TubaDad's in Boston (being dumped on by multiple feet of snow apparently), and the girls and I have been left to our own devices, or, um, vices. So in the middle of pouring rain yesterday, we decided to go shopping at the mall. I had a few things to return anyway...
Little Ree found something she liked in every single store. She went hog wild in the Crazy8 store, where they had an entire outfit (including hairthingy, shoes, and glasses) in two of her fave colors: blue and yellow. She was hopping from one display to the next, saying “Oooo, this matches, ooo look at this, oooo they have GLASSES, oh oh oh.” In the end, she walked away with a complete outfit that just about equaled the stuff I had to return to Target -- shoot we almost made money this trip. Heh.
Here she is proudly sporting the entire new ensemble, with some striped pom pom leg warmers the cousins gave her for Christmas.
Ro, by contrast, did not want to spend even one minute shopping. That girl wanted to go home, and she wanted to do it immediately. She loves being home. Always has. While Ree was excitedly assembling her fab outfit, Ro nonchalantly leaned against a display and periodically threw out something like “Come on, let’s go,” “I’m not getting anything, let’s just go,” “I won’t care if Ree gets something and I don’t,” “Come on sister.” In the end, though, while I was checking out, Ro casually looked at what she was leaning against, grabbed a striped purple shirt/dress, and said “Um, maybe I’ll take this one. It’s the right size.”
Ro says that purple is now “number zero” for her, meaning it’s her absolute fave color and ranks even higher than her number-one pink. We’ll see.
I think this was the first day I sent them to school without initials in their hair. And their teacher noticed within a half a second of them walking in the door. Oops, guess she does look at them. I’ve decided that I’m going to try my hand at making monogrammed hair accessories, since they cost too much and the girls lose at least one a week at school. Any tips or good online tutorials you’ve found? I’m going to try some felt ones, some silk flower ones, and some regular bow ones. I’ll post the (hopefully not laughable) results.
I was trying to take pics of each girl alone (I NEVER remember to do that) and someone couldn’t stand it... see Ro trying to squeeze into the shot? Hee!
Ree just adores this curly little hair thing. Wonder if I can figure out how to make those too?
Cute girls. They are so full of energy and so loud today that I am kind of at wit’s end. Maybe their blessed Kindergarten teacher will have them all calm and zen by pickup time. If not, we’ve got an hour of gymnastics to wear them out after school.