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Friday, September 24, 2010

Family Fridays

Its Friday and this is by far the busiest day of the week for sure, but I always keep my family at the top of the priority list. Fridays are Family fun nights here. To us this means Family movie with home made popcorn, easy dinner ( frozen pizza or corn dogs), and games.  Then to finish it off the kids get their sleeping bags out and pick a room in the house to sleep ( the new toy/studio seems to be tonight's choice) then we snuggle in for story time.  I am so very blessed with this family.   

Well I wanted to post something and also give a little more insight into our day to day routine, so there it is.   Have a great night everyone and thank you so much for reading my blog!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Inspration for Creation.

    Well now that you have met the whole family you now see where my inspiration for creating unique clothes comes from. As our family grew and became as unique as the day is long. I was constantly looking for ways to connect the kids to each other and myself. As I said in yesterday's post my family has been created through foster care and adoption which can cause bonding and unity problems. So being that I sew and sketch when I need a creative release. It only seemed natural to me to make clothes for the kids.  Not to mention that when the kids out number adults in the quantity we do I needed a quick (and cute lol) way to identify and locate the kids in crowded places. So I would make themed outfits or t-shirts and that way if my head count was off I would know what color to search for or I could remember exactly what the child was wearing. All of this sounds great albeit a little over protective, the only problem with my (in my mind) genius plan, you can't plan for all the what ifs in life.( and we have A LOT of what ifs) and I have only had 2 heart stopping OMG where is he/she moments. Yep, you guessed it neither time was a day when the kids where dressed together LOL go figure.  

   From my overprotective control attempts I discovered that the kids preferred to custom clothes and I so enjoyed making outfits and such for them. So I would make birthday outfits,holiday outfits, school outfits, special event outfits and even special family game night lounge wear. Well that is pretty much when we decided (my mom and myself) that we wanted to open 123CuteAsCanBe to share with others these adorable outfits that have meant so much to our family. 
Below you will see random pictures of some of my favorite outfits.


There are a couple of my personal favs. and now I have to go do dinner and bedtime routine. Thanks for reading this and have a great night!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Starting Out

Okay so I am very new to this whole blogging world but I wanted to share my amazing, wonderful,chaotic and offten very loud life with those of you out there who are interested.  I have been so busy building my family and working on teaching them the values and common life lessons I want them to grow up with that I kinda missed the fact that I do have a very unique life and people might want to hear about. So this is my attempt to tell my story.

Let me start out by saying I have 8 kids in my home ( yep eight LOL) My life has been blessed with and created by fostercare and adoption. Each of the kids has a unique story of his or her own but for now I want to focus on the family as a whole. There are 10 of us in this small but loved MN home. My mom Betsy, myself (Hi again I'm Erin), Andrew 15YO,Michael 11YO ( as of yesterday eeek! they grow up so fast), Tori 7YO,Benjamin 5YO, Matthew4YO, Molly 3YO, Cassie 22 months and Rory 3 months.  My mom has adopted Andew,Michael, Tori, and Molly. I was blessed to adopted Benjamin and Matthew, and Cassie and Rory (because of rules I am sharing the names that we will give them after adoption has taken place)are still foster babies.

The Whole Gang!
Andrew 15 years old
Michael 11years old
Tori 7 years old
Benjamin 5 years old
Matthew 4year
Molly 3 years old
Cassie 22months
Rory 3months
Okay so now you have met the gang and it is time for me to get them ready for another day tomorrow, so I will say Goodnight and try to write again very soon.
Thanks for reading a little about my life!