Saturday, April 9, 2011
Memories Old and New
I remember playing dress up in my moms dresses when I was little. For some reason I remember this black sorta chiffon dress. It would be so cool to still have it. Oh well, I know thats crazy talk. Last weekend when I was able to get those lovely shots by the azalea, I was also able to get some of a different sort.
I was looking for something in the closet when I noticed that box. The one that has been in a closet somewhere since 1983. Um yea thats almost 28 years! Thus the yellowing. But Avery didnt seem to mind.
I remember when she was little and I thought some day Casey might wear my gown in her wedding. Again, Crazy talk. Of course she didnt wear it. It was way outdated. By the way if you watch the Duggars and saw the Renewal of Vows Episode they showed pictures of their wedding. Yes my dress looks very similar to hers. I guess I was the modest sort. Ha! Well I will tell you this. I tried on several gowns and when I put this one on, I KNEW it was the dress. I did have that experience lots of people hope for when trying on wedding gowns. I remember thinking how beautiful it was. :)
Anyway, when I saw the box in the top of the closet I KNEW Avery would want to play dress up in it. So I pulled the box down and asked her if she wanted to dress like a real princess in Nonnas Wedding Dress. I was right, she did. I mean WHY NOT? It was just sitting there. ALL THOSE YEARS. So thats what we did.
She seemed very happy to be putting it on. Her daddy thought it was somehow "creepy". I didnt think so though.
We of course went outside for pictures. It was fun watching her prance around. Although it was hard for her to move much in the dress. She kept telling Casey "You be the King mama, I be the princess" And would take Caseys hand and dance. So sweet!
Being a "real" princess is a little tiring though. Thank goodness for the Queen "Mum"
At some point we shook it out and folded it back up.
Back into the box it went.
Until next time.
Thank God for these great memories.
I love our little princess.