My brother, Adam, and sister-in-law, Kim, welcomed their second daughter, Mallory Alaine into the world.
Like a twisting winding trail so has Mallory's birth story been.
Part of the joy I find in this space here is that I choose to make it one of celebration and documentation.
Because I want to remember the middles of our lives as family.
Last week, Mollye made an impromptu trip to visit us if you will remember here. Kim's complications with Previa had become severe placing her on complete bed rest at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
We loved having Mollye at our camp all last week and were happy to do whatever was needed to show love and support.
While MAC was here, well, she and I did some designing. Together, we selected fabrics for matching Big Sister/Little Sister outfits.
This is the part where I ADORE having a niece to share the joy of all things girly with!
Once all done with making, Mollye and I had a photo session. The weather was too cold for an outside shoot, but I do declare that little miss had no problem working the camera.
I asked her to think about her little sister, Mallory, and this is what I got:
Is she not more precious than you can stand at a mere 3 years old!
She wanted a skirt that would do a lot of swirling and would be fluffy. Those were her words to be exact. So, my magic hands drummed her up this outstanding piece.
I so enjoy the eclectic mix of fabric full in color. There are seven tiers in this ruffle skirt.
With Mallory's due date not until the 2nd week of April, yet with the seriousness of Kim's condition, I opted to create a coordinating pair of preemie sized pants for Mollye's little sis.
k.Mac Twins hairbows all by herself. She had free reign in all of Aunt Meg's yummy button jars, goodie canisters and ribbon baskets. I quite possibly levitated while watching her make her selections.
Yes, those are feathers. And, totally fabulous if you ask me.
appliqued tanks and tees accentuating each of the different fabrics on ruffle display.
Can this girl get any cuter?Oh, I think she just did!
Mollye Addison is ready.
She will be an amazing big sister.
She is excited.
Aren't we all?!
Happy Birthday, Mallory Alaine!
Aunt Meg :)