Today is the first birthday of PIPO's little PIPA. Happy Birthday Claire! Your mommy will soon be on her way to bring you home. Maybe finally meeting you will be mommy's birthday present since hers is next month. Hurry up TA! :)This is what greeted me when I opened the back door this morning to let Griffey out to "handle his business". I decided right then and there that I wasn't going to work. Not only did we get about 10 inches of snow.... but see those icicles? We got snow, then ice, then more snow.It was treacherous out there. The 10 yr old girl from across the street has been shoveling for me this winter. It's a worthwhile investment. I hate shoveling snow. Of course, she's really only had to do it twice so far. Which isn't bad considering we're already nearly done with January.So I went back to bed for a couple hours and then spent the rest of the day in my jammies. It was the kind of day I love. I got a couple things done around the house but mostly was just supremely lazy. It was heavenly.
Remember how I said I've been shopping for Mia too much lately? Well, I went through a long dry spell for awhile when I didn't buy anything. So I guess if you average it all out over the last 3 years it's not that bad. Plus I rationalize by saying that it's better to purchase these things now when I have the money to spend instead of trying to do so later when daycare and diapers are added to my monthly budget. Right? Work with me here, people. Okay, let's just face it. The truth is.... what the hell else is there to do when you're gonna wait 4 or more years for your child? LOL!
So with no apologies here are some of my latest finds. Well, this first one I can't take credit for. Angela sent me the link. I blame her. I mean, she had to know there was no way I could resist pink and green penguin clothes. These are from Janie& Jack. They were on sale but I still don't normally spend this much on clothes. However... they just screamed my name. Wouldn't you agree? I bought the sweater in size 2T and the shirt and sweater coat in a 5. Planning ahead, y'all. So some day you'll see my Mia in these outfits.
*I swiped the pics from the website cuz I was too lazy to pull the ones I now own out of the storage containers they're packed away in. Do I even have to explain why I love these boots so much? They're fake uggs but look just like the real thing. And they're HOT PINK! They're on sale for $15 bucks at Sweet Soles online store. I got them in a 2 yr old size to wear with the first penguin sweater above. Can you just imagine how cute my girl will be in a little denim skirt, that sweater, some funky tights and these rockin' boots?!The other shoes I saw on this blog and fell head over heels in love with. But being the thrifty shopper that I am, I found them with an even better price at the Morgan and Milo website. Sorry Christy.... but I paid $18. Score!! They're out of stock now but there are some other cute shoes there at reasonable prices. They seem to be really well made and are even more adorable in person. You can get them at Sweet Soles, too. Just not as cheap. LOL!
I blame this next purchase totally on my hairdresser. See.... it's like this. She moved to a new salon which is inside the mall. In order to get to her, I have to walk thru the children's department. These were hanging on the rack right out in the aisle. If I hadn't had a hair appointment that day and if she hadn't switched to a mall salon, I never even would've seen these. So it's all her fault. LOL! Do I even need to explain why I bought the ensemble? My poor daughter isn't gonna realize that they even make clothes in any other colors until she's about 3. Do you think it could be emotionally damaging to a child if the majority of their wardrobe is pink and green? Just a hypothetical... I don't really know anyone like that. LOL!This last one is a biggie. My family all went in and bought the big yellow FP dollhouse for Tatum for Christmas '07. Fully furnished, of course. I remember how much fun I had putting it together and arranging all the furniture. (Uhhhmm... I mean, how much fun SHE had.) I knew I'd get one for Mia someday. So when I started seeing pics of this new one floating around on other blogs my heart skipped a beat. I tried to talk myself out of it. I tried to tell myself that I'd get one for Mia when she was a little older and would appreciate it more. But the fact is, this one might not even be around in 3 or 4 more years. It's pretty hard to find Tatum's yellow dollhouse even just a year later. And I wanted THIS EXACT ONE cuz I happen to like the color. LOL! It will match her room perfectly. And it's so freakin' adorable!So I took the plunge. I may start picking up furniture for it here or there if I find it on sale. But for now, it's still in the box, put away in the basement, where it will remain until Christmas or a birthday at about age 3. Unless she's very mature for her age... then maybe when she's 2. LOL!
I got it on Ebay for a pretty decent price plus free shipping. While I was there I decided to window shop some dollhouse furniture. I found that you can buy tons of stuff for these things on Ebay. Including different people. While the mom and dad family with their twin babies that come with the house are cute and all..... they don't represent us. Since I want Mia to know that there are all different kinds of families and each one is acceptable and okay, I decided to get another set to reflect our family. An auburn haired mom with a Chinese daughter. Except my kid turned out to be gigantic in proportion to me. I mean, look at those feet! LOL! Now I just need to find a plastic miniature Pomeranian dog and we'll be all set.