a favorite thing.... and so is Noli!




Anonymous said...

Happy Friday, Time for visit and follow.
would be great if you can join my blog hop Friday.
Have a nice day.

BeadedTail said...

Oh my, how cute is that dress and her mom wore it too! Such special memories now! Love Noli's curly hair!

Peg said...

Noli is so cute with her missing tooth and curly wild hair... my granddaughter calls it "bed head." I think Noil will be motivated to clean out another closet since she found such wonderful treasures. The red dress couldn't be more perfect for Valentines Day. I enjoyed reading your post!

Memories for Life said...

Noli's curls are just so darn cute! And she's a doll in Stephanie's dress!

debra @ homespun said...

Oh my what is NOT TO LOVE about this post!!

First of all her HAIR! What a gorgeous mop of curls! And the missing granddaughter is missing a few and my son says to her " Give me that Scary Jack-o-Lantern Smile !" and then she just beams :)

The dress is lovely...what a seamstress you are. I could never make something like that in a million years ....and then to top it off you were able to find the picture of it being worn years ago.

Love this post! :)

Eyelah said...

She looks so cute in her dress and her curls! Her curls are gorgeous.

OnePerfectDay said...

What a beautiful kid!
I love the dress too!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun time- a sock hop? Cute! And I just love how Noli looks in that cute dress:)

Rose said...

Noli is too adorable! How fun to have her sleep over. The Valentine's Day dress is great. said...

Newest follower here! I found you though the blog hop! Cute blog, I can't wait to read more. You can visit me at

-Melanie @

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a beautiful "wild woman!"
Those dresses are so cute!
fun to see the bobbing for apples photo.

Judy Nolan said...

So cute in that dress! Noli has some gorgeous curls, bed head or not.


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