Posted in Baby Clothes, Childhood, Children, Children's Clothes, Cute, Dear le•top, Fashion Design, Gift Giving, Just for Fun, Le Top, Le Top Online Boutique, le•top, le•top Design, le•top Retailer, Toys, tagged favorite toys, le top blog, Le Top Haute Dog, Le Top LuLu the dog, le top stuffed animal purse, letop, old favorites, stuffed animals on December 22, 2010 |
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One of the most rewarding aspects of working for Le Top is the stories you hear from parents and customers. From yearly traditions of wearing Le Top during the holidays to kid tantrums that their ‘favorite Le Top tights are snagged and need new ones’ to their favorite stuffed animals from Le Top. Le Top is known for making whimsical clothing for kids and it is so true – there is something very magical about knowing how integral Le Top’s clothing can play a part in a family’s life.
I’m not sure how many of you readers know, but Le Top is a family owned business and my Aunt works for the family as well. She told me a story about a little girl and her love of one of our ‘old favorites,’ LuLu the 2-in-1 stuffed animal and purse. LuLu is similar to our Fall 2010 Haute Dog girls Collection. We had the Lulu Collection many years ago and it included a really cute Dachshund purse named ‘LuLu.’
Here is the story – enjoy and I hope it makes you smile as it did for us here at Le Top:
The storeowner gave a Lulu to her granddaughter, Meg. She fell in love with this little doggie purse and even though she was barely old enough she carried it everywhere. Her grandmother, Lynn, had told my Aunt Kathy how she loved this purse and called in ‘RuRu.’ It had become so ‘loved’ and tattered that she asked if there was any chance we could find her a new one. We did a land search and found one and sent it off to her. Now, a couple of years later the ‘RuRu’ was starting to look worn again. They told Jerry Gibson, one of Le Top’s sales representatives at market week (where the various children’s clothing brands show their clothes for stores to buy each season) that the dog purse was once again – becoming worn and she still wouldn’t part with it. Jerry had made a store visit to one of our accounts that is famous for holding onto her old merchandise for quite a while…and low and behold there was a ‘LuLu’ purse. He purchased it and sent it to Lynn’s store for Meg.
These photos & letter were sent to Jerry and we thought you might enjoy it too.
Letter to Jerry
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Posted in Baby, Dad, Dear le•top, le•top, tagged Baby, baby boy, baby of the family, diaper-changing tips for baby boys, Family, le top blog, letop baby and kids clothes, New Parents on April 8, 2009 |
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My wife and I recently had a son. We have a 4-year old daughter, so I’m not used to changing diapers for a baby boy. Twice now, my infant son has peed on himself AND me. Any advice on how to solve this dilemma?”
Editor’s note: hmmmm, I wonder if Jamee’s husband who submitted this question?!? I don’t have any answers, so all you moms and dads out there with loads of experience changing diapers for baby boys vs. baby girls please do weigh in!
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Posted in Baby, Children, Dad, Dear le•top, Diet, Eating/Dining, Mom, New Parents, Nutrition, Parenting, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Health, tagged dads-to-be, Dear le•top, expectant parents, le top, le•top, letop, moms-to-be, overprotective dad, Pregnancy Health on February 18, 2009 |
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“This is my first pregnancy. In my first trimester, I really had an awful bout of morning sickness. Now I’m 17 weeks and things are starting to feel back to normal, and my appetite has returned. The problem is, my husband is worried that I am not gaining any weight. In fact, I am the same weight as before I got pregnant. He goes to all my doctor’s appointments, he reads more pregnancy books than I do, and makes sure that all the food that I eat is healthful. I appreciate all the attention but it’s driving me crazy? What should I do?”
– Patricia (Irvine, CA)
The joys of the first pregnancy: such a special time, yet enough to drive you bananas because there is so much information to know and learn. AND, everyone seems to have an opinion about what’s best for you. It is wonderful to have such a caring and attentive husband. Not everyone shares those circumstances. He wants to be part of the pregnancy as much as possible. On the other hand, I can see how his behavior could make you go crazy. He is smothering you and not trusting your own judgement. You’re new to this as much as he is, and his actions can cause undue stress. The best advice I could give is to make sure you are both keeping the lines of communication open. Talk to him and tell him how you are feeling. If he is as caring as you say, he should be able to understand that you need some space. And if he is reading more pregnancy books than you, then he should know that women experience pregnancy in different ways. And, the same woman can experience each pregnancy differently. If he still isn’t giving you enough space, I would suggest that you talk, together, with your obstetrician to address his concerns and consider asking for a third opinion. Good luck with your pregnancy!
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