It's Gracie's first day of school today. My brother and sister-in-law took the day off of work so that they could drop her off, and we're all a little choked up. Gracie is excited, though! She proudly wore her "Aunt-Laura-Loves-Me outfit, and I finished her blanket and matching pillow Saturday night and did some emergency sewing yesterday to finish her pink leggings for playground modesty. (They took longer than expected because I accidentally sewed the ruffles to the wrong side on one half of the pants!)
We did a mini-photoshoot Friday so she could show off her new dress, and I'll be baking her the cookies I bribed her with today. (They're to be her afternoon snack tomorrow after school.!)
The piping was difficult because Nikki ran off with my piping foot, so I ended up having to restitch the piping seams by hand so we didn't have the gapping around it, showing off the twill tape. She's wearing some tights and Sunday shoes in this picture that I happened to have laying around, but today she won't be. She has plenty of casual Mary Janes and some white sandals, too.
I'm happy, but I'm sad, too. Our baby--all grown up and going to school! Wasn't it just yesterday that I was making tiny baby clothes and she fit in just my two hands?