Last night, Raileigh had her first sip of Coca-Cola.
We have offered it to her before, but she has always insisted that she doesn’t like it– even though she’s never tried it. I don’t drink caffeinated beverages, so therefore I don’t drink Coke. I think this is why Raileigh thought she doesn’t like it. She tends to enjoys drinks that I do- Strawberry Lemonade, Orange Gatorade, and Chocolate Milk. So, since I don’t like Coca-Cola, it seems that she assumed she didn’t as well.
She wanted to drink it through a straw because she said the Coke smelled funny. I have to say that I agree, but perhaps that is because I don’t drink it. After the first sip, she kind of wrinkled up her nose and made a funny face. But, she kept drinking it. After 5 or 6 sips, Raileigh declared that she did like “Daddy’s Coke”, which is how she always refers to Coca-Cola.
All of this reminded me of a dress that I made a few months ago. It’s a t-shirt dress, constructed from the Sienna Dress pattern, by Lil Blue Boo. I did make a few changes, but the overall idea is the same.
This dress is made from three t-shirts. All have been picked up thrift shopping at some point. The white Coca-Cola shirt was originally intended to be a shirt for me, but it was definitely too small. However, it made the perfect shirt to cut up and use in a dress for Raileigh!
All of these pictures were taken a few days before Thanksgiving. It is amazing to me how much she has grown since then. It’s a great reminder to relish each and every day, because they really do pass us by so quickly.