I figured it would be neat to show her these things when she got older. However, one item slipped by me, and I didn't realize it until after I had sold it. It was a simple, white onesie that said "I'm new here." It was the very first "baby" purchase I made when I was pregnant with Annika. I was quite superstitious when I was first pregnant, and I didn't buy anything baby-related until I was past the first trimester. Then when someone bought it yesterday, I thought afterwards, "I should've kept that." But I guess you can't keep everything. At least I have a picture of it still. This is Emmett wearing it - I have a better picture of Annika wearing it, but I don't feel like taking the time to find it right now. You get the idea.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Twice a year, the moms' group that I'm a part of (Y Neighbours) puts on a "kids used toy and clothing" sale as a fundraiser (to pay for the babysitters who watch our kids each week while we have coffee and gab). When I first joined the group, I thought the sale was a big pain in the a$$. It seemed to be a lot of work, and it was all we talked about for the first month (or at least that's how it felt!). However, after my first experience at the sale, I changed my mind. Yes, it takes a lot of planning, and it's a bit of a long day (starting quite early), but I actually really enjoy the sale. Maybe it's having a morning "off" from getting kids out of bed and ready for the day. Maybe it's the thrill of finding some great deals. However, I think what I enjoy most is spending the morning with the ladies in my group. They're a diverse group of women, but there's something about working together towards a common goal that is very unifying and rewarding. I love the women in my group, and I have been so blessed by their support and friendship. I think every mom needs a moms' group - a place to vent frustrations, ask for advice, share achievements, and just get a little break and some grown-up conversation (and the coffee and goodies we have are just icing on the cake). It's good for the soul.