I am in Kentucky all this week and it is glorious. I never get tired of coming home, and this week I have gotten to spend some quality time with two of my favorite girls, Amanda and Emmie Rose. By this I mean trying to pretend like that precious redheaded baby belongs to me and being a little stingy with stroller pushing privileges.
It is bittersweet spending time with Amanda this week because the Worthams are moving to Alabama next week and will be sorely missed. True, I don’t live here most of the year… but I selfishly want everyone in one spot for when I come visit. I get a lump in my throat just thinking about coming to visit Kentucky and not spending time with Amanda. I hate thinking that there won’t be as many occasions for poetry, walks, and sun salutations, book discussions where we yank our hair really hard to emphasize our feelings and afternoons at the pool. Sometimes I wonder how we have crammed so much friendship into only three years.
We squeezed in a quick photo shoot one afternoon this week to get a couple pictures of the whole family before they move, and because I know you were just dying to see how much Emmie has grown since Christmas. Here are just a couple shots. And yes, we did change her clothes three times in 30 minutes. What good is having a daughter if you can’t play dress-up?Wortham family, you will be very missed, because you are so very loved.
OH my goodness!! That baby…
I KNOW. She’s too much.
I hope you steal her and bring her back to DC with you. SO CUTE.
I tried and her parents were all “Wait – we will kill you if you take our child.” Sad day.
Oh man, fabulous pics, fabulous outfits! Your friends have excellent taste in babywear; I love those gigantic bows. If I have a girl, she will definitely be wearing plenty of those! And I know what you mean about wanting everyone to remain in one spot, just so they’ll all be together when you happen to have the chance to visit. I didn’t even like knowing my two younger brothers had moved out of my parents’ place, even though they’re both still within visiting distance. Part of me wants (and almost expects) everything to remain just as it was when I was a kid — Sometimes it’s jarring when I notice that my parents look older, or even that their furniture is rearranged! Haha it’s amazing how powerful memories are, and how you can love those memories so much that they kind of make you subconsciously unreasonable. 🙂
I am now hardcore praying that you have a girl because she will be TOO CUTE in those bows!!!
And yes… parents shouldn’t be allowed to age.
Would you happen to know where the Worthams got those particular bows? I haven’t seen ones quite like them. They’re my favorite!
Hi Emily! Most of Em’s bows are from a boutique here in Lexington called Baby Bundles. It’s in the Joseph Beth Store. But we really just look in the bow section for big girls and attach those big girl bows to baby headbands. Most of the bigger bows have a middle loop that’s not glued to the bow so you can slide in another bow on top and stack them. Em has a triple decker on today that we stacked that way. If you can find a boutique that has a good selection of bows, the ladies who work there should be a lot of help. 🙂 Thanks for your kind words about our sweet girl!