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I'm just back from Geek Girl Tech Con in Plymouth, MA.  I figure I know enough about soft clothes, now it's time to learn how to use software (and hardware) to share the love.  So now, CapeKids has our own Pinterest page.  Check it out now and come back often for news and new finds:


Think warm thoughts as spring fights to reclaim its place on Cape Cod,

Lorri


Birthdays

Today, my baby turned 25.   As I marveled at that,  I thought about the birthday celebration CapeKids is planning for the 45th Birthday Celebration of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

I read The Very Hungry Caterpillar to my boys, and now I'm honored to join the celebration and feature the new infant clothing line inspired by Eric Carle's art-Caterpillar & Friends by Jaxxwear.


What I would not give for a magical turning back of time, for just a precious moment to hold my sweet natured toddler in my arms again, snuggled up with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, his clean baby hair against my neck, and hear him whisper, "Read it again, Mommymomma, peez? One more time, read it again."

Teach Your Children Well

I love this image by CapeKids photographer Ariel Thomas.  Yes, he looks dashing in our pigment dyed luxury weight cotton sweatshirt, but can you feel the relaxed confidence radiating from this guy?  That tells me he likes himself, and someone very special taught him to feel that way.

Winter Wishes

 
 
This is the Christmas tree in the gift shop of the Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit in Cotuit, Massachusetts.  It represents everything I love about Cape Cod...a deep and abiding connection to our roots, a reverence for all things simple and good, and friends with talent and hearts as big as the sea that surrounds us.  Whatever your faith and traditions this season, may your spirit be bright, your heart be light, and blessings fall like snowflakes upon you and all you hold dear.

Real Style

There's many things I love about being a school nurse, like knowing that I make a positive difference in the lives of children.  I love their eagerness to learn, to trust, and to nurture one another when given a chance.  And I love their creative clothing choices!  Kudos to moms, dads, and grandparents who allow their kids the freedom to not always match, to wear the occasional odd paring of rain boots and a tiara, or a tutu over a folk dress. When my son Evan was three, he considered his red cape a staple accessory for all level of occasions.

Remembering the Magic

My sister Mary and I recently found
a book of poems our mother used to read to us at bedtime. We discovered that this image from the Children's Book of Poetry still stirs  memories of a time when fantasy was real, and being tucked into bed held its own kind of magic. If we're lucky, we have and hold memories of soft summer nights, tucked safe and sound into cool cotton sheets, with a mother who read to us while fireflies blinked, crickets sang, and mermaids surfaced in the moonlit bay.

Welcome, Winter!

New Englanders are hardy stock, and Cape Codders are hardier.  We know the wind can sound like a freight train when it howls through the bare trees at 4 am, like it did last night. We pull the hand made quilt higher, and dream of crocuses beneath the flannel sheets.
 
We love the comforts of a warm cap, a soft scarf, hot cocoa, and the delight of seeing little ones bundled up for a day of winter play. Red cheeks, red noses, and laughter that makes us remember the exuberant joy of new snow and a Flexible Flyer at our command. Remember those little balls of snow that would stick to your mittens?  Did you eat them, too?

Hand Made for the Holidays

Hand Made Caps 
by Cape Seamstress
Carol Robinson
 
I love Carol's meticulous attention to detail on these sweet caps. Even babies that don't care for hats will wear these...that's how soft they are. I also love how they roll to expand as baby grows, so you get more wear. At only $28 this is my vote for the best priced handmade item on Cape Cod this season. 
 
Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones from all of us at CapeKids,
 
Diane, Marjie, Judy
& Lorri

Tending the Magic

My husband's inner child is delighted with the pumpkins he carved.  So are the neighborhood kids who are admiring the funny faces glowing on our lawn. Tonight the path to our door was filled with happy families, laughing, smiling, and enjoying the wonder of a magical evening.  In the back yard, a bright moon is cascading her light across the bay.  I am standing between the front door and the moon, marveling at the magic of the human spirit that glows bright enough to let us laugh at fear, and embrace the edge of winter with fairies, ninjas and ghosts by our side.

The Dancing Lobster

Inspiration comes at unexpected times.  This summer, I discovered a tiny baby lobster at the water's edge. In all my Cape Cod years, I've never seen one. It was the size of my little finger; delicate and translucent. A gentle lapping wave was enough to send it swaying. I marveled at the odds against its survival.  I thought about the many waves that wash over us as we navigate from helpless babies to mature adults. The Dancing Lobster is a symbol of the powerful life spirit that propels us forward, urging us into the waves, creating a tough shell for when we need protection, and the ability to feel joy at the wonder of our existence. 
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