Saturday, February 11, 2012

Kids Fashion...a.k.a. I don't get out much!

Yesterday, I made a quick trip to Dillards to get stockings for my daughter.  I found lots of things I was not expecting! I want to start by saying Sperry Top-Siders are back in a big way! I had heard this last year but didn't give it much thought. Let's just say they are not your mother's top-siders from the eighties either...or from when I was in college in the early eighties.  Dillards has 70 styles of top-siders just in the children's department.  Here are a few...

 I bought these cute leopard shoes for Sydney...aren't they cute! 
Hard to tell in the photo but they also have sequins!
I also  found these darling jeans and I thought how cute! Then I looked at the tag...$76.00 for girls jeans.Seriously, people really buy these? I think the most expensive jeans Sydney ever owned either came from Gap or Gymboree. These are blue jeans people! Is it just me or is this pure insanity?

I did find a great deal on socks for me though. I got 3 pair for 7.50! Never got the stockings I went in after because they were out. So I guess she will be wearing Wal-Mart specials!

Tomorrow is our annual Daddy/Daughter date night at our church. We bought Sydney a dress for Christmas and a coat. Guess what? We forgot to get tickets until it was sold out! Anyway, I was able to find ticket from a sympathetic friend who as it turns out isn't going. There will be pictures to come early next week.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Busy Days!

Sometimes, no matter how well we plan, my life starts spinning out of control.  Today is going to be BUSY! As a matter of fact, this week is ramping up to be busy for us. When Saturday get here I will I have been out of the house 5 out of  7 days. Weeks like this usually sneak up on me and get me all crazy and discombobulated.  Here is the rundown of our past few days. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy all of these activities it but being gone takes its toll on my housework, laundry etc. Not to mention trying to educate my daughter. I know that as a homeschooling family we have a lot of freedom but sometimes that freedom can be our worst enemy. All of the activities are enjoyable but, like the holidays, The first week of Feb. is always a little crazy!

Saturday: Stock Show
Sunday: Mom's house for sister's birthday
Monday: Spent day with Jill's (after school)
Tuesday: Charlotte's Webb, Dr. appointment
Wednesday: Normal day, but also catch up day, dinner at church and evening activities
Thursday: Play date before homeschool group Valentine's party, then Valentine party and dance in the evening
Friday: Normal day, catch up night and Parent's night out at the dance studio.

There was a time when being busy like this was normal because I wasn't sure what to do with myself after 28 years in the work I just stayed busy and exhausted. For the past 2 years I have purposed my self to be home more and get more done. We remondeled our house last year so I stayed out of the house a lot more than I planned. For the past year I have been a hermit except for really special opportunities and yes, sometimes they do happen all on the same week. The rest of my months is very quiet...only 2 things on my calendar after this

I am ready to put the stay at home back in the term stay at home mom!