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    September 25, 2007

    Yesterday I decided I would go through all of Sean’s baby stuff, pull out a few cherished things and then pawn off donate the rest to our church which has a program to distribute gently worn baby stuff to people who can use them.

    It was a monumental and difficult task but luckily I had the help of Antique Daddy who pulled every article of clothing out of the give away bag just as I put it in and wept loudly into it.  That really helped to move things along.  Additionally I had the help of Sean who had to try on everything. 

    I won’t show you the picture of my living room looking like a Baby’s R Us that was hit by a tornado, but I will leave you with this picture of Sean wearing a Santa suit size 18-months which made me turn off task mode for a minute and laugh which helped to offset the sound of wailing coming from the give away bag.

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    Ho! Now go away and take that camera with you!


    1. Jessika says:

      He’s looking like such a big boy now!
      And I must tell you that every time my 6yr old daughter catches me reading AM she says something like, “Oh yeah, Antique Mommy. She’s sooo funny!”

      September 25th, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    2. Jeana says:

      Oh that’s adorable! It reminds me of when my son tried on the tie from his toddler Christmas suit, with no shirt underneath. He looked like a Chippendale dancer.

      September 25th, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    3. Amy says:

      That is the funniest thing I have seen all day!! 🙂

      September 25th, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    4. Nancy says:

      Now THERE’S your Christmas card this year!

      TOO cute!

      (and I have also been known to wail and cry over out grown clothes! And my “baby” is 22!! Hugs to AD!)

      September 25th, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    5. Ann says:

      Santa? Forget Santa. He looks like one of the elves. 😀 He is cute and funny all rolled into one.

      September 25th, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    6. motomom says:

      Maybe you can talk him into going as an elf for Halloween and save yourself the cost of the pirate costume. Worth a try 🙂

      September 25th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    7. BooMom says:


      and the folks @ work think I’ve gone certifiable !

      and I agree with Nancy- there’s your card *giggle*

      September 25th, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    8. JenLo says:

      What a hoot!

      September 25th, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    9. Julie says:

      My baby is going to be 7 in a couple of weeks. I still have a box of baby clothes under my bed. I used to have two, so I am doing better. The sad part is, none of the stuff under the bed is stuff I will probably hang on to for my grandkids. I’ve got that stuff in a different place. This is just some of the sweeter baby things that I just can’t part with yet. *sob*

      And that would be an awesome card.

      September 25th, 2007 at 4:19 pm

    10. Sara says:

      THat would be a hilarious card!!

      September 25th, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    11. Sherry says:

      I think you have your Christmas Card Photo.
      That face is precious.
      Now you just need a good caption for the photo!

      September 25th, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    12. Schweers' Mom says:

      I agree with Sara about the card idea. That is a riot. Thanks for the giggle in my otherwise very dull day.

      September 25th, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    13. Beck says:

      Heh. That’s great.
      I don’t DARE get rid of our baby clothes – I keep a newborn wardrobe washed and ready at all times, to stave off the possibility of a fourth baby accidentally showing up. It’s hardcore SCIENCE!

      September 25th, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    14. jen elslager says:


      Isn’t it about 102 degrees out your way? He looks hot. 🙂

      September 25th, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    15. Antique Mommy says:

      Yes, it was in the 90s that day which made the Santa suit even more amusing.

      September 25th, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    16. jessica says:

      Someone said use it as your Christmas card! Please Please!!!! That is hysterical!!!!

      September 25th, 2007 at 10:14 pm

    17. Jake's a Girl says:


      His face is saying….What do you mean your giving away my Santa suit? It still fits…See?

      That is the funniest thing! 😀

      September 26th, 2007 at 12:15 am

    18. Kacey says:

      He looks less like Santa and more like The Jolly Red Giant. Also, can he go back to the less grown up haircut — I’m not certain his fans are ready for all this change. Break it to us gently. Pop over to my site for just a second and see what happens to kids when you turn your back for a minute or two.

      September 26th, 2007 at 5:38 am

    19. Mary Jo says:

      Cute cute cute! Maybe I’ll save all my toddlers’ costumes for use in the future. What looked like a Santa costume when Sean was a toddler can now pass for an elf costume! Love it.

      September 26th, 2007 at 8:14 am

    20. Janelle says:

      Love the pictures! At our house we’re still passing from kid to kid so I haven’t had to part with things yet, but I don’t look forward to it. They get upset when the younger one gets their “favorite” shirt so our trying on is not without drama!

      September 26th, 2007 at 8:47 am

    21. Shalee says:

      I think you now have your Christmas card picture for this year…

      September 26th, 2007 at 9:24 am

    22. Karen says:

      You’ve got halloween covered and for FREE! He can go as an ELF!

      September 26th, 2007 at 11:19 am

    23. Aunt Barbie says:

      What a cutie patootie!!! Love yer site!

      September 26th, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    24. Paula says:

      Norman Rockwell, eat your heart out.

      September 26th, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    25. Poppy says:

      oh my gosh…he is so flippin’ cute! He looks like a wee elf!

      I’ve been cleaning out my closet this past two weeks. I’ve come across so many items that evoked wonderful memories. When I came to the boxes that I have for each of my 4 children and looked at some of my favorite first year outfits I saved and their first pair of shoes that I had bronzed…I shed a few tears and had a lump in my throat. My children are now 31, 28, 26 and 22. I could still picture them perfectly in my minds eye wearing each little outfit. *sigh* That was a special afternoon for me.

      September 26th, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    26. patois says:

      Good for you on passing on the clothes. With my third, I’ve been freely giving away. Now I have to circle back to the loads upon loads of clothes I just couldn’t part with when it came to the first two and pass those along, before people turn them down because they’re so far out of style.

      September 26th, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    27. nan says:

      Oh yeah, I can hear my boys now… “see? See? It fits fine! You can’t give this away/hand it down to my brother!!”

      September 26th, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    28. Lynn says:

      Perfect Halloween costume. Paint his face green and he can be the grinch. Love it.

      September 26th, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    29. Moriah says:


      September 27th, 2007 at 11:12 pm

    30. Leslie says:

      My older three are big (11, 9 and 7) so other than a few precious items, their baby stuff went away a long time ago. Now that we have Lily, (9 months) my heart wrenches at seeing her littlest stuff leave. But if you have a good place for it – I give it to the Pregnancy Resource Center – it eases the pain.

      I love your little elf!

      September 28th, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    31. Mrs. G. says:

      I am being completely serious when I tell you Hallmark would buy this photo…now is your chance to retire. Darling boy.

      September 28th, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    32. Linda says:

      And the look on his face!!!

      Shalee has a great idea…this years Christmas card!

      October 9th, 2007 at 11:56 am

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