Saturday, April 23, 2011

"Hair Like Mine!"

Until today, my youngest daughter had never seen anyone who looks quite like her. She has oculocutaneous albinism, which means that although she is Chinese, she has very blonde hair, gray eyes, and pale skin. We have known for a few years that a family in the area has a granddaughter with the same condition, but the granddaughter lives in Kansas City. Well, on Friday, I ran into the grandmother in Wal-mart, and we remarked that we still really did need to get the girls together. She said, "Hey, they're coming for the family's Easter celebration- you should come and bring your kids!" So, I did.

It was so cute- as soon as she climbed out of the car, my daughter saw the other little girl and ran across the lawn to her. They hopped up and down, hugged, and one of them squealed, "She has hair LIKE MINE!" And they were instantly friends. That' my little girl on the left. I love it :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bits and Bobs

Spring is here, yay!! I decided to take some of my leftover fabric scraps from other projects and turned them into happy, springtime outfits for my younger two daughters. First, I sewed together strips of brightly colored fabric, then cut out the tops from those. I used a matching yellow for the pants, and the green hearts were cut out of little odd shaped pieces left from some pants I made for my older son. I used orange thread to make it extra bright and happy. The girls said they got lots and lots of compliments when they wore their new outfits to church!  The best part for me was the girls' smiles! Their brother decided to dub them "the little neon tetras."