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Friday, May 14, 2010

Bunches and bunches of outfits for today’s Fashion Friday, including some mystery shirts

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.DSC_5318LRps3

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.DSC_5449LR

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?DSC_5482LR

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.


  1. I would love to know where the Ro did it/Ree did it shirts came from. They would be perfect for my two youngest.

  2. Anonymous5/14/2010

    Great photos...and sentiments!

    What is the bandage on the thumb?

  3. Ah you really are lucky! And so are they!

  4. I see the thumb is still covered. I finally got some meds for a yeast infection. I think it is helping but I have to keep the fingers covered. Hope your little ones thumb gets well soon. I know how hard it must be to keep it covered.
    Loved their outfits this week and am glad you are feeling better.

  5. Yes, we are STILL battling Ree's thumb "thing" -- I'm calling it thing since they still haven't figured it out and gotten rid of it. We're on medicine #5 or #6? Not even sure and it's still not responding. Argh! We go back for another meeting with the pediatric dermatologist next week and will see what they say this time.

  6. I love your little diva's!!! They Ro/Ree did it shirts are adorable!

  7. Anonymous5/14/2010

    Are all of you going to Hawaii? Envy. Envy.

  8. Yes we're all going and man oh man we can't wait. I snuck our trip into the countdown in our sidebar and was wondering if anyone would notice. Hee!

  9. Awwww, not only are they adorable, they are sweet as pie!
    Love the shirts, they are definitely doing their thang to make their own unique statement, as usual ;)
    Hope you're feeling better soon (but don't give up those Grey's Anatomy couch sessions!)

  10. Anonymous5/14/2010

    Yep, I noticed and with great envy. What island are you going to and for how long will you be enjoying the sand and surf?

    Happy anniversary while you are there.

  11. And that's why I've come to love "4" so much. The hard work is starting to pay off. Moments of fun have turned into hours of fun.

    Feel better! The girls have voted the snow white shirt is their favorite, along with the bikes! What a perfect accessory!

  12. Oh, they are just too precious. I'm sorry you are still feeling so poorly. I was sick for over two weeks and it absolutely STUNK. Hang in there... if you have what I had, you'll feel better almost instantly as soon as it's over.

  13. Anonymous5/14/2010

    I've been meaning to comment for months...I stumbled upon your blog and I LOVE visiting. I'm a stay-at-home mom with 4 girls, ages
    6, 4, and my twins just turned 2. Your writing and humor make me laugh...I can relate to so many of your posts and I love the relationship between twins. Thank you for allowing us into your wonderful lives...Love from MN

  14. It was MEEEE! There wasn't very good communication from the lady in Etsy and so I wasn't actually sure if she ended up making them! It was on my list of things to do to call her this week.

    I'm SO glad they got them!!

  15. Have been counting down the sleeps until your big trip! SOOO excited for you to have this wonderful, amazing family time in a place that is oh so beautiful and special to you too. Are you and Rod going to fit in a game of golf just for old time's sake? :o)

    The goats are back? Wheee!!! I remember hearing their bleeting and oh how cute they are! Have fun feeding them and enjoying your 4 legged friends.

    Fun pics of Ro and Ree! I love how their poses for the camera capture their amazing little personalities so well!

    Miss you like crazy!!

  16. I don't think it is possible to be any cuter than these two......OMG, I love the "Ro did it, Ree did it" shirts......ADORABLE!!!


  17. Thanks, it's going to be a great anniversary, that's for sure! We'll be on Maui for a week.

  18. Oh so jealous I wanna go to Hawaii with you ! Have a great time !