Monday, January 19, 2009

An Aunt's Delights

Being an Aunt brings such great joy! I cherish each visit I get with my nieces and nephews. Yes, there are challenging and tiring times when you care for little ones, but it is so worth it in the end. I was absolutely thrilled when my first niece was born almost 10 year ago, and I couldn't be happier to now have 4 nieces and 4 nephews. There are definitely benefits of being one of the younger children in a family, one of the major ones being the cute and sweet children you get to play with!

There are many delights for an aunt...

Cuddling sweet little ones and making them giggle

Having extra helpers in the kitchen

Sewing dresses that are much cuter than any you would make for yourself

Adding touches to tiny dresses for dolls long after you've stopped playing with them

The joys of picking out fabric and revising a pattern to ensure that your nieces will look darling as they match yet contrast. (For those wondering, I used Simplicity pattern #9497 to make these dresses, adding an extra band at the the bottom of the skirt for a contrast)

Seeing the look of delight on the face of a sweet little one when she opens your gift

Seeing your nieces, Sara Rose and Lisa Beth, match each other and their dolls

"Look! My dolly matches me!"

I am indeed blessed. Thank you, Luke and Michele and Ron and Maria, for having and raising such sweet children and allowing me to enjoy them!


Ella said...

I love the matching dress thing!!

I always think it would be fun to be a young aunt, but I don't have older siblings, so it doesn't work!

Anonymous said...

That is a very sweet post! Little children are such a blessing! What a wonderful gift!
Great job on the dresses! They are really beautiful.

The Cole Family said...

How sweet! It's fun to make dresses for little girls, isn't it?

That is a cute pattern! I'll have to look for that one.


Aunt Reenee said...

m Yes, being an aunt is a joy, and the dresses are lovely.

Please visit my website, a new online community for aunts and uncles. I'd love for people to leave comments and upload photos.

PoetLady said...

Thanks again for the dresses and dolls and dresses and for all you do for and with our kids. Sara speaks of you often.

Your sister,

Miriam Rebekah said...

Being an aunt is tons of fun.

The dresses are so cute!

Miss Serenity said...

Oh! Too cute! You are such a great sewer (is that even a word? :). I can't wait utill I'm a good enough seamstress to sew for my two little sisters!


Heaven said...

What cute little dresses! I also enjoy making doll's cloths for my younger sister's dolls.

Heaven said...

What cute little dresses! I also enjoy making doll's clothes for my younger sister's dolls.