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November 30, 2011

A birthday shout-out to everyone’s favorite Nena

Filed under: Family, Personal — llcall @ 6:54 am

We thought the best way to wish Neal’s mom a happy birthday would be to showcase some of the outfits she’s given Addison over the past couple of years (since I’m not the best at posting pictures and she is always clamoring for more)!  So starting with the most recent — Halloween — and working backwards:

Addison was exceedingly lucky to end up in Huntsville on Halloween because (1) she got a cute costume (I’m sure I would have gone with one of my go-to options: a b-baller, a fashion victim, or a hobo) and (2) she got to trick or treat, which in case you can’t tell from the above pictures filled her with excitement and wonder.

Pretty sure this was the moment she discovered there was water EVERYWHERE

I don’t think these pictures really do justice to the cuteness of this outfit, but the life preserver/vest thing is really adorable.  The only problem is that when she wears this (as opposed to her usual white onesies), I’m suddenly reminded that she is more like a little girl now than a baby.  Strange.

Clearly, she'll someday be mad that I posted this for all the world to see, but we were at the beach and she had about two pounds of sand in her diaper. Too funny to pass up . . .

Lorie likes red and so she’s given her a couple of bright red dresses.  Judging by the higher-than-usual number of compliments she gets when wearing the red dresses, I think red is one of Addison’s colors.

I was going to post a few more pictures just to jog your memory about some of the cute outfits I’ve already highlighted on the blog, but since it takes about 2 minutes for each picture to load (I’m not even exaggerating, I timed it!), I’ll just direct you back to some old Pictures for the Weekend posts here, here, and here.  Truly, Addison is blessed to have such an attentive grandmother to save her from the monotony of white onesies.  Thanks, Nena, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

P.S. Is that how you spell Nena, Lorie?



  1. Thanks for your thoughtful post, Lindsay. It’s great being remembered on 11/29/11, and it’s a treat to see the photos.

    Red does make a statement, as does Addison, so the color fits. When was the one in her red Mexican shift taken? Can she still wear it? If so, could you send this Nena one more with Addison Sage in it? I love the embroidery on it. But, poor thing, sand in your diaper would NOT be nice. I couldn’t think of a better, more appropriate dress for my granddaughter. It was the very first one; a baby shower gift.

    The “life preserver/vest thing” is a vest parka. Sleeveless. Glad you like it, and it was perfect for the weather that November day.

    She made a darling lady bug for Halloween. Later I found Neal’s childhood poem reminding me that he, too, knows about lady bugs. 🙂

    Comment by Lorie Call — November 30, 2011 @ 8:40 am

  2. What a great idea—I may steal this for my mother-in-law’s birthday next year! Love all the pics, but esp. the sand one. 🙂 Addison is too stinkin’ cute!

    Comment by v. blanchard — December 1, 2011 @ 1:43 am

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