Friday, May 14, 2010

It's a Beautiful Day!



Thursday was the warmest day here since last September. Portland was in the upper 70s which meant our little mountain was in about the lower 70s. It felt like a heat wave! We spent the entire day outside in pure bliss.

We read The Flowers' Festival for the 100th time this week. K wanted to learn how to curtsy like Madame Pansy so I taught her and she hasn't stopped doing it since.



The skirt she is curtsying in was one of my Kid's clothes week challenge items. My friend Sarah sent me some fabric and patterns last month and when K saw this knit flower fabric she immediately said she wanted a long skirt made out of it. Wednesday morning I grabbed my Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt pattern and with her help sewed this up quick for her. It's now her favorite play skirt. She cracks me up with her choices of tops to wear with it. She knows nothing about the 1960s or hippies but by her choice of outfits in these photos you'd swear she was an expert!



We set up a canopy in the front yard (the only place the sun hits) and that became the girls' art studio for drawing, painting and even braiding blades of grass together.





Brother wind kept trying to blow their canopy away, though!



Paw Paw requested a few belly rubs...



How could we deny that handsome face?!



A ladybug friend stopped by for a visit and played with both girls.



What a magical day! C was wiped out and crashed in the shade. Napping outdoors are always the best, don't you think?



Wishing you all an enchanting weekend!

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29 comments:

alessandra said...

wow! it looks like a really great day indeed! love the photos, the colors and the happiness and peace I can feel through them :)
have a wonderful weekend .

Elizabeth said...

Oh what a magical day! Were still waiting for the warm weather to return. And yes, napping out side is the best! Thanks for sharing.

Jackie@Lilolu said...

I hope we get some of that nice weather today. We're in Upstate NY and the weather has been disappointing.

the nest said...

Oh, I love that fabric!!! The skirt is adorable ~ it looks as though she loves it.

It looks like you did indeed have a beautiful day. :)

best ~ Annri

boatbaby said...

What a lovely day. Love the shot of the outside nap, so sweet!

Kelly and Kelly said...

what a beautiful day! I think you are having more sun than us lately!

waldorfmama said...

oh, it looks like you had such a lovely day, nicole! how wonderful. :) happy weekend to you!

Joy said...

Love the canopy! The perfect place for an art studio. :) Elizabeth has so many of those Lazy Days skirts. It's so fun to make them in many different patterns!

Linda said...

What a lovely blog post! How wonderful to be having warmer weather. The sun is shining here too today, not so cold as the last few days:) I love the long skirt you made your little one, it is so pretty. We also enjoy setting up a canopy in the garden, it leads to hours of play...
Have a lovely weekend Nicole:)
xo
Linda

cat said...

looks like you all had a wonderful day!! xoxox

Twig and Toadstool said...

Now that looks like a positively enchanting way to spend a day!!!
Beautiful pictures!
xo maureen

Julie said...

it does look like a beautiful day indeed. It's cold, wet and windy here, not in the least spring like, so to see your beautiful setting and hear about a lovely day outside is bliss.

Noelle Boosinger said...

Looks like a lovely day!

tulsileaf said...

The low 70's? I wish it was that here! We are at 80 right now (10am) and it's going to get hotter! Being outside is a chore and it will only get worse.

Lovely pictures. M would love to play with your girls under that canopy. Looks dreamy.

Knecht Ruprecht said...

Your summerday pictures look so comfortable and peaceful! I can´t wait for warmer weather and a bit of summer feeling. Its pretty cold and rainy here at the moment.

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nikeathena said...

I'm glad you were able to enjoy our beautiful sun break! I was thinking yesterday that it was perfect weather for sitting in the grass by a lake. Unfortunately, I had to work. Looks like the girls had fun!

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

Ahh--- I just love your photos so dreamy and perfect. Your day in the sun looked like pure bliss!

Mat. Emily said...

So nice, Nicole! I really want to make and set up some kind of outside canopy for my two little ones. I am going to have to be creative though, because we have no trees big enough to hold one.

Pampered Mom said...

Looks like everyone had a blast!

Sara said...

I love that we are getting sunshine in OR again. The canopy idea is great i might have to steal that idea. Put one up in our tiny yard.

momma rae said...

looks like a magical day was had by all! glad you got some sun. ;) napping outside is divine! i could use one of those....well not right now- we are having a hail storm!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Oh how wonderful that you got to spend the entire day outside! When Chloe was much younger she also learned about curtsys from Madam Pansy!
K looks beautiful in her skirt, great fabric. I am going to go check out my sewing circle now, I am not good at things like that so look for me if I can't find you!
Happy weekend! xo

Home's Jewels said...

It was an incredible day in Portland, indeed. My little girls are big now, but I love seeing your girly-girl pics. So cute.

BTW - your profile pic on mysewingcircle.com put a huge smile on my face - seeing that chubby hand near the pincushion - precious!

mosey handmade said...

i cannot believe she just naps like that- how wonderful!

Redbeet Mama said...

I love that canopy idea and K's fashion statement - my Ella would just love her.

A nap outside - pure bliss.

Namaste, Nicole

Stephanie said...

Days like this live forever in our memories, with our without photos.. but it's so nice to have photos!

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Thank you all! C actually stopped taking naps last November but just passed out on the blanket from all the day's excitment.
We were told our sunny weather is leaving us next week, but it was great while it lasted!

I hope you all had a beautiful weekend!!

Heather said...

The warm weather finally arrived here over the weekend, and it was so nice to just soak up the sun, and open ourselves up to the warmth and play. Hope you have a great week ahead

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

I love all of your treasures! Especially the canning jars (I collect blue ones, but the ones with the glass lids are a favorite too), and the linens, and...
Glad you had your special day! Looking forward to the sewing update...
xo

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