We live 5 minutes away from Sovereign Hill (a historical park) so every few years we go and get a family portrait. It's really fun. Sometimes we go for the day too and sometimes (like today) just for the photo (if you book just for the photo you are not charged an entry fee). Babywearing was useful for getting to the photographic rooms.
Fortunately the costumes are quick to put on - they all open at the back and have velcro tabs although you would never quess that by looking at the photos. Look at my gorgeous 1860's baby!
After the photo we head off to the Begonia Festival for a picnic and to check out the great children't activities there. The petting zoo was a big hit with my kids! We didn't stay as long as I liked because of the weather but my solarveil mei tai was great until it got too hot outdoors for all of us. I am hoping for better weather next year.
I finished making this full buckle yesterday. It's from a tablecloth (nicknamed Pfaux Pfau) which is popular in DIY circles because it feels very much like a wrap. It's a lovely material and it worked really well as a full buckle. I bought the smaller size tablecloth and have enough left over for a pod blanket. This is my favourite full buckle of the ones I have made so far. It has a padded waist which I prefer over the other style waists I have tried. The size is 17" X 17" so a petite toddler/inbetween size. The width of this is great for my toddler but he prefers arms out if he's not sleepy so it's a little tall for him (so it's a great excuse to make another one!)