Mostly she plays with hats and one chunky bead necklace. She puts them on, takes them off, puts them on, takes them off. Always with a huge smile on her face! Saying something that sounds like "pretty"!
Last summer, we couldn't get her to wear a sun hat at all. So, we spent most of our time in the shade when outside. We had trouble with winter hats too for the beginning of the winter. The only time we could get her to keep a hat on was if there was snow on the ground. Somehow, she seemed to understand that the snow was cold and she needed a hat and gloves. She still pulled them off after a little bit, but they stayed on longer than the sun hats during the summer. Longer than if there was no snow on the ground, too!
Joe and I don't wear hats very often. I wear a winter hat if it's really cold and Joe will wear a cap on a rainy or snowy day. Since this winter was both very cold and very snowy, Grace saw us wearing hats more often than usual. When Joe would come home from work, Grace would take his hat and run off with it and play with it. Eventually, this led to her putting it on....backwards.
|Grace wearing Daddy's hat and dancing to one of her favorite shows,
Fresh Beat Band.
Since we weren't planning on going anywhere this week, I dressed Grace in her St. Patrick's Day t-shirts over the weekend. I was hoping to take some better pictures of her yesterday wearing her St. Patty's green, but since we're sick, this photo taken over the weekend with my phone will have to do:
|This is Grace trying on a flower headband after seeing her Aunt Barb put it on.
Of course, Aunt Barb thought she was soooooo cute and had to buy it for her!
Sometimes, I plan for her to wear a tutu if it matches the rest of her outfit. Here she is wearing her hot pink tutu for a day of shopping with mommy and Aunt Barb ( sorry, it's another bad, camera phone picture with my messy kitchen cropped out of it).
It's the same tutu that she wore for Valentine's Day, but since her St. Patty's Day t-shirt had pink in it, I thought it matched pretty good, especially with the sweatshirt.
This weekend, we'll be going to our niece's birthday party! Bella is turning 2 already...I can't believe it! Bella's mommy is throwing her a Princess Dress-Up party! I can't wait!!! I'm hoping Grace will participate. Sometimes she just does her own thing when we visit with all of her cousins. But I'm hoping she'll see all of those pretty, princess dressed and just jump right in and play!
I'm thinking now, it's time to start a dress-up trunk for Grace. Tutus, beads, boas, etc. I'm really excited! So far, I've picked up another tutu for her and Aunt Barb picked up more silly headbands for her.
If you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments, I'd really appreciate it!