The Reader's Digest version:
- Tues. night take son to ER for broken arm--both bones right forearm.
- Get admitted at midnight because they couldn't get them both in place.
- Wed. afternoon surgery on arm--2 plates.
- Complications arose with his blood pressure and by 2 a.m. on Thurs. morning we were transferred by ambulance to Children's hospital and admitted to the Pediatric ICU.
- Find out that his kidneys are different sizes and this is probably the cause of his high blood pressure.
- Tests indicate all appears to be fixable at least in the long term.
- Mon. finally get moved out of ICU to regular room--hope to be sent home on Tues.
- Broken arm = blessing in disguise. Not sure we would've found this problem any other way.
Unfortunately I ended up finishing the dresses for them because that was less stressful for me than trying to walk them through the remainder and still get them done on time. Mostly it just meant me putting in the zippers and attaching the skirt lining. They were O.K. with that. Seriously, after all our time and effort I didn't want them to not be able to wear their dresses to the dance.
So here they are in all their glory.
My daughter with her design.
We just added a pretty little brooch that we found at the fabric store to attach to her ruched piece.
It seemed to add a nice touch without being too over the top for her.
BFF with her purple and black concoction
She bought her flower at Jo-Ann's in the hair/jewelry section.
We took off the clip part and hand sewed it on.
Then added some ribbon to hang down too.
All the girls together.
And again with my friend Amber who was nice enough to do hair and make-up for them all.
They all said they had a fun time.
- Turquoise bodice fabric HERE. 3/4 yd.
- Simplicity 3878 for skirt pattern.
- Simplicity 1797 for bodice pattern
- My daughter opted for no tulle under her skirt once she got it on. Decided it was fine just the way it was.
- I think both girls spent under $50 each for their dress materials and embellishments. Yeah!!