Sunday, October 5, 2008

The One Dress that Mom saved...




I had lots of cute dresses when I was little, but this is the only dress that Mom saved. Mom and Dad thought for sure I was their last child! (Oh, how wrong they were!) This dress is special because my mom actually smocked it! So it is close to 13 years old now! AnnaClaire wore it to Church today and she looked SO cute. I went back and found a picture of me wearing it when I was her age. The picture of me is my 3 year old preschool picture. It's so fun to see AnnaClaire, at almost 3, wearing the same dress that I wore when I was 3! And we both, of course, have big red bows! :)

9 comments:

Leslie said...

OK, that made me tear up. That is PRECIOUS! My sister smocked lots of clothes for my boys and her two children, so your Mom must be one patient lady! I would NOT have the patience to smock a dress! Won't it be fun when you get to show the Kate wearing it and you'll have two previous pics?! It won't be long now to wait for Kate!!!
:) Leslie

Keri said...

What beautiful sisters with one more to go! I bet AnnaClaire felt proud to be wearing her big sister's dress! So glad you shared these pictures!

Keri

Lexie said...

Oh, so precious!! I think we might have a few outfits that my sister and me wore that we will try to have Karleigh Mei wear. So much fuN!

Can't wait to see Ms. Kate in it!

Mom To Six said...

Aww.. and you both of course, are adorable! :)

Love that your Mom loves those big bows! Me, too!

Ohilda

Anonymous said...

Do you folks have any suggestions for bonding with an older child coming home from china?

Dawn said...

SOOOO stinkin cute!!!
Can't believe you are only 3 (or less) short weeks away! It is finally here!
Love you
Dawn

chicknboy said...

how amazingly cool is that?!
I can't believe your mom smocked that!

Amy Jo said...

Absolutely precious!!! Loved the pictures and post. Can't wait to see Kate big enough to wear the dress! Praying for your packing and preparation. Blessings & love, Amy

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

How sweet and cool is that!! I'm sure you loved seeing your sweet MeiMei in one of your dresses from the past. Very special!