Cute Comes in Triplicate!! (and on Swings…)

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This year my girls helped make their Easter outfits. In sewing class, we began work on our skirts a few weeks ago and we got them done just in time for Easter Sunday. Alyssa isn’t taking lessons yet but Julianna and Rachel are and they are getting the hang of it. It’s pretty cute to see a 7-year-old run a sewing machine and I’ve just been thrilled with the idea that I can now sit down and sew something without freaking out.

It’s kind of a big deal 🙂

Well, to me anyway.

And since it’s Spring and we were outside taking pictures anyway and the girls were all dressed up and adorable it seemed like the perfect time to take their annual swing pictures!

Julianna Mabel: my girly girl and born leader. She loves to act older than she is. Right now she thinks if she wears clothes that say size 10 or shoes that are too big that she will somehow grow faster. She takes to most sports quickly and easily though I have yet to enroll her in any official sports activity – she just seems to enjoy all things physical. Doesn’t mean she’s not doing well academically though – she’s doing quite well and remains at the top of her class. She’s an overall sweet and loveable little girl!

April 2007 (5 months old)

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April 2008 (17 months old)

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April 2009 (29 months old)

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April 2010 (3 years, 5 months old)

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April 2011 (4 years, 5 months old)

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April 2012 – I believe this was actually taken in May so she was 5 1/2 year old

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April 2013 (6 years, 5 months old)

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April 2014 – and today (7 years, 5 months old)

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In the skirt she helped sew:

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Rachel Gabrielle: Still my little artist, Rachel has also become a great reader and a sweet little girl. She’s shy though talkative to those who know her. She is also enjoying sewing but art is still her first love and she takes every opportunity to create a card or picture or other design for me or her dad or anyone else in need of a little bit cheering up. She loves being around her family and is always super cuddly – I love getting hugs from my little baby girl!

April 2007 (5 months old)

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April 2008 (17 months old)

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April 2009 (29 months old)

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April 2010 (3 years, 5 months old)

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April 2011 (4 years, 5 months old)

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April 2012 – I believe this was actually taken in May so she was 5 1/2 year old

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April 2013 (6 years, 5 months old)

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April 2014 – and today (7 years, 5 months old)

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In the skirt she helped sew:

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Alyssa Elaine: my vibrant and full-of-life “baby” girl. As the youngest of the trio and the family she lives up to her title as the baby of the family. She still loves to play with toys and I find her often sitting quietly, in her own world playing with her Pet Shops or Polly Pockets or other small toy set she has. Reading has come harder for her but she’s learning and always retaining more information than I expect. Alyssa is still the loudest and she still loves hanging out with the boys but she’d never want to spend a night without her sisters!

April 2007 (5 months old)

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April 2008 (17 months old)

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April 2009 (29 months old)

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April 2010 (3 years, 5 months old)

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April 2011 (4 years, 5 months old)

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April 2012 – I believe this was actually taken in May so she was 5 1/2 year old

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April 2013 (6 years, 5 months old)

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April 2014 – and today (7 years, 5 months old)

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In the skirt I sewed! (She found it interesting to watch and I think she’ll learn someday but not quite yet)

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What a change right?! It’s amazing to see how much they’ve changed and how quickly by little babies have grown up. In fact, those first pictures were taken on days I took the girls out to the swings just to keep my sanity and keep the girls happy while they were awake!! Now they can go outside on their own and swing till their hearts content.

All three girls on the swings – they find it amusing that in the right order their first initials spell “JAR”…

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The girls have been a joy to raise and I look forward to many more years with them – because, after all, 7 is still little right?!

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