Sunday, January 25, 2009

"The" Dress




My mother bought this dress 7 1/2 years ago when we were pregnant with Connor. Everyone thought for sure he would be a boy because my parents already had five grandsons and no girls. Well, Connor was not a girl...so I passed the dress on to Jana during her next pregnancy.... Bridger was not a girl, Jana passed the dress on to Karli...Porter was not a girl...this went on for 4 more boys between us three girls. The dress was passed between us over and over again, finally Jana left it in a bin of clothes to be brought out if any of us sisters ever had a girl, we all had significant doubts, as you can imagine!
Finally, our little girl decided to make her appearance. McCall is the first to wear it, in fact after all those years, it still had the tags on it. I don't think Gymboree would take it back at this point, not that I wanted to try! McCall has now worn the beautiful little dress twice and may not fit in it again next week, her neck is abnormally large to accommodate those jowls and her two chins! So here are some pictures for my sisters, who patiently passed this on and on and on... I look forward to passing it back to them one day.
Boys still vastly out number the girls in the family, 17 to 2, but we wouldn't trade any of our boys for a whole passle of girls. We can save the dresses for those still to come to the family, but we also have some darn cute overalls to pass down to the boys...they may have holes in them from being played out, but they too can be darling!

8 comments:

Elena said...

Love the story and love the dress.

Anna said...

that is adorable, and so neat that it got passed down for so long. hold onto that one!

ps, mckall looks really healthy, Kara - like she is keeping up on her New year's goals. :)

Karli said...

That is a cute picture of McCall. Love the dress. But I'm starting to worry about Connor, Tate, and Gage. They still live there right? :) It's just that I don't get to see enough of them on here these days. :)

Mindy Gulbranson said...

That is such a cute dress. I'm glad someone finally got to use it.

Jana Jensen said...

Indeed the dress looks cuter on McCall than it did in the tupperware bin. Please watch her carefully as it appears that one minute the dress is a tad snug and the next the seams are bursting. With ripped seams a Hurren or Jensen girl will never be able to wear it. As if a girl will ever survive here anyway. Enjoy it McCall.

Mountifield Family said...

Kara,
She's absolutely adorable! And the dress is so cute!

Teija said...

I just can't get over the cheeks!!!

Amy said...

What a beautiful girl you have! The dress was definitely worth the wait!