The Lexingtonienne



There is only ONE occasion in your little boy’s life that you get to put him in a dress, and that is on his Baptism day.

That’s not to say he’ll never wear a dress again. But those other times will be his own choice.

Cooper was pretty good about it (he wore his Uncle Ross’s christening gown)…

… but something tells me he doesn’t want to wear any more dresses.

Little Boys, take heart — if you put on a Baptism gown, you get lots of gifts!

You may even get a cool hat like Cooper got from his Great Aunt Tara.

He was so excited, he wanted to try it on right away. And since he was so good at church while getting the water sprinkled over his head, we let him wear it.

Little Boys, if you wear a gown like Cooper did, you may also get a quilt with a turtle on it, sewn by the very thoughtful ladies at Church. As you surely know, Jesus loved turtles. He had a pet one named Skipperdee.

And your older cousin will come over and help you celebrate the fact that you wore a gown by making silly faces and performing feats of acrobatics. Cooper’s cousin is John Mac. Isn’t he cute??

So you see, Little Boys? Wearing a dress isn’t so bad. High heels, however, are a different story.

Welcome to the flock, Cooper! Your Mamasissy loves you and thinks you are skinny.




  • Comment by HaleyD — June 15, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    Ahh sweet baby! Thanks for documenting the day, Hannah!

  • Comment by wes dickerson — June 15, 2010 @ 11:01 am

    great pictures hannah. we won’t tell coop he was in a dress

  • Comment by Sarah Dickerson — June 15, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

    Wow Hannah, you are so talented! This is an incredible way to remember the day! I would love to get some of those pictures of JM if you don’t mind! Hope you enjoy the remainder of your visit!

  • Comment by Bonnie Martin — June 15, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

    I think Cooper has got to be the most handsome boy I have ever seen in a dress. That is because Hunter never wore a dress! Haha

  • Comment by Markey Hutchinson — June 16, 2010 @ 4:21 am

    I love this post, Cooper’s new hat, the quilt, every single picture in this post, and your blog.

  • Comment by Megan Dickerson — June 16, 2010 @ 9:31 am

    Love all of it!

  • Comment by ouisha mckinney — June 18, 2010 @ 4:24 am

    Hannah! I was so happy to see Cooper’s hat (that I knit) made it to your very impressive blog. Gosh you write well, and Damn, Haley looks just like yo mama! I am the one that made Cooper’s hat, and the best part of the gift did not make it into the bag! Oh! my! Mental awareness!
    It was a picture of cute little YOU in a hat made by me about 27 years ago. Since I am not nearly as computer savvy as you, you will have to email me and then I will email you back the picture since I don’t know how to post it here.The comparison would be adorable. I must confess, your mother gave me a picture of both of you in your hats, but over the years my scrapbook got too full to tote to my shows, so in consolidating it, I randomly discarded one, Haley’s! (or I would have sent that with the hat) Ouisha McKinney, long time Hopkin’s friend.

  • Comment by Elibeth Rezzoli — May 16, 2011 @ 2:20 pm


    I am so glad I am not the only one putting a dress on my baby boy. I considered this over and over again, but since I am Catholic, well- sort of, but I am Venezuelan, we accustom to dressing babies regardless of their gender in gowns for their baptism. Andres’ baptism will be this coming Sunday and I will be posting pics on our blog. In my opinion, he looks beautiful, so I hope everyone else in the party I am throwing afterwards agrees with me, if not, shame on them anyways. I think your baby looked fabulous!

  • Comment by Elibeth Rezzoli — May 16, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    My apologies! I now see that Cooper is not your baby – he looked great though. I also want to say that so far, I love your blog! I hope I don’t seem intrusive as I coincidentally found your blog while browsing if it was OK to have a boy wear a gown for his baptism.

  • Comment by Hannilou — May 16, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

    I’m glad you found the blog! And yes, I say it is definitely okay for a baby boy to wear a gown for his christening. 🙂 I actually just bought a christening gown this morning for my little girl, so it’s a funny coincidence that you left a christening gown comment today!

  • Comment by Trudy — July 21, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    I was so cosnufed about what to buy, but this makes it understandable.

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