When Abigail was little she was a big baby. Then she started to walk, eat solids and her growth slowed - a lot. Nothing to worry about but enough to let us know she was going to be a little kid. Well just shy of her being one year old I didn't know this yet. I remember the day, it was early, early in the morning on black friday and I was at a local sporting goods store. They had great sales. So even though it was November I bought Abigail a fleece coat for the summer.
Come those summer months it was a little big but fit well enough that she wore it all through those iffy weather months of ours the year she was one.
Then she turned 2, the spring/summer/fall months came and low and behold her fleece coat still fit great.
Well, the other day we had a warmish day. Too warm for full winter gear but definitely a need for a coat. I pulled out the pink fleece just to see if it still fit. Surprise, surprise - it fit great for year three. Only problem was that the zipper had worn out.
So that day in town, with her half zipped coat, she and I stopped by the fabric store and picked up a new zipper. A little time with the seam ripper and my machine and a new zipper was in place. What lucky parents we are to get three years out of one fleece coat. With a little zipper help this one is set for the year. Lets just hope she out grows it before the new baby needs it next.