There are days that I miss my mom more than others, but holidays are still especially hard. However, this Easter I had a special, unexpected connection to my mom. Last year, I found a box of baby clothes marked "Linda's baby clothes" tucked in the back of one of the closets in my parents' house. Most of them are legitimately my mom's baby clothes that I wouldn't want to try to put a baby in for fear of having to wash them and have them fall apart. But there are 2 dresses in the box that my mom made in her high school home-ec class. In high school my mom could sew better than I will ever be able to sew! This dress fits Kaylee so perfectly. It is as if my mom pinned it onto Kaylee and tailored it specially for her. And that is what made this holiday bearable....that, and this cute face!
My mom loved getting us new shoes and would always tell us stories about getting new shoes as a little girl. Her favorite shoes were the white shoes with the black saddle, but I think she would have loved these!
I made the flower clip to match...actually I made 7 different bows (see easter basket above) but this one was so perfect I didn't even try the others with the outfit!