She's having a baby. Another baby.
My sister-in-law is having a third child in the fall. I will be an aunt for the third time. There is nothing more exciting than news such as this. A little person is going to enter the world into the best family he/she could possibly wish to be a part of. My brother and sister-in-law are amazing parents to two beautiful girls, and this child-on-the-way has got it made.
It is the mother-to-be's (again) birthday Wednesday, March 9th, and I wanted to make her something special. Ever since I was treated to a $38 apron (from a Christmas gift card to Anthropology), cooking has taken on a new, exciting form. It is fun to cook and bake in pretty things. Everyone should have the chance to do so, especially a mother of three! I decided to make a completely impractical apron for Katie for her birthday this year (it ties together in the back with a bulk of black tulle). Although I know she has about two or three aprons already, I cannot help thinking it is fun to mix it up sometimes.
I sew like I cook. I don't know what I am doing, but I use everything within my means to create the end result for which I am searching, a sort of make-it-happen attitude is involved. I hand-stitched this apron based on a pattern from one I already had along with some basic stitching skills I learned in a theatre costume class in college. I am sending it her way to Florida (surely a couple days late for the Wednesday birthday date). Happy Birthday, Katie! You are a best friend and an incredible mother to my nieces. I hope I can do half as good a job with your nieces someday.