This morning we had another mad dash out of the house to our 8:30am ballet class. It seems that the kids never wake up after 7 except on Friday. Today Zoe slept in until the late hour of 7:30, and it took all kinds of cajoling, bribery, and outright begging to get her breakfasted, dressed, and in the car with Miles only to arrive ten minutes late. Again.
Class remains really exciting for Zoe. She has a hard time sitting still because she has so much energy. She also loves to run up to me and tell me about every little accomplishment. I think next time I'm going to sit in the observation room and see how she tolerates it. It will also prevent Miles from making mad dashes to the center of the dance floor.
Next Zoe had her first salon haircut. It was a pleasant experience, although Zoe was fairly quiet during the process.
The kids got new shoes and we had lunch at Tokyo Joe's. Zoe really dug the udon noodle bowl.
Once we got home I put the finishing touches on the ModKid Frida dress I've been working on for a couple of days. I used one of my favorite fabrics which I have been hoarding for months, just waiting for the perfect project. Overall the pattern was easy, but I did find it to be unusually constructed. Some elements, like the pockets, were a bit awkward. But the effect was perfect and the few fussy details made the garment really crisp and lovely.
The exterior fabrics are Amy Butler and the lining is a fabulous orange Kona cotton.
Zoe wasn't the most willing model today, but as you can see, the dress is a great fit. It feels like a special occasion dress to me. Fortunately we have one of those coming up soon. Zoe is going to meet her great grandmother for the first time this month. We are so looking forward to seeing our family and sharing the kids with everyone.