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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Friday night out and a peek in those bulging purses

TubaDad surprised us with dinner out at a Hawaiian restaurant last night. Fun. We all love trying new restaurants. Halfway through dinner, Ro said “I’m freezing! Good thing I brought a blanket.” Then she opened up her ten-pound purse, pulled out a little silk shawl, and draped it around herself. Bwa ha!IMG_0436LR

I was dying of curiosity to see exactly what they had in those purses, so when we got home, they indulged me with a peek.

Ro had a books, a puzzle, a cell phone/walkie talkie, a story she had written, bookmarks, nail polish, lip gloss, the shawl/blanket, manymanymany coins (the rest stayed in the purse), pens, a bathing suit (I guess you never know?), an extra dress, pieces from her Rapunzel painting toy, glowsticks, a headband, stickers, and I don’t even know what else was still stuck inside:
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Ree had an eraser, a scarf, 6 books, a notebook, a brush, parts from her Barbie artist toy, a super rice stick, candy, a fan, bookmarks, pens, a tin of who knows what, a Chinese jumprope, a toy tennis shoe from McDonalds, the world blanket my mom made, jewelry, and a Chinese coin purse. She was a little peeved that she hadn’t thought to bring extra clothes too and remedied that as soon as we got home.
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Interesting to see what they consider to be vital, can’t-leave-the-house-without-them items.

PS: It’s Oct 1st, the girls’ bday month! I’m going to try to post at least one snapshot each day in Oct. These really are going to be snapshots, some taken with the cell phone, some with the purse cam, some with the big camera. They won’t all be beautiful and they won’t be edited, but they will show little details about what’s going on in our lives that I know we’ll smile about later. Anyhow, so this is officially post 1 of 31.


  1. Anonymous10/01/2011

    Better to be safe than sorry and should you ever become stranded the girls will have you covered :).

  2. That's awesome. And props if they carried those heavy bags themselves. Maybe they need to join the girl scouts, "be prepared". lol

  3. I can't believe they carry those bags! Too funny! Love catching up on your news; I don't get around to my favorite blogs as often as I used to!
    Happy Birthday month! Have fun!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy for Three Years!

  4. Anonymous10/01/2011

    LOL thats so great your girls are prepared for just in case of and emergency. I love it. You better start shopping for larger bags for Christmas.


  5. Tonight's dinner purses contained lots and lots of makeup, a mouse that squeaked, an emery board, 2 care bears, and 2 fairies. Critical survival gear. From the reaction of their friends at dinner, I guess they really know how to pack for a night out on the town.

  6. Anonymous10/01/2011

    Hahah. That's so cute. I always tell Casey to pack a swim suit. They are small and you just never know when you'll need one.

    Also, did you ever see the show Let's Make a Deal? Whenever I'm carrying around all of that stuff I feel like I could have gone on that show and won!


  7. Anon: some people have earthquake kits in their cars, we have huge little girl purses. Heh.

    Copperdog: They hoisted those things themselves, but only because their mama is a wimp and refused to help.

    Alyson: Thanks, and happy three years!

    Erika: I'm thinking you're right!

    Lori: Doesn't the makeup just kill you? I have to bite my cheek so I don't burst out laughing when they come downstairs looking like an abstract art painting.

    Jamie: You know it's amazing how often a swimsuit really does come in handy!

  8. My question - do the girls actually put all of that stuff away later? My daughter hordes all kinds of stuff in her purses - and then we're scrambling all over the place later looking for her "special" book or sweater. Sure enough, we almost always unearth it one of her many purses. She definitely doesn't have the concept down of unloading the purse when she gets home.

  9. Sarah, nope not a chance! They don't put away anything unless heavily encouraged by us. And what takes them 2 minutes to pack can take 45 minutes to unpack. The worst is when they sneak away and play "vacation" or "camping" -- it seems like they can pack their entire playroom in moments.

  10. HAHA!!! Those bags are bigger than they are....so funny! I love to see the things they tote around with them. Both Sarah and Reagan do this in the house with purses. They put such random things in there.



  11. Oh this is too funny! Their purses should have wheels... it's gotta be tough to lug all that stuff around!

  12. OYE!!! 2 more Salsa girls to go purse shopping with??

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)

    It was fun though to see what they packed in their suitcases...I mean purses!

    Have fun with your October 31. Looking forward to seeing what you're up to.

    Bring on the birthday fun!!!