Happy First Birthday to our wee Molly Monkey! We started out her day with some little presents....a new dress and shoes! I started a fun tradition with our family a few years ago where the kids get new clothes as their first present of the day...a birthday outfit. Her brothers and sister got a kick out of watching her play around with her presents instead of opening them. In the end we had to help her out a bit.
I wanted Molly's dress to be colorful and bright and I have to say I love the whole Holly Hobbie look. I made it out of vintage reproduction fabrics I've been hoarding. Can you guess what pattern I used? Yep. The lovely Simplicity 5695. I'm always making her dresses too long which makes crawling a real pickle. So, this time I tried really hard to make it shorter. But. Well....I think I might add a small ruffle to the bottom. I was also going to make her some ruffly pants to match. And I wanted to try topstitching the tiers... Ya know what? There should be some rule. Some law. Some kind of legislation...
The more children a woman has the more time she should get, the more hours in a day...right? It only seems fair.
Sam wanted to feed Molly her breakfast. Mmmmmm, banana chunks coated in rice krispies. Our Molly really is a monkey. She LOVE bananas with an insane and crazy passion. She could easily pick the bananas up and feed herself which she did for a while but then they became slimy projectiles. So, Sam helping her with her breakfast became a great idea.
So, in honor of our sweet little monkey, five pictures of her birthday morning!