Laila Consuela.



~My Lovely Laila.
Consuela is not her real middle name, it’s just the ‘fun name’ she has in our family. Elle is Elle Cavarelli. We’ll see what we come up with for Baby 3.

Laila and I had a busy morning- but we did get to stop in at our favorite thrift store, here in town. I bought this very cool, very vintage fabric for .75. I am having fun making pjs for both the girls with it.

I just finished Laila’s and thought I’d grab a picture of her in them. Laila doesn’t actually like her new jammies, she calls them rubbery and bouncy. (They are kind of a weird, shiny fabric.)

Then… I realized I never just SNAP pictures of the girls anymore- so I snapped a few of L in her natural habitat.

If you pick an animal your child would be- Laila would be a total Baby Bunny. (Elle is a gazelle.) She has to be the snuggliest, smushiest, most loving child on earth. (Also, the most disobedient right now- but I am not listing her weaknesses at present.) She says to me many times a day, “I wanna kiss.” or “I love both ub you.” And she thanks me a lot for things too.

She is also a ‘mommy-bup’ and that gets really old at times- but hey, I never feel starved for hugs or physical touch, I guess. If she could, she would surely ride in a pocket hanging from my side. One of her more annoying habits, is when she is feeling cuddly, she talks on end in a baby voice. I have no idea why she does it,  and I cannot say that it does not lose it’s savor with me. Fast. I try to be nice about it, mostly I am, maybe…

She is the most loving to babyinthewomb– she will spend long periods of times stroking my stomach, singing little tunes to baby, and giggling on and on when it kicks her.

Since Elle started school I feel like Laila and I are little daytime buddies. Just now she walked in and saw me on the computer and said,

“Thanks for staying here with me. I’m SO GLAD you are still sitting there– so I don’t feel all alone.” (Elle is at school today so she must have been feeling lonely?)

She is very expressive about her feelings. She will often say something, and then add at the end, “…and that makes me SO happy.”

She loves brushing her hair for minutes on end. She often talks about her long, blonde hair. And she LOVES boo-ti-ful things. It’s cute, but sometimes I feel it may be a bit cheesy. She noticed e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. and often makes observations to me, in great detail.

Anywho, I love my little snuggle bunny and right now she is talking to me, but I am typing so I better go.


A little shot of some of the great snail mail that came in the last few days. I love it! I love having things to look at, so the other day I went online and ordered catalogs from Anthropologie, West Elm, Restoration Hardware, Boden, Pottery Barn, Down East. It’s like getting free magazines really. You should try it. 🙂

Well, I better go. Got to go pick up my little school-marm.


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  1. clarita says:

    Laila is absolutely darling. That age is so fun – so full of personality, and sometimes I think I could stop and watch them all day and crack up – they’re so little, and such real people! It’s so fun to get to know your kids as individuals, not just as part of the group.

    And yes, I do the same thing with free catelogues. 🙂 So fun and inspiring. I usually take a scissors to mine as soon as I get time and either glue pictures in my journal or in an inspirational file. Such a fall-ish thing to do, sit and read books and magazines.


  2. April says:

    Jenny, Laila is just so lovely! What dolly! She sounds like the perfect little companion 🙂 I think that’s the fun part about older siblings starting school; it gives the younger ones more one-on-one time with mom. Fantastic job on the PJs, and hooray for thrift store finds! Really like the little bows you put on the front, I should do that too. I’m going to be a copycat. Is it a drawstring of just a bow stitched on the front? Do you use a pattern?

    Is that a little Boden package is see sitting amidst the magazines?! Some sweetness for the baby or a treat for the girls? Maybe a treat for mamma!?

  3. Beth says:

    How adorable is she?? I think I have a cute candidate if you’re looking for an arranged marriage. 😉

  4. Anonymous says:

    When are you going to show us your baby room?

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