Thursday, September 1, 2011

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

Joining Like Mother, Like Daughter for this weekly celebration of the ordinary.

A Ginger heavy post today.


A little out of focus, but my girl moves fast these days.  

When Ginger smiles like this, she really glows.  

These soul deep smiles are always so fleeting that we have never captured one on camera before.


I am just loving watching Ginger's imagination take flight.  

She is starting to use objects to recreate experiences.  Here she is using her basket to take dolly for a ride (complete with brrm brrm sounds), just like we push her around on her Leo the Lion.


A friend passed this lovely little french top on for Ginger.  

But it was missing three buttons.  Just after I commented on Leila's post on hacks saying I hadn't any, I had to get creative to fix this  - those checked buttons are fairly distinctive.
It turned out there was a spare on the inside label, but I was still two short.  I searched through my Nanna's jar of buttons and found two white fabric buttons.  A rearrangement of the existing checked buttons and sewing on the two white buttons produced a top which was good to go.

And then, as I put in on Ginger this morning, button number five (the bottom button) fell off.  

Back to the mending pile!


My daughter has discovered poking out her tongue is fun.

Charming, darling!


  1. Great pictures :) Never a dull moment, is there?

  2. What a beauty! I love the buttons - cute and fun! I also love the busy little girl in her hat. Something about little kids/babies in hats... just adorable.

  3. Very cute post! I love the picture of her sticking out her tongue.

  4. Your little girl is such a cutie pie!

  5. Great button idea! And she's awfully carrying the basket around.

  6. It is so miraculous when babies begin pretending, isn't it? Oh, Ginger. She's a doll!