Today is a rainy, gloomy day. We all put on raincoats before getting in the car. I chose to wear Mom’s raincoat that I kept. In the car, Mabel pipes up from the backseat: “That beautiful coat, mommy! Where from? It from Mindy?” “It was Grandma Debby’s,” I tell her. “Why?” she asks. “Why what?”… Continue reading Angels don’t need coats
We took Mabel on her first family vacation last week! We decided on a road trip and drove down to Hot Springs, Arkansas for a few days. We spent about 7 1/2 hours in the car on the first day. Mabel did an amazing job. She played. She slept. She helped out in the drivers… Continue reading Mabel visits Hot Springs!
I sewed a dress! A dress for little Mabel. I found some lemon fabric online and bought it specifically to make her a dress because she’s outgrown all her lemon clothes (except for one adorable romper she can’t wear until summer….) After searching for days for the “perfect” pattern, I settled on the bubble dress… Continue reading A lemony dress for a lemony girl
Our first Christmas with Mabel was amazing! Mat and I took off from work the days between Christmas and New Years, so we had a nice long time at home with Mabel. She became mobile and quickly started exploring. She helped me wrap presents. She liked having help opening her presents. This was her favorite… Continue reading A Christmas first
Last weekend I woke up to this: STOP. She is SO CUTE. I can’t EVEN. On Saturday, we took Mabel to her first parade downtown — the Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. We got there early so we could snag a spot near the street to provide her with easy viewing.Then we just stood around and chatted… Continue reading It’s all about string