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Monday, January 9, 2012

Winter White

Hi there, everyone!
We are having a cold, wet, gray Winter day here at our home.  Hopefully that means BabyCakes will take a niiiice long nap for me.

It's too bad today is so dreary because I really wanted to do her 2 -year "Little June" shots today.
Here, let me show you the dress Melissa made her:

Precious, right?  When I mentioned to Melissa that I wanted to do these photos in a pillowcase dress so as to best represent who she is right now (and we all know she sports more than a few pillowcase dresses these days), she quickly offered to make it and I took her up on it.
I had an idea for what I wanted and after some collaboration (and much work on Melissa's part-- thank you!!), the result is beautiful!

The pink trim between the top and the bottom was her idea and the fabrics are so soft and beautiful!
The long pink satin bow is as soft as a baby's butt.

She knew I was looking for something a bit vintage-inspired and when she suggested the detailed fabric on the bottom, it was perfect.  It kind of reminds me of my grandmother white chenille bedspread that she uses in the "girls' room" of their house -- a room I slept quiet country nights of sleep in as a child and even a teen.

I'm more than a little afraid to even let BabyCakes wear it.  She's kind of a female, pigtail-wearing Pigpen.   Don't get me wrong, I love this little lady more than any other "little lady" on earth, but she's just so dirty all the time.  Crusty, sticky, poopy, snotty, slimy... I don't know why but it is always something.
She can have just had a bath and suddenly I find mashed banana on her person... really??
More than once I have said "Where the crap did this come from?" when something that was previously stuck to her got stuck on me.

I found a spaghetti noodle in her bed this morning.

 I don't know, it's a rare talent she has to be so cute and yet so gross at the same time.

Or maybe it's all children.  :)

In the mean time, here is a shot of the now-awake BabyCakes looking at her dress on the computer screen.

Yep, that's right, she's awake already.
Ten minutes into her nap, nature called -- with a bullhorn, if you know what I mean.

Fun times.

I told you she was dirty.  :)

(Love you, BabyCakes!  You know this is all in fun!)


Frauenfelder said...

That dress is so so so so cute!!!! Love it!

shelley said...
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shelley said...

Beautiful dress. Can't wait to see the pics.