Well, that time of year has come again... to go through my daughter's dresser and purge clothing that is too small. This is always a painful process for both of us -- it's hard to part with such fun and special mommy-made or grandma-made clothing. But we did it tear-free this week!
Annaliese had 29 short sleeved applique shirts in her drawer. Crazy, right?? (Well, at least it was better than the situation two years ago.) I was able to convince her to retire 12 of the 29 shirts. (And all twelve were in that photo from two years ago, so they did have a good run!)
To ease the pain I showed her some blank shirts I had in my stash that we need to use, and told her I could easily replace the silhouette applique shirt she was sad to part with, because *I* had a design I wanted to use!!
Silhouette Girl from 8 Claws and a Paw (which I fell in love with right away and am finally putting to use). Annaliese picked the polka dots. I was aiming for a marbly black, but it is *her* shirt... so I said yes.
UGH. Every blog post that ends with a picture of one of my children makes me sigh and wonder, "how can she be this big???"