Ava Grace's Closet

Thursday, May 28, 2015

What Ava Wore : Striped

The girls and I attended the one year memorial mass for Isabella's best friend Lauren's mom this past Tuesday evening.
I still struggle with the fact that she's gone - it often makes me question my faith and has me thinking about death far too often.
I see Lauren almost daily most weeks and she seems fine.
But what is fine? 
She is 17 and does not have a mother.
It's been one year and to me, it feels like only yesterday that Izzy called me from school hysterically crying and telling me that Cathy had died.

The church usually gives me so much peace.
This time, if I'm honest, it did not.
It just made me sad. And it had me questioning all over again, why God would take away such a vibrant person who still had far too much life left.
My Ava Grace is obviously far too young to understand the impact of what happened to Cathy, what cancer did to Lauren's family; but believe you me, she knows she is gone forever.
She was so, so sweet at church.
And afterwards, we had ice cream and a magical walk through the forest.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What She Wore : Braided

This morning, Izzy came downstairs with the most incredible braid.
The varying shades in her hair {courtesy of far too many highlights in preparation for her italian adventures} just looked so pretty, I had to photograph it.
Love it against this soft, bowed up chambray shirt via Chicwish which she immediately claimed as her own.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Things Ava Says

Maybe it's just me but I sometimes feel like my 5 year old is really a 25 year old hiding in the body of a teeny tiny child.
She talks constantly. And I mean constantly.
Some of the stuff that comes out of her mouth has us wondering where she gets it half the time.
I tend to either call my husband and tell him what she just said and other times I quickly capture it in my iphone notes.
I never, ever want to forget.

Friday, May 22, 2015

What Ava Wore : Playing Dress Up with limeapple

If there's one thing ms. Ava Grace loves, it's dresses.
The fancier the better.
Twirl factor being high is always good as well, not going to lie.
This pretty by limeapple fit the bill and then some. read: we love pink.
Don't even get me started on her pineapple sandals

Thursday, May 21, 2015

What They Wore : No Words Required

If I had to quote my Julian's favourite line, I'm pretty sure it would be this one.
I hear it daily. 
And Ms. Ava Grace, well, she has been known to break down for no apparent reason.
Just like a girl.
Our sponsor, Text2wear, makes super fun t's + sweats for kids that let their clothes do the talking.
It might just be the easiest way for this mama to get a wee bit of quiet.
#wishfulthinking

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

What I Wore : Trenching + A Giveaway

It's been chilly here in Toronto the last few days after what was a glorious (and super warm!) weekend.
Not so new.
I'm secretly happy I got to pull out my new trench, even if it's just for a few days.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer Essentials with Garnet Hill Kids

Ava and I had a conversation earlier this week about which season is our most favourite.
She insists she is partial to the fall, mostly because there is jumping in piles of leaves happening.
Myself? I'm definitely a summer girl.
Here are a few of our must haves - 
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