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Tiaras and Trucks

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wishful Thinking

We recently received an invitation to a tea party playdate, complete with the suggestion that the moms should dress up, too.  Never one to pass up an opportunity to wear a dress and cute shoes, I eagerly accepted and talked about it frequently with Abbey.

I shouldn't have been surprised that she chose a pink, sleeveless, tulle dress, right?  Or that she proceeded to paw around in my closet until she found a white and pink sleeveless dress for me to wear?  Trying to foster independent thinking, I went with it, after slapping on some tights (cute ones for her, not-really-matching black ones for me) and cardigans and saying a quick thanks that we didn't have far to walk from the parking lot to my friend's condo!

The playdate was absolute genius, by the way.  The kids thoroughly enjoyed the little tea set and then proceeded to move past the "tea party" part of the playdate to the "play" part.  As for the moms, I think we all enjoyed an opportunity to feel pretty and put-together. 

I can't speak for everyone, but although I am making an effort to wear cuter clothes and make-up most days, the lingering winter weather is really beginning to take a toll on any fashion baby steps I might be making.

Feeling ready to welcome spring, I was sure that Mother Nature would appreciate our efforts to retire our heavy sweaters and boots for the season.  I was wrong.  Snow blustered in again, and there's snow blanketing the ground and wind making Dylan gasp in surprise each time we step outside. 

I guess Mother Nature didn't get her tea party invitation.
at home & still wearing her dress 
not the happiest picture of my little guy
but he wore spring clothes to try to will winter away, too!

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22 Comments:

  • At March 7, 2011 at 5:15 PM , Anonymous Alexandra said...

    Me and you both, bring on the spring!!~

     
  • At March 7, 2011 at 7:14 PM , Anonymous shellthings said...

    What a fun idea for a playdate!

     
  • At March 7, 2011 at 8:16 PM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    It was really wonderful! It's one of those things I would read in a magazine and THINK was a great idea but never get around to doing it :) I'm glad my friend actually put it together.

     
  • At March 7, 2011 at 8:16 PM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    Sunny today...(hopes climbing again, although I'm sure they'll be dashed again!)

     
  • At March 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM , Anonymous Liz said...

    I love that you had a tea party AND that you guys got all dolled up for the occasion!

     
  • At March 9, 2011 at 3:58 AM , Anonymous Melissa(ConfessionsOfaDr.Mom) said...

    That sounds like so much fun! I love that you let your daughter pick out your dress :)

    My daughter and I are supposed to attend a Fancy Nancy event soon...I wonder what I should wear? I don't own "fancy".

     
  • At March 9, 2011 at 8:48 AM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    I'll send Abbey over, and she will fancy up something you have, LOL. I think you can't go wrong with something simple and maybe add a pretty necklace or adorned headband? Of course, I am not a fashion maven by any means!

     
  • At March 9, 2011 at 8:49 AM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    Honestly, so fun! I will definitely plan one at our house in the future.

     
  • At March 9, 2011 at 10:33 AM , Anonymous TamingInsanity said...

    Mother Nature is Maleficent - cursing people because she didn't get invited!!

    (Quick, guess my favorite Disney movie based on that comment)

     
  • At March 9, 2011 at 2:36 PM , Anonymous tiarasandtrucks said...

    Sleeping Beauty is my favorite, too! This might be my favorite comment ever.

     
  • At March 12, 2011 at 11:51 AM , Anonymous Kimberly All Work No Play said...

    Ack I am so over winter! Your little one has the right idea. My toddler wanted to wear swim trunks the other day and I let him ;)

     
  • At March 12, 2011 at 12:04 PM , Anonymous @libismorgan said...

    I love the dress-up tea party playdate idea!
    And OMG, I'm so ready for spring! Every morning, as I decide between black, grey or tan pants, my darling collection of skirts mocks me!

     
  • At March 12, 2011 at 7:44 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    We "tried on" bathing suits today, too. Abbey wore hers by itself, but I put Dylan's on over his pajamas. So funny!

     
  • At March 12, 2011 at 7:44 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    I know! I love my jeans and boots but am so, so over it all right now.

     
  • At March 12, 2011 at 11:51 PM , Anonymous GalitBreen said...

    Oh that sounds so sweet and so much fun!

    And YES- Winter, begone already!!

     
  • At March 12, 2011 at 11:57 PM , Anonymous mandyland said...

    The bow! It's killing me, it's so cute.

    I'm not going to comment on the weather. You'd probably hate me. Because I live in California. And today we wore shorts.

    You hate me now, don't you?

     
  • At March 13, 2011 at 11:57 AM , Anonymous Amy said...

    The tea party is such a good idea! My girls would love to do that too. I may have to steal the idea from your friend. Very cute pictures!

     
  • At March 13, 2011 at 3:29 PM , Anonymous Kim said...

    Any excuse for a tea party is a good excuse for me. You should wear that frilly pink dress more often!
    Came by from TRDC...

     
  • At March 13, 2011 at 11:37 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    For sure steal the idea! That's how fun spreads :)

     
  • At March 13, 2011 at 11:38 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    I don't hate you :) A & D wore their bathing suits yesterday. Of course, Abbey has a crazy never-cold inner thermostat, and Dylan wore his trunks over his fleece jammies, but still, they're shorts :)

    I love California; I am jealous!

     
  • At March 13, 2011 at 11:38 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    The snow is melting! It can't be long now, right?

     
  • At March 13, 2011 at 11:39 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    I should wear the dress more often. Today I'm wearing all black & grey; that's not going to entice spring to come!

     

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