Friday, July 27, 2012

- thought dump -

Hey folks...I know it's been awhile since I have written a "substantial" post here. Like I said a couple days ago, blame it on my friend, summer! My favorite time of the year ever!

But what better way to get back at it than with a "thought dump" post?? I know everyone loves these random posts that I do, right? No theme, no rhyme, no reason. Just my thoughts...plain and simple. So here's what's going on in my head at this exact moment:

- Tonight I just finished a fun and easy Pinterest project for our to come, I promise!!

- Is it seriously almost August already?? Where does time go?? Holy cow!

-I know I want to raise a strong daughter that is not afraid to express her opinion, but right now, at 2.5 years old, I think she has a little too much opinion! My kiddo is so picky about what she wears every day, it's just plain ridiculous! I have literally resorted to asking her to show me dresses (because that is all she will wear, btw) she likes online before I buy them. Yes, my 2.5 year old shops for her own clothes! It's out of control! But I learned that there is no sense buying her things that she is going to refuse to wear. And while I put my foot down about some things, like what she eats, and when she sleeps (or is supposed to be sleeping), her daily outfit is a battle I just choose not to fight. So, alas, I let her pick out her own clothes, and meanwhile look longingly at all the other outfits in the store that I would put her in if I had my choice.

- There is nothing worse than ruining your freshly manicured toes...(okay, okay, there are a lot of things that are worse, but come on...they were so pretty, and now they need touch ups already!)

- It's Friday!!! And although I usually get to stay at home with my kiddo on Fridays to have "Momma & Ellie" day, I had to say goodbye to her this morning and go into work. Ugh! I've been working a lot of Fridays lately, and I am not thrilled about it!

- I've had an intense craving for fast food lately!! And I usually don't eat a lot of fast food! What gives? Luckily for me, I haven't given in...yet. There is a weekend coming up. And who knows what will happen on the weekend!

- I am going to Vegas in a couple of weekends for my sister in law's bachelorette party. (For the record, my auto correct doesn't recognize the word bachelorette and keeps trying to replace it with the word bachelor! How sexist!). Anyway, I don't even know what I am going to do with myself in Vegas for a bachelorette party! I feel so removed from that stage in my life! I seriously don't even own any Vegas worthy dresses. And that is not me just not liking my current wardrobe...that is the truth...I think I would be laughed at if I wore some of my dresses to a nightclub in Vegas. I mean, come on, there is nothing sexier than wearing a summer maxi dress to the hottest, latest club, right?  Totally clubbing worthy, right? Hey, at least it's black! lol! Luckily I am rooming with Matt's cousins, who are around my age, and both have kids as if we all tire out and trudge up to our room at 11:00 p.m., I won't feel so bad!

- Okay, I have a lot more thoughts swirling around in my head right now, but I have to keep this post a decent length otherwise I feel like I will lose half of you reading this half way through it. But as usual, no post is complete without pictures. And whose is my absolute favorite person to take pictures of?? Why, yes, it's Miss Ellie herself! Here are a few shots from our latest "mini photo shoot" in our backyard.

She thought hiding from the camera behind her bear was the FUNNIEST thing! And this lead to me catching the best shots of her! They make me smile every time I look at them!

Stay tuned for some awesome upcoming blog posts including my DIY Pinterest project I just completed, an update to my summer bucket list, and pictures from our annual lake trip over the 4th of July holiday (oh wait...that was a long time ago huh? I'm really lagging here! Sorry!)



kriznizzel said...

Amazing photos! She is so pretty. I am shocked she shops that is so funny, what a girly girl, yay. x

Carlie said...

That's pretty awesome that she picks out her dresses! She is going to be one stylish tweeny bopper!

Shannon said...

Love a shopper! Go girl!

And those teddy bear pictures are amaaaaazing.

Jennifer @ Oh My Owls! said...

She is so cute! I love that she shops for herself have a little fashionista on your hands! Too cute!

Michelle said...

The bear pictures? To-die-for-cute! And I had a 'self-dressed-toddler' back in the day. I feel your pain. It drove me crazy that she didn't have my exact taste. But you're doing her a great service letting her choose!
Oh, and you'll totally rock the maxi in Vegas, baby! ;)

Cropped Stories said...

My my is she opinionated! My little one can be just as bad so I feel your pain. She is just adorable! Love that last shot; great capture! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time in Vegas; sounds fun! Don't sweat the outfit girl as long as you are comfortable in what you are wearing!

Melanie said...

For the record, I know you could totally rock the Maxi dress in da club my friend! Funny, but true) Miss Ellie is just as girly as they come, AND I LOVE IT! How dang darling is it that she's a little online shopper! I adore her. Your mini shoot shots are stunning, as always. LOVE the teddy bear shot! Hope your Friday work day rolls by fast love. Talk to you soon! XO...

the lovebirds said...

"thought dump"- I love this idea/title. I am right there with you- I can't believe August is right around the corner. Also, I HATE spending a good amount of time painting your nails and smudging them. urgh! Happy Friday! xoxo

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

AHHH I love your posts!!!! I am just a little confused on why I didn't get the invite to Vegas? I've been to Vegas several times - clubs, yes - scandalous dresses nah. I say your maxi dress is perrrfect!

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

Oh Ellie! I love that she has such a strong opinion, and I love that you are choosing to pick your battles! Wise mama, right there! Soon she'll be telling you what to wear ;)
I hope your work day went by fast and that you can enjoy your weekend!
Yep, I'd say rock that maxi dress, lady! If anyone can do it, it's you :)
Those last two photos of your little miss are GORGEOUS!!! Love so much!! You rock, my friend! xoxo

Skye said...

what sweet pictures of your daughter! And I love the ones with the bear ... so adorable! Her eyes are beautiful!

My Froley said...

Awww what lovely photos. My 2.5 year old isn't interested in choosing her own clothes (thank goodness) but is very picky with her shoes. I love that your daughter approves them online. That's hilarious.

Courtney B said...

These pictures are SO precious!! Love them and love her :) How funny that she is SO picky about her clothes! It just shows how smart kids are these days and that they totally have a mind of their own!
You're going to be in Vegas?? I only live a couple hours away!

casey ann said...

Beautiful pictures!! I cannot believe it's August, either :\ what the heck!

And I believe you will get NO slack for sportin a maxi up in the club, thrown on a pair of chunky heels and you're set!

...However, I'd prefer to be in a cozy bed by 11pm, too :)

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