This was on my list of things to do this summer. I really wanted to make Cyrena this lazy days skirt. I think I bought this fabric 2 months ago and I just haven't gotten around to it. I decided today was the day. And it was SO easy! It took me just over an hour with the help of my assistant. Otherwise it would have taken about 30-45 minutes. Seriously it's so easy and I was so happy with the result. You use ribbon for the hem which makes it easier and cuter. We had to make a matching headband. My assistant actually used the sewing machine for the headband. She loved every minute of it.
Close-up of the skirt
Her headband she made all by herself (kind of....)
On another note...........Cyrena had her first bloody nose this afternoon while I was finishing up the sewing project. I felt so bad, it kind of scared her. I've seen quite a few bloody noses in my day. While I was teaching, we were retrained every year on how to deal with bloody noses. The worst one happened while I was pregnant with Cyrena. I couldn't get this boy's nose to stop bleeding so I finally send him to the nurse's office. Then I proceeded to dry heave into the trash can. Lovely. Cyrena did NOT like me pinching the bridge of her nose, but it stopped the bleeding quickly. Poor girl.
This is how Cyrena looked after she went potty this morning. Classic.
It reminded me of a funny/sad story. In the fall of 2004 I had my first miscarriage. We had finally gotten pregnant after a couple of years of trying. I went away for the weekend with my mom, sister, niece and aunt. We were shopping and having fun. One morning I felt some cramping. I immediately became worried. We went to lunch and before we even ordered I rushed to the bathroom. They were out of toilet seat covers so I lined the seat with strips of toilet paper. Then I saw what I feared...I was spotting. I was heartsick.
I left the bathroom, went back to the table and tried to order. I couldn't see the menu because my eyes were wet with tears. My family was asking me if I was alright, I couldn't talk. The server came to take our order but I rushed away from the table back to the bathroom.
When I got there of course there was a line so I had to stand there with tears streaming down my face, waiting. My mom followed me to the bathroom. She was trying to keep a straight face but she couldn't help laughing. She reached behind me and pulled off strips of toilet paper that had been trailing behind me through the whole restaurant on the way back to the bathroom. OH MY GOODNESS how embarrassing.
Who of us hasn't been there? But really, it had to be one of the worst days of my life. Luckily, when we all get together, we can laugh about it, but at the time I DID NOT LAUGH. To hear my family tell it, the strips of toilet paper were 8 feet long, but really they weren't that long. Just long enough to flap in the wind of my rushing to the bathroom.
Seeing Cyrena walk out of the bathroom like this today made me SMILE and reminded me of the humor of my own embarrassment almost 4 years ago.