My Wardrobe Today – Friday

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SweaterKensie (three years old)
Gray and taupe striped wrap teeAnn Taylor (for some reason can't find online though I just got it)
JeansNot Your Daughter's Jeansir?t=whaevewomneei 20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B002QGSSMS
Gray leather shoesMiz Moozir?t=whaevewomneei 20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B0023NVZZ6
Gray leather bagHobo International “Bartola”image 4195649 10273706
Brushed gold necklace and bracelets – Ann Taylor (no longer available)

Dude, Husband, can't you tell me when my clothes are all crooked?  This is the only picture I could show you because it seemed my top was a bit askew from carrying/nursing/car-seating Emerson.  Side all hiked up, bra showing… good times.

Anyway, it's FRIDAY!  I can wear jeans, I can be casual, and it's not too cold out.  The snow we were supposed to get was a light dusting on the grass, cars, top of the toolshed.  Enough to be pretty, like confectioner's sugar; not enough to cause any drama with the folks in DC who do not know how to drive in any sort of weather.

Tomorrow is Emerson's second birthday – golly how time flies!  We are going out to lunch tomorrow – us, plus my mom and sister.  Sunday we are having a party – just family and our closest friends who are like family.  We wanted to keep it very small, but even keeping it to such a small group we'll have over 20 folks (and four boys under the age of 5 – ack!).  Haven't do0ne anything yet to prepare other than share emailed idea with my sister.

Since Emerson's birthday is so close to Christmas and she doesn't fully “get” these holidays, we are asking folks to just bring a book as a gift to add to her library.  Girlfriend has more than enough toys, and with her new kitchen, has hours of fun sans television.  As parents, our birthday present to her is a little table and chairs to go with her kitchen.  We already gave it to her since the big is GINORMOUS and we just didn't have room for it.  We have a little something for her to open on tomorrow.  But books is perfect, because Emerson is a voracious reader and we read her four books at bed, at least one at naptime and several during the day.  She has her favorites, but is always interested in new reading material!

By the way, don't forget to enter to win a gorgeous hand-painted scarf from Scarves by Maria!

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  1. HAha, I am constantly saying to my camera, “Dude, couldn’t you tell me my belt was unlooped?” ETC. πŸ™‚

    I really really love this sweater! It’s such a classic wrap. Totally realizing I have nothing like it in my closet and now I NEED ONE πŸ™‚

  2. Your second comment came just as I was clicking on the hyperlink wondering who you were… I only remembered recently commenting on sleep on your blog! LOL! Hang in there, it’s so worth it to go sleepless a bit now for a well-adjusted secure kid/adult in the long run! πŸ™‚

    And thank you! I hit the hair with the curling iron this morning because I went from Rock Star to Bon Jovi overnight and needed to smooth it out!

  3. I can’t believe Emerson is TWO YEARS OLD already. Dude, that is crazy talk.

    Also, I love the idea of doing a books-only gift thing. Since having a kid, I’ve realized how much kids do NOT need any more toys, or even clothes as gifts. It’s all about books, and then maybe pajamas. Those seem to be the things we can never have too many of. πŸ™‚

    Your hair looks great today!

    Oh, and thanks for your comment about sleep on my blog… helps more than you could ever know to hear from another mom that has been there. For some reason all my “real” friends seem to have kids that sleep through the night almost immediately, and sometimes they make comments that imply it’s our fault… and then they pressure me to do CIO. Ugh. Anyway, thank you, when sleep is going particularly terrible, it’s hard to keep things in perspective.

  4. I’ve just decided: We can be friends as long as you’ll occasionally help with putting outfits together for things like date nights….and you give me first dibs to snatch up some of these clothes as you slim down. lol. I mean seriously, this outfit is so gorgeous looking on you! πŸ™‚ And your hair! I am truly envious right now!

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