The girls have been just oozing fashionable creativity this week, and even though we’ve been running late in the mornings, I simply had to grab a camera and capture their verve. Can you blame me?
First, we had this set of outfits. Someone (we don’t know who, so if you’re the awesome mystery gifter, please let us know!) sent us these hilarious shirts and the girls put together fun little outfits around them. Ro (left) asked for french-braided hair and chose her purple Hanna Andersson crazy pants, her glitter shoes, and a yellow froggie luggage tag as bracelet. While Ree went for a sort of Hamptons-summer-camp look with all white and a demure pink headband. Funny darlings. By the way, I think they look a little similar in this photo for some reason. The tell-tale "Ro" and "Ree" features and expressions don't just jump out at me.
On Wednesday, we woke to loud bleating that told us the lawnmowing goats were back in the neighborhood and were all beside ourselves with glee!! The packs of hired goats that mow down the weeds all around our house are one of the highpoints of the year. We hurriedly changed out of jammies and grabbed some illicit goat food (the goat employers frown on feeding their little money-makers when they’ve got a job to do, but you know that doesn’t deter the neighborhood kids one little bit). Ree (left) threw together a beautiful little pink outfit and thought the occasion called for a princess headband, and Ro (right) went all out with a feisty little red and pink outfit (with pieces that I would NEVER have put together) that brought me such joy to look at. I swear these little girls make me smile just by being around them.
On Thursday morning, they snubbed breakfast and tore around the house on their bikes for a while, then climbed onto their bike seats and yelled for me to come take a “peeshur” (picture). Ree (left) is in a real blue kick lately, while Ro (right) is still loyal to her beloved pink. Cuties. One thing that cracked me up was that Ro painstakingly went through the whole pink hair accessory pile (yeah, we’ve got a lot, remember this?), swearing that we had a bow that exactly matched one of the ribbons on her skirt. And I’ll be danged if she wasn’t right! How on earth did she know that?
Well that’s a glimpse of our Hubei Honeys and the fashions they’ve favored this week. I’m not a touchy-feely sentimental emotional girl, but Ro and Ree have been so sweet and funny this week that it makes me a little teary-eyed to type this post. When I was crashed out on the couch with a cold, blowing my nose every ten seconds, do you know what they did? First, they brought every blanket in the house and told me we were going to snuggle and have a nice, long blanket party, complete with snacks and Grey’s Anatomy. So we did. Then, they were busybusybusy at their art table, and come to find out they had made me stacks of custom “worksheets” that I could fill out or color while I was lying there. I tell Ree and Ro every day that I’m so lucky to be able to spend my days with them. And I am.