Monday, May 20, 2024

Scenes from the Dance Team Gala


And just like that another dance team year has come to an end! Looking forward to seeing what Grace's sfinal year (enior year 😢 ) brings for her, and if Emma will make her return to competive dance too! xo

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Baby's First Prom (Emma's Version)

 The next day it was Emma's turn to go to the prom. We travled up to Freeport Maine so that she could accompanny Garrett (a friend of hers from Pilgrim Lodge) to his prom. 

And yes, they were watching Bluey! 
I just adore this picture of her! 
We had bracelets made for both girls for the prom. 
When in Freeport you must take your prom pictures at the LL Bean flagship store! 
Woo hoo! We got Garrett to smile! 

Such a great picture of these two! 
In which Emma changes into her Converse

nnd off they go! xo 

Friday, May 17, 2024

Baby's First Prom (Grace's Version)


It's like this dress was made with her in mind! The color, the beadwork, the style were all so perfectly Grace. And this gorgeous corsage was the cherry on top of the sundae for sure! When she and her friends decided they wanted corsages I knew that she needed something other than the standard rose corsage. All my searching kept turning up only that style and then I happened upon Pepper and Fern Floarl Design. Nikki's website was giving the vibe we were looking for, and I was thrilled when she said she would be able to make Grace's corsage and that she had the most perfect peachy pink shade of rannunculus that would look amazing with her dress (she was not wrong)! Dave picked up her corsage (and one for Grace's friend Shea as a thank you for inviting her to join them at the prom) this morning and we were in awe from the moment we took them out of the bag. Nikki has a true talent and we will indeed be customers for as long as she is in business! 
Since Parker has such a small graduating class (like 30 students), the junior and senior prom is held together. All of the juniors, seniors, their guests and families met at this gorgeous spot (conservation land in Groton) for pictures before heading to the venue. What a beautiful night for a prom! 
Possibly the best thing to come out of the two years the girls were at Parker are the friends Grace made. They are the kind of friends that I have no doubt will remain connected to each other for the rest of their lives. I love that they have continued to include her even thogh she returned to homeschooling It was amazing to see them all together tonight and I cannot wait to hear all her stories when she gets home! xo 

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Final Alterations


Grace attends the prom on Friday (with her friends from Parker) and Emma will be attending her friend Garrett's prom in Maie on Saturday! It is going to be a gorgeous and fancy weekend for our girls! xo 

Monday, May 13, 2024

On Mother's Day


A beautiful bouquet and super sweet  card from Dave's parents, 
along with another rose for our rose garden (my first climber!) from the girls, 
and peonies from Dave and a card from my Aunt Gail,  
made yesterday extra special! xo 

Saturday, May 11, 2024

A Perfect Pen for Her Parzival Block

Grace's final block this lesson year is about Parzival. In Waldorf schools the Parzival block is a hallmark of the junior year of high school and as such we made sure to plan for it for this year for Grace (and next year for Emma). Grace has wanted a  glass pen for  awhile now and seeing how she's creating an illuminated letter for a project for this block it seemed like the perfect excuse to surprise her with the much wished for pen. I found this set on Etsy from a local maker in NY. It arrived quickly, was packaged gorgeous and I hear it writes beautifully. Somehow have a feeling this won't be here only glass pen! xo 

Friday, May 10, 2024