It was a special Christmas here at Grammie's house.
I was hiding a special surprise in the baby room which I was keeping under lock and key tucked under blankets.
When the time came...
I told the little girls that I had something special I wanted to show them and they saw the three baby girls all in a row.
They stood very still...
eyes wide open and looking from the babies back to me.
At last the oldest...
very carefully reached out and touched the baby nearest her on the cheek.
Is it real?
and I smiled.
They each claimed a baby girl to love and care for and those baby girls were snuggled and passed around the rest of the day.
The boys left their toys and came over now and then to help.
The baby in the family suddenly looked like a little boy...a little bit grown up.
The babies made the rounds.
Everyone wanted to hold them for a bit.
So now you know my secret too....
but let me tell you the rest of the story.
I first learned about reborn babies when my friend Lois told me her daughter in law was making them...
but it wasn't until I saw them at her house that I believed her when she said they look like a real live baby.
The baby dolls are ordered online as a kit.
Head and limbs are completely blank and the artist then goes to work painting layer after layer to create a one of a kind reborn baby.
Each layer of paint is baked and then the body is weighted and attached.
They are a work of art.
The baby kits come in different sizes.
These babies are 19 inches and fit preemie clothes...
which I quite enjoyed buying.
If you are interested there is lots of information online and if you live here in the Fraser Valley and would like to be put in touch with Kirsten ...
I'd be happy to help you connect.
all for now...