My Beamish Brood

My Beamish Brood

Monday, June 25, 2012

Clothes Horse

My daddy picked out this outfit for me

Don't I look absolutely gorgeous?

Yes, you may ooh and aah, I don't mind.
Audrey is eight days old, and she already owns more clothes than I do! Sure, I had fun dressing my boys when they were little, and of course they looked adorable in whatever they wore, but there is something very different about outfitting a little girl. Honestly, we haven't bought many items for her ourselves... our family and friends have left us well-stocked. But I don't remember swooning over baby boy clothes like I am doing now. My mom has said (and I really don't think it's an exaggeration) that she could go the first three months of life and not wear the same outfit twice!

I can remember one outfit that Max wore that I was actually sad to see him outgrow. Everything was cute, but there is only so much you can do with trucks and dinosaurs. Now, every item I pull out of Audrey's drawer makes me want to own it in every size! It's a fact, girl clothes are cuter. This does not mean that there are no cute clothes for boys. I love seeing Max and Lucian in polo shirts and cute hats. But the fact remains: there are more cute clothes out there for girls. At Easter, there was one rack of dress clothes for boys at Kohls, parked next to rows and rows and rows of Easter dresses, bonnets and shoes. Our lives have officially changed, and I don't foresee it being kind to our pocketbook.


  1. It is lots more fun to dress up a little girl when you can dress her in clothes YOU love--it gets harder when they are teens and want to wear the clothes THEY love. Right Auntie Megan ??
    Paul you did a great job on that darling outfit.

  2. He picked out a pink onesie and skirt for her, which he is calling a tutu. I think he's as excited about dressing his little sister as I am!