Sweater– Kensie (three years old)
Gray and taupe striped wrap tee – Ann Taylor (for some reason can't find online though I just got it)
Jeans – Not Your Daughter's Jeans
Gray leather shoes – Miz Mooz
Gray leather bag – Hobo International “Bartola”
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!