I decided to make it an antiquing tradition, to find something for Aurora's room. She has quite the mix of vintage, thrifted, and modern/new stuff in her nursery. I found the perfect little companion to her lamb at the very same antique shop:
|isn't he cute? he even has a little furry tuft of hair on top of his head!|
Every family visit has become an opportunity for my parents to clean out their basement (which is still full of a lot my junk), and this time, they brought some things from my own childhood that I could now give to Aurora: a little kiddo wicker patio set and a rocking horse that my Uncle Jeff made for me.
It also reminded me of other childhood relics I have been sharing with Aurora. My mom was good at saving just the right amount of clothing in the bottom of her cedar chest for both me and Jayme. When I start packing up some of Aurora's stuff now, I have difficulty getting rid of anything! Every little outfit holds a memory. Plus, if my next baby is a girl, I can't let go of all of these sweet pink outfits yet.
|a little trinket box...I'm a February birthday too, just 4 days after Aurora's!|
|a little t-shirt collection...shh, don't tell Jayme about the #1 Daughter top!|
|one of my baby bracelets|
Of course, a few of those "bad" qualities are inevitable, but at least now I have the skills to provide her with some coping strategies! (Except for the thighs...when the pear-shape is passed down, there's pretty much no escaping it.)