To Be Five – Vindie Baby {Giveaway}

At five, Lucia is a little tornado of energy and excitement, capable of spinning, and singing all day long.  I envy her seemingly endless energy reserves.  At five, Lucia’s clean up skills still leave something to be desired.  In lieu of putting everything away, she arranges her special possessions in artistic ways.  As I work through my own frustrations of messes not fully cleaned, I am always happy to find her elaborately adorned My Little Pony shrines in unknown corners of our home.  With five-and-a half came her fist loose tooth and childhood dreams to enter the first grade with a visit from the Tooth Fairy under her belt.  She recently told her father that he is not the boss of her mind.  No one is, and I hope that she lives by those words forever.  Lately, she seems so big, yet still so little in so many ways.  I’m grateful that she still needs the comfort of her mama’s arms.  Although she has been asking much deeper questions, at five she still lives in childhood innocence.  I wish that I could protect her heart forever, yet I am proud of her courage and budding resilience – qualities that can only be earned from working things out on her own.  She is a huge personality endowed to me, and I often remind myself that my moments with her today help to form the shape of her tomorrows.

One of my favorite places to watch her is at the beach, where she is free and full of  joy.  Her arms flail wide open as she runs to the water.  I understand the freedom she feels with her feet in the sand.

vindie baby dress

vindie baby dress on the beach

vindie baby dress giveaway


Lucia is still very much into wearing dresses and costumes.  Magnificent twirl power is always a plus.  This sweet dress was sent to us from Vindie Baby, an online affordable boutique with lovely and unique garments for little girls.  Lucia has decided that this will be her first-day-of-first-grade dress.  The cotton floral bodice makes the dress comfortable and casual enough to wear to school.  And the tulle excitement makes it quite the special occasion dress.

WIN IT:  Vindie baby is kindly giving away this dress (available in sizes 2 – 5) to one lucky winner.

TO ENTER: Simply leave a comment below.

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Three entries total and please leave a separate comment for each.  A winner will be selected in one week (US only).  Best of Luck!

UPDATE: Congratulations Christine!

Vindie Baby provided me with the above dress for review purposes.  As always, all opinions and content are my own.