This weeks’ current events have me thoroughly enjoying my family. Watching Lilly rediscover our backyard in bare feet, seeing Gracie crinkle dead leaves in her chubby little hands. Giving water to two, red-faced, little girls. It’s simple, and it’s sweet, and it’s just what most of us need right now. Especially this anxious Mama.
I feel it necessary to tell you all that I had a really important conversation with Brandon this week too… the “what if” conversation I always think about but never truly want to discuss. What if something like Boston happens in someplace like Pittsburgh? Like, say, in your office building, hunny, where you work way up high? For the first time ever, we had a real conversation about a real plan we’d enact if one of us was in an emergency. Have you had this conversation in your family? Have you had this conversation with your [older] children? With your parents? Your grandparents? Luckily for me, my husband’s parents both work in town or very close to downtown. Luckily for me, my husband has friends, and a network of hockey family that work downtown too. Luckily for me, he is not “alone” per-say and I feel better knowing there are many more than just one avenue for him to find a way to exit the city or get in touch with me. Find family, try and make a phone call, get home.
Because like it or not, there are two little young people we are raising in this world where we need to have this conversation.
And a dog. I guess he’s part of the conversation too 😉
In lighter news, the fabulous Amy Halme, from Lippy Brand created Gracie a one of a kind hearing aid tether that we are totally in love with. It’s super cute and fashion forward but functional too. The one that came in Gracie’s “kit” was bulky, ugly, and made of some type of cord that kinked easily which I hated. This one is styled after Amy’s beautiful and popular, ringed, pacifier clip.
Hmmm… I think Gracie wants to be a big sister!
So cute, right? I love the rings. Purple, sparkle, ear-molds, giraffe print aids, and a pink tether- totally fab.
Amy also makes my absolute favorite pilot hats. They fit like a glove and are super soft! We love them for Gracie to keep her hearing aids on and love that Amy can make them completely unlined so they are really, really thin. That’s important for kids who wear aids because too much fabric can dampen the effectiveness of the aids- which is certainly not the point!
Visit Amy’s shop, Lippy Brand, on Etsy for these cute hats, AND the paci clip or hearing aid tether. Thanks Amy!
Gotta show you these 🙂
I’ve been drafting a real menu to de-stress the baking side of my “work”.
We’ve been thoroughly enjoying the spoils 😉
Happy, happy, Thursday, friends. It’s a good one.