In an earlier blog post, I told you that I was cooking up a costume for my nephew Carter to wear at the Wilmington Chocolate Festival's Friday Night Gala. Here he is making his debut! Carter wore a blue and brown polka-dot jacket to match my pink and brown polka-dot ensemble. The jacket, made by my Mom, had frog closures with mini bon bons (brown pom pons) for buttons. His hat was decorated with more mini bon bons. In this photo, you can't see the big brown pom pon on the top of his hat that echoes the big cake on mine. Carter is a very easy-going baby, so we were certain that he would go along with wearing this goofy get-up. And, he did - on the second try. The first time we tied on his hat, Carter wanted no part of it. But after he'd been fed his evening bottle (yes, even he was drinking at the gala!), Carter willingly obliged. He had never seen me in my crazy hat, but Carter didn't seem the least bit fazed by his eccentric Auntie. In fact, he seemed more dazzled by my red lipstick than he did by my hat.
I decided to take him for a spin on the dance floor, and as soon as we hit the floor, pianist Grenaldo Frazier launched into a jazzy version of "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby". His Auntie couldn't agree more.