For the next several days I will be posting about the World Congress of Families. This year it is being held in Sydney, Australia. Remember how we helped to raise funds for Angela to attend? She is sending daily reports of the presentations, interviews she is able to have, and more. I am excited to share with you what she is experiencing. There are so many around the world - politicians, religious leaders, community organizers, trained professionals, and others - who are dedicated to defending the family. I will try to post each day's events in order so you are not reading them backwards as you scroll down. I have broken up Angela's summaries into several posts so it isn't overwhelming to see a HUGE post. Remember, if you have any questions you would like her to ask when she gives her interviews, leave them in the comments and I will pass them along to her.
Lovable Squishable Kissable Hershey
Hershey is 7-1/2 months old! Where did the time go? She is definitely starting to develop a little personality all her own. She's a petite little thing, much like Bon Bon was as a baby. She only weighs 15 pounds. We just started feeding her baby cereal and other foods a couple of weeks ago. I like to keep my babies strictly on mama's milk until they are at least 6 months old. A couple of my babies needed food at about 4 months but the rest were over half a year old before starting them on solids. Hershey just got her two bottom teeth last week. She loves to give me "kisses." She grabs my face and plants her mouth on my cheek or chin. She won't do it to anyone else.
Hershey rolls all over the floor when playing and everything gets put in her mouth. It helps us keep the living room really clean! She has a very funny laugh when she gets going. It sounds like a machine gun! Of course, it's so cute we're always trying to make her laugh so we can hear it.
The peasant dresses were made using the Miss Madeline Dress pattern. I tried to make my own pattern but couldn't get the angle of the sleeves right. They were always too tight, so I gave in and bought a pattern. I LOVE it! The dresses sew up very quickly - less than half an hour each.
The hair accessories were made by my niece, Sariah. She supplied us with bows, flowers, and headbands galore, enough to match every outfit.
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