Sixteen months old, and these two are delightful chatterbox magpies. Every weekend they surprise me with something new; between last weekend and this one, Emmy has learnt to say cuddle, night-night, nana, mummy and baby. Olympia communicates in a symbiotic way; it’s suddenly possible to hold a little conversation with her about her toys, her movements, her wellbeing. When we walk around the supermarket, she holds my hand.
When my sons were the same age, I was five months pregnant with these little ladies. In retrospect that seems so strange to me; we still think of these girls as our babies and whilst we are definitely thinking of beginning to embark on the process for another, I can’t imagine being halfway along with one right now. Crazy. Embla especially feels like she still is a baby; they are definitely not ready for a small brother or sister yet! This time next year, though…
La Coqueta Kids sent the girls these beautiful merino bonnets in exchange for a feature on the blog. I feel like we’re finally finding our feet with dressing the girls at last; everything about the way that they were dressed today made me grin from ear to ear. These bonnets fit true-to-size and are so incredibly soft, they feel completely luxurious to touch and really elevate an outfit to the next level. I can’t believe that we waited almost eighteen months to start accessorising our daughters! I do feel that we will probably purchase a couple more of these in different colourways as I really like the terracotta and the blue as well. They’re definitely not cheap but I think they’ll probably resell quite well if we manage to keep them in good condition; bonnets are so ‘in vogue’ at the moment and it’s a trend that I see lasting a good few more winters.
You can find the bonnets from La Coqueta Kids (£26 each), and the dresses from Bang Bang Copenhagen/Alex and Alexa.
What do you think?