It’s Friday, the day that TubaDad finally returns from the icy tundra (Boston), and we can’t wait. It’s kind of been a long week. The girls have been beyond hyper and I have been beyond impatient. (I think I’ve got the January blues. Seriously. And I’m taking steps to pull myself out.)
Anyhow, the three of us all had an hour of independent play this morning, and it was heavenly. I think it did us all good, and by lunchtime we were all ready to play nice again. The girls made their own lunches (Onigiri, pretzels, fruit, and nuts for Ree; salami, cheese, crackers, and fruit for Ro; and a tunafish sandwich and pretzels for me). And then I had to take a few pictures because the outfits they picked out just made me smile.
Really, could you look at these ensembles and not laugh? Ree was so bright and vivacious in her souvenir tee that Wela and BobBob brought from Wyoming over a bright blue ruffled sweater from Target, a lime-green corduroy skirt handed down from buds H2 and S2, striped lettuce-edged pants (also from H2 and S2), electric blue socks from Children’s Place (they’re having a big sock sale right now – 5 for $5 if you need any), and new patent yellow boat shoes from Crazy8 (also in stock now). Oh, and she was laughing at something her sister was doing out of my vision, which I’m probably glad I didn’t see:
Ro (who was giving me her smug smirk in this pic), found her fave old princess crown headband that had been lost in the move and paired it with the Rapunzel tee Santa put in her stocking (that Santa is a hip dude!), a light grey corduroy skirt from Crazy8, charcoal grey leggings from Target, and her old standby Skecher shoes (without socks, apparently, which I should have caught before she went to school in this cold weather). Not a bad little look she put together here! I like it, it’s feisty (and if you swapped the Rapunzel tee for a Black Eyed Peas tee, I could totally see a teenaged Ro wearing this look to a concert – those words are going to come back to haunt me in some way, aren’t they?):
Yeah, they’re funny. And now I have to run because I volunteer in their classroom in 15 mins and don’t want to be tardy. TaTa, and happy friday!