Sunday, September 28, 2014

What I Wore Sunday: It fits!!!

I'm not sure what's going on at Fine Linen and Purple, but they don't have the link up today! I am going link up on last week's. (Update: The linky is up! I am current, woo!)

This is what I wore today, the normal shot:


And the too much coffee shot:



 The skirt is Dress Barn, and I am excited to announce that since I had my baby 5 months ago, I have not been able to zip it up all the way - until today!!!

Since I got rid of anything too shabby or worn when I got pregs with PJ, and all my other clothes is maternity, my regular size clothes is limited. I need to build up the ol' wardrobe again. All I had was this T-shirt material top that is white with a light blue print on the front. Also, haven't fit into it until today! Big day for me. It was not matching exactly, but the best I could do until I can go shopping again. So I wore a little cardigan over it and hoped for the best. Shoes are Nine West from about 150 years ago. Possibly 200 years, more or less.

High heels again, yay. Still had to do the pre/post-Mass flip flops but I'm working on it. More weight I lose, the easier it will be I am sure.



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Have Bumbo, Will Travel

So PJ is teething like a champ. And, like a teething baby champ, he is keeping me awake a whole lot more than I would like. Which is to not wake up at all. That is what I would like.

20140919_075913After a charming night during which he and I have lovely conversations and entertaining intellectual debates* we both get some refreshing shut eye from about 5-7am. Then, once the morning rolls around, which keeps happening for some unfathomable reason, I usually put him into the Bumbo seat so I can make breakfast.

He really likes to sit in his Bumbo seat, but the drawback is that the girls always scooch him around the house in it, so I might turn my back for a minute to pour myself some coffee and its like he was suddenly raptured.  I turn back around and there is no trace of him.

So then I have to hunt him down. Often, its my almost-3-year-old daughter Rose who has taken him. If she is eating breakfast or lunch she will scoot him right next to her chair. But most often, I find them in some distant corner of the house, shockingly far away from where I left him. Sometimes it takes me a while to find PJ and Rose because she is purposefully hiding him so I won’t take him back. She actually hoards PJ. And she gets defensive and angry when I do try to take him back. She reminds me of a giant spider who has dragged a poor little fly into her lair. I wish I had time to photoshop Rose's head onto a spider's body and Pj's ontp a fly body to exemplify this scenario. That would be funny.

I remember seeing a video on YouTube once of a stop-motion video of a baby traveling around the house in his Bumbo. I tried to find it to post here, but to no avail. It would have been very apropos.

But it isn't always Rose who raptures PJ. Other times, its Violet (age 5) or Ivy (age 7) who take him. But these two don’t keep him stationary unless they want to pretend he is their doll. Mostly they slide him back and forth between the kitchen and the living room like they are driving a car! It’s pretty funny and he really does love it. Now if only he loved his sleep as much as he loves that Bumbo!




* Sample witty conversation:

PJ: Waaaa!
Me: Shhhh!
PJ: Waaaa!
Me: Its 3am, please just sleep!!
PJ: Waaaa!
Me: What!! What do you want?? 
PJ: Waaa!
Me: I am going to die now.
PJ: Waaaaa!
Me: I will pay you cash money, right now, to go to sleep!
PJ: Waaaaa!
Me: Waaaaa!

I know, right?? Totally entertaining convos! Be jealous.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ah-mazing!!!

Oh my goodness, I am just dying right now. I found this website for traditional children's clothing and its AHHHMAAZZZINNNG!!!! Its called The Wooden Soldier and it has all sort of gorgeous stuff like girls smocked dresses, and gorgeous winter coats with actual, old-fashioned muffs!!! Look!



I mean, its like out of a Disney movie or something! This one reminds me of Beauty and the Beast:


 And they have all sorts of outfits, including Easter and Christmas outfits, for all the kids to match! Check out their Matching section. MY HEAD IS GOING TO EXPLODE. TOO. MUCH. CUTENESS!!!



Some of these remind me of the Von Trapp Family! And I absolutely want every last thing on this website for my kids!


I just.. I can't even... look - matching sailor outfits!!



I wish it weren't so pricey, but they are like movie set quality in my opinion. I bet people buy these to take family photos. Hmmm, WE are planning a family photo session soon...hmmmmm.....

Go to the website and look around, they even sell toys. Its like a store from a bygone era, a gentler world. Maybe that's why I love it so much. Go on, see for yourself, shoo! And tell me what you think!