New Spring Clothes!

Nana and Papa sent the girls some cash and instructions to get themselves maybe a “new skirt or some sandals” with their Easter cards.

The money has been burning a hole in the girls’ pockets all week. Finally we went to Target yesterday and Emma declared as we were walking in, “We have to find a skirt or sandals from our Easter money! Can we shop too, Mama?”

I told her yes, of course, but I didn’t say anything about what they had to buy, I kind of wanted to see what they came up with on their own.

My very literal Em, insisted that we had to find a skirt. When Addie picked up a little summer shirt that she liked Em chastised her, “No, Addie! You have to get a skirt!”

So I stepped in and told Addie if she really liked that shirt that it was on sale (good girl!) and it would be fine. She insisted that it was not a shirt, but a dress! But since the shirt was on sale, we were also able to get a cute little pair of shorts to go under her “dress.” Purple. Her favorite color.

Then we went over to the girls’ section and I was a bit disappointed I must say. Em is just on the cusp, her 5T stuff fits her, but it won’t for long and a lot of it is just too short for her long torso, so we’ve been trying to get straight up 5s. Which of course requires the girls’ section. But they just don’t have as cute of clothes over there. And some of it is down right hoochie. Which is another hard concept to explain to a 5-year old.

So, we get to Em’s section. She stops and looks so longingly at the sundresses, runs her hands through the dresses, looks at the tag and asks me how much all of them are, and then kept walking. (They were on sale and in her budget as well!) We got to the end of the row and she looked tearfully at me and said,

E: “But Mama, there just aren’t any skirts that I can get!”
M: “Honey, you don’t have to get a skirt! Papa and Nana just suggested maybe a skirt.”
E: “Can I get a little sundress – it is the right price?”
M: “Of course, yes!”

So she ran straight back to the sundresses, picked out the girliest pink one she could find and happily carried it to the checkout. And, of course, they both had to wear their new outfits this morning.

Em’s new dress…

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Ad’s new “dress”…

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And her shorts…

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And the two of them…just because they are cute, and I can.

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14 Responses to “New Spring Clothes!”


  1. 1 Aaron Wakling March 27, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Good Blog. I will continue reading it in the future. Nice layout too.

    Aaron Wakling

  2. 2 Maggie March 27, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    I have to say, they have excellent taste! And I just love that the like having pictures taken together…it’s too sweet!

  3. 3 Colleen March 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    I just don’t know how it is possible that every time I look at pictures of the girls I think they are just even more gorgeous than the last pictures. Oh those little faces!

    Love Emma’s dress. And, today I almost bought Zoe the same shirt, I mean dress that Addie picked out. But, there was no special Easter money set for it… and I think Nick might have my head if I don’t quit spending money this month. (I tend to shop when he travels.)

  4. 4 Kim March 27, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    Those kids are so. freakin’. cute! The little one’s curls are to die for, even though she won’t appreciate them! Love the summer clothes and i LOVE the posing! 🙂

  5. 5 MamaGeek March 27, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Oh I can see why the money was burning a hole in their pocket with those hip clothes! Those girls are cute wrapped in adorable! And the shots are FANtastic!

  6. 6 Christina March 27, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    My gosh, Em’s got some model in her, doesn’t she?! They are both so gorgeous. Wow. Great fashion sense, too – those are some lovely outfits they picked out! Love Addie’s “dress.” 😉 Too cute that Em was so insistant it had to be a DRESS. And I hear you on hoochie little girl clothes. *sigh*

    I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of those dresses over the next few months!

  7. 7 Elisa March 27, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Really. Could they be any cuter?

  8. 8 Aunt Vicki March 28, 2008 at 4:02 am

    Oh, how I love those stories about those darling girls!! I think Nana and Papa did exactly the right thing. Those little models sure do know how to shop for clothes. They are absolutely precious — the girls and, of course, the clothes! Love to all of you — Aunt Vicki

  9. 9 Papa March 28, 2008 at 4:59 am

    What GREAT shoppers. We never would have gotten the right size if we’d try to buy first and then send, nor would you three have had the fun of going shopping.

    The story is exactly what I had in mind when we thought about sending $$ and a note. (Didn’t the note say “SHORTS or sandals)??

    Love to all three (four)

    Papa

  10. 10 ksmcnulty March 28, 2008 at 5:13 am

    awww….what little shoppers you have! They did a super job—I love both choices.

  11. 11 thelandofka March 28, 2008 at 5:51 am

    What a great story and your girls look adorable in their new dresses! They made great choices. 🙂

  12. 12 melody is Slurping Life March 28, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Do you know your girls are beautiful? Of course you do. Fantastic portraits.

  13. 13 heatherjose March 28, 2008 at 8:53 am

    It only get worse as they get older, the selection of WAY TOO OLD clothing I mean. Since when is a 10 year old no longer still a girl? I am not ready for my daughter to look like a teenager!

  14. 14 kcancio March 28, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Awww…so cute! I can totally see why Addie thinks her shirt is a dress. Both outfits are adorable.


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