At 2 year's old Annie Frances is not really sure what Valentine's Day is all about, but she does know what "Smoochie Kisses" are (Hershey's Kisses). She expects to get to eat lots of "smoochie kisses" wearing her new Valentine's Day outfit that I made her. She wore her new outfit to her Valentine Party at her playschool and pulled all the red ribbons out of the eyelet trim on the pants. I had to replace them and I quickly learned that they needed to be tacked in so that she couldn't take them out. Erin wasn't so sure about having her wear a little peasant style smock, but after we finished it, we just loved how she looks in it. The little puff sleeves show off her little chubby arms and the fullness of the smock is just perfect for a little one's tummy. She is growing up so fast and we don't want to give up our baby yet, so this style really suits her well. We plan to make lots more of this style in more fun and trendy fabrics and we'll show you more later.
Erin is planning on having a special oil or pastel portrait done of Collin and Annie Frances so we are experimenting with outfit styles and possible settings for the portrait. I really love this Carolina Blue corduroy bishop with the chocolate accent smocking for Annie Frances. Erin was also able to find a matching sweater vest and plaid corduroy pants for Collin. (He is not too big on his grandmother making him "heirloom style" clothes anymore.) I think these style outfits would make a great look for their portraits. We went down to this little park after church on Sunday and played with some different settings to see what we liked. We took a picnic lunch and the kids had a great time exploring the old barn, rock walls, bridges and the stream. I had a really fun time snapping lots of pictures of my sweeties too!