I finished sewing the second of three Rapunzel dresses the day before the Falmouth Road Race.
As such, Allie insisted on wearing it to cheer on Daddy.
Sometimes princesses eat jelly donuts.
As opposed to prior years, Grammy, the girls and I arrived down in Falmouth very early. Remember the year the girls and I met Rich's sisters approximately five minutes before Rich ran by us? Not this year. We had plenty of time to set up and watch all the runners, including the wheelchair division. The girls were very well behaved and interested in the race. They even loosened up enough to clap.
We are very proud of Rich, who finished the 7.1 mile race in under an hour while raising more than $2,600 for the Spina Bifida Association.
Miss Emily would not join in.
Now, let's talk fashion. Anna's dress was custom made by Grammy using vintage Strawberry Shortcake fabric. Rapunzel dress #1 has been worn and washed several times and has not had any issues. About halfway through the race, Allie was standing in front of me and I noticed that part of the skirt had come undone from the shirt top of the dress (Rapunzel dress #2.)
I still can't figure out what happened but by the time we arrived home, about 1/4 of the skirt was hanging apart from the shirt. I resewed it all twice and washed the dress. It survived the washing so again, I still cannot figure out what happened. I would have been so embarrassed if that dress had been a gift for someone! Oh, the horror!
We stopped on the way home for lunch. I brought Allie to the bathroom at some point during the meal and a woman pushed open the door for us and said, "Let me get that for you, Princess." Oh my goodness, Allie ate up the attention.
Yes, I still need to sew Rapunzel dress #3.