Monday, February 15, 2010
Oh, oh, oh—not only did the rain and clouds stay away today, but we actually had genuine, warm, springlike weather. It was heavenly! Ree was so excited she immediately threw on a flippy spring skirt and bared her adorable knobby-kneed, bruised-up little legs. That girl loves her sunshine: You'll notice that sister Ro wasn't quite ready to believe the whole warm-weather hype the weatherman was feeding us, so she cautiously dressed in a few extra layers "just in case, mama." I was going to use these photos for Fashion Friday, but they just looked so cute in their hither-and-yon outfits (and I was so damn glad that we had honest-to-goodness sun for a change) that I had to share. The various pieces of their outfits come from Target, Hanna Andersson, and Mini Boden, and all work together somehow, if you ask me: The girls are both asleep, by the way, which is why I get to do an early blog post. Ree fell asleep during dinner at the Nordstrom Cafe (can I get an amen for Olive Aioli?!), and Ro fell asleep on the drive home. I'm guessing that their constant motion today had something to do with it. Seriously, they did not stop moving (or talking) for one second today. They played on a new playground for hours: Then found an old par course and did exercises that would have put me in the hospital: They climbed one of the exercise poles in the par course and wouldn't come down forEVER. I'm not sure if there was more movement or more talking in this video. What do you think?: Then rode their bikes around and around until I spotted (squeal) a field of dandelions: Total aside here: these girls have the most perfect lips I have ever seen. I know it would be way too boring for this daring duo, but if they ever wanted to be lip models it would pay their way through medical school and beyond! I almost got run down trying to get a shot of Ro's shadow here. Which reminds me, all of these pics except the first three were taken with a new purse camera I'm trying out. (Yes, yes, I have killed another one.) As usual, I'm initially dubious, and TubaDad thinks I just need to read the manual: Well that's our lazy President's Day holiday in a nutshell. TubaDad is getting on a plane tomorrow, so our idyllic family days will come to an abrupt halt. It's been nice. PS: Sorry to always bug you guys in the PSs, but questions seem to pop up at the end of posts. Anyhoo, we think it's time to get a little vertical in the backyard and get the girls a real play structure. Something that will offer lots of climbing, bars, and swinging. Does anyone have any advice, experience, recommendations, etc.?