Fake Pout

I found these photos from a "hair style shoot" a month or so ago and I had to share.  They just make me laugh.  

Violet's pout is in full force these days, and she wields that thing like a weapon.  Half the time, the actual pout makes her laugh and she loses the battle on her own.  For example... this happened when I told her that she could not have a sucker:  

So I laughed (like every good mom would, right??!) and it made her laugh, too:  

One of these days I hope to document the "full body pout" she has perfected.  It's impressive, pathetic and adorable all at the same time.  


Blue Dress a la 1981

I love that my parents saved a lot of my old dresses, and my (homemade!) hair accessories as well.  There are few things as sweet as watching Violet rock one of my old frocks - and that's just what she did today for church.  She obliged me a few photos in exchange for a sucker... one that matched her dress, of course.  

My parents made each of these clips for my sister and I when we were kids.  Now Violet is their proud owner, and we keep them on the bar and velvet strips my Dad crafted when I was young.  It's fun just to go through them, enjoying specific memories or just the warm feelings of childhood in general.