I had a great day yesterday, and this is why......
I spent the day at Old Orchard (outdoor mall) with my sister-in-law. Since Alyssa was asleep in her stroller we decided to take advantage and go to Ann Taylor where I found these....!!!
*seriously, are so much cuter in person.
*hard to tell, but they are angled by the toe and open on the inner side....
* these look hideous here...but are really cute! they are the same as the black above but these are for fun... to dress up a pair of jeans or with a short skirt. love!
The best part of all was that each of these were originally $115 or $125 and I paid $23 for each of them!!! $74.22 for all three! (Jon you know I couldn't have just bought one pair...that would have been ridiculous!) I felt very accomplished... so proud of myself. There is something about shopping that makes you feel good. The brand new pair of shoes (or 3 in this case), a new handbag, a brand new lipstick, or even a freakin t-shirt... it just makes ya happy... Girls, you know what I'm talkin about!
Then we went to Nordstrom, and bought a few things for the kiddies...(we don't need any details here, the hubby reads this). Alyssa woke up, so we went to the dragon (an outdoor climbing thing) to play. After a short while, Alyssa decided that she would rather walk around and look at the stores instead. She also insisted on holding my SIL's Ann Taylor bag....
I think every single person at Old Orchard told me how cute she was...they were right :)
Then we went to The Picture People so I could finally have a picture of my 18 month old (!!!) on my wall. In my family room I have a wall of pictures of my kids. Each one has their own photo shoot... (except Alyssa) :(
But today that was all gonna change!
Unfortunately, Alyssa didn't really want to smile today. My SIL and I had to give her props. It was kinda difficult and a little stressful but the photographer got some great pics!
We picked up Will from school and went to Bagel Country for a late lunch. After, we went back to The Picture People to see Alyssa's pictures. They were all really cute. I got 3 pictures for my family room wall (although there were 2 others that were really cute too). These are the ones I chose:
When I got home I decided to make rainbow dinner...thanks Shosh... because Will had t-ball and I didn't have enough time to make a real dinner (not that I really wanted to anyway. I got my hubby his favorite soup from Bagel Country though). Here is a picture of my version of rainbow dinner...
Thanks for the idea Shosh. Emily loved it and wants to have it again another night!
*That is not soda. It's purple water... just so you know.