Despite our staying in on the fourth, we did get dressed up and festive the day before. We went to church and was out and about in L.A. visiting some vintage shops looking for some vintage work shirts for Ben. He came away with three decent finds and I came home with three vintage kid dresses. Someone please stop me, I seriously can't resist these one of a kind finds. That makes it the hardest reason to say no because when it comes to vintage, more than likely you will never see another one like it. That is a dangerous thing!
Rachel had a fun mural in her previous "VH, VT", so this time it was our turn. I was originally looking for a plain colored wall, but how could I resist this candy pink one and little boy?! Soul and Brave are wearing red, but I think the pink really reflects so much and makes their little frocks look more pink than red.
We discovered this weekend that piggy tails look really cute on Soul. She has such long hair! It looks pretty full and wavy now, but right when she comes out of the shower she has this head full of ringlets. Her sleeping on them flattens everything out, but this girl is going to have to learn to deal with curly hair as she gets older. Everyone thinks she gets her hair from Ben because he appears to have a wave in his hair, but actually his textured hair is due to hair product and her curly-wavy hair comes from me. Though my hair is currently way too long and all my curls and waves just get weighted down and look flat, but I am the one with wavy-curly hair.
Somehow these pictures make True magically look so much older. I am not sure I am liking that. Can't they all stay babies forever?! Okay, maybe not exactly babies because I like them potty trained, but I definitely like them little. True is still a little shorty, but she is so long and lean. Reminds me of when I was a little girl going through my string bean days (though I was always the shortest in my class).
True was really enjoying taking these pictures on this wall, I think it has to do with the pink. That is her favorite color after all!
On the way to church, Ben tells me that True came downstairs as I was getting ready upstairs and told him, "Mommy, keeps changing her clothes. She changed too many times!" Oh that little tattle tail...
I do have a pile of clothes on the floor of my closet because I couldn't decide what to wear. Everything is too short, too tight, or just doesn't feel right. Thus this week, my own vintage wearing is minimal and kept to just the shoes on my feet. 10 weeks left until I am semi-normal...
on brave: dress, vintage. shorts, misha lulu. shoes, salt-waters (hand me downs).
on soul: dress, vintage. shoes, freshly picked.
Just in case you think my girls are always happy to be taking pictures, they aren't. Taking pictures with kids is really hard, you have to get the timing just right with them being rested and fed, and even then, they will only last a few seconds. So, just to show you we are still really so normal and that it takes a million snaps of the camera to get decent pictures, here are some outtakes of my kids being kids and me trying to be composed and not frustrated.
Soulie was pretty whiny towards the end of the picture taking fest and Brave was cranky in the beginning. Ben and I were cringing when all Soul wanted to do was sit on the nasty concrete (gum-filled) floor. We are definitely real folks!
The fourth of July maybe over, but wearing red, white, and blue can definitely be donned anytime of the year! Trust me, the girls' closets are pretty much comprised of those colors. In fact, the vintage dresses I came home with this day were red, white, and blue!
Red, white, and blues for you: sailing sally, floral sundress, blue dress, fight the blues, and little miss swiss.
Other red, white, and blue pretties for little ones: baby romper, polkadot dress, baby boy blue, floral cowgirl, sailboat boy, and knit sailor.
Rachel and her little gang wore their own red, white, and blue for their Independence Day celebrations and it really looked like they had fun celebrating! Check back later to see what they wore "over there" and her vintage picks and finds for the week. I almost always add something she recommends (or wears) to my favorites list and that is another dangerous thing! Thanks Rachel!!!