If her Aunt Leigh Anne has anything to do with it, Kivrin will probably start picking out her own clothes around the time she learns to crawl…but for now, I still get to dress the baby, and my choices trend toward practical and comfortable.

Like this hat, for instance — it keeps the sun out of her eyes, doesn’t blow off in the breeze and is even a little bit warm. It’s a hand-me-down from Colin, and I distinctly remember my dad wearing a very similar hat to mow the lawn…but she looks adorable in it!

Another fashion philosophy I have for Kivrin’s clothes is “would I wear it?” — and clearly this picture shows that I would….although those stripes might be a little much for me, I think we both look good in grey and black.