My Aunt Sue (Elliot's Auntie Granny) did an amazing thing. She took my Uncle Dick's (Elliot's Uncle Gramps') old jeans and my Bopa's (Elliot's great-grandpa's) old corduroy pants and turned them into the CUTEST overalls for Elliot. They are, by far, the most special hand-me-downs Elliot has ever received.
I grew up with my Uncle Dick always around. He is wonderful. Quiet, thorough, loving, complete. I can't wait for Elliot to meet him some day soon. And, in the meantime, I feel like we now have a little Uncle Gramps with us whenever Elliot wears these oh-so-special overalls.
My Bopa, who is Elliot's great-grandpa, died a few years ago. And when he did, my Aunt Sue took his old corduroy pants and has been working little bits of them into all of the great-grandkids' quilts. And now, these. The most adorable, comfortable, soft overalls you can ever imagine. They are perfect. Now Elliot has a bit of Bopa with him, too.
Thank you, Auntie Granny. They are just right. Everything about them... the softness, the monkey buttons, the perfect fit over his cloth-diaper bum... the closeness they bring to Dick and Bopa. Everything is just right. I love these overalls more than you can imagine. Thank you so much.