Emery always has a story to tell and as soon as she starts, the details just flow in and become more and more imaginative until the end result is nowhere near where the story started. Today’s version:
Me: Are you excited about school and playing on the playground today?
Emery: Yes, I’m so excited, mommy. I love the swings and I think I’ll take this little bitty bunny with me because that puppy is too loud and everyone needs a friend and I’m sure he likes to swing, but we better be careful because there are trees and a bear might come out and be ready to eat lunch and see us and want this little bitty bunny. Aww, I don’t want the bear to eat this bunny, mommy. He’s my friend.
Dress: Old Navy (last year, similar here and here) | Shoes: Old Navy (no longer available, similar here, here and here)
Life is a runway, right? As we were walking into Publix this week, Emery ran ahead saying, “Mommy. Mommy! Look. Right here. I can say cheese!” She made a beeline for this little step outside the cart return and proceeded to ham it up as I reached for my iPhone. What a doll! <3
Emery and I made a little extra time for the sunset today, just because. Her ballet class is about 100 steps from the beach, so it’s practically illegal not to skip over and check it out. Of course, a sweet treat is almost always involved and today we went for Dawson’s yogurt with sprinkles and M&Ms. It was perfection. Emery and I ate every bite, then she demonstrated her newest ballet moves as if she had an entire audience. This mostly involves lots of clapping her hands and saying, “Okay. Okay. Okay.” as she thinks of the next plié or pirouette. I love every minute. These are the moments I just want to pause and savor!
Sparkles, leopard and a bunny backpack. I definitely take full advantage of being able to help Emery pick out her clothes each morning (while it lasts!), but lately she takes full charge in choosing her accessories. Those outfit extras range from a necklace or purse to a bow or headband to which doll or animal gets the privilege of riding to school with us. This morning, a sweet little bunny backpack made its first appearance holding Emery’s “cell phone” and snacks for the day. I love this outfit! Even more? I love this sweet, sweet girl who gets smarter and funnier every day.
Cardigan: J. Crew crew cuts | Leggings: J. Crew crew cuts (similar) | Shoes: Old Navy | Silver Bow: Target | Bunny Backpack: gift (not sure where from)
You may have seen the often-sold-out CÉLFIE tee by Sincerely Jules on bloggers here, here, here, here and even a celebrity or two. A play on the Céline logo, it’s become a cult-favorite this year and certainly fitting as the Oxford Dictionary named “selfie” its word of the year.
I did a quick DIY project to make a “little Célfie” for Emery until an official Sincerely Jules for kids tee makes its debut. Meanwhile, I love this one!
This little girl was not too happy to wake up to cold weather this morning. I asked if she wanted to wear a scarf to school and she said, “Yes! I almost forgot I need my animal too,” grabbing a pink hippo. Oh, how I love her!
Emery is rocking the boyfriend jeans look today. Also known as “need-to-do-laundry-so-let’s-wear-jeans-you-haven’t-grown-into-yet” look. What do you think?
Heading home this weekend, Emery and I stopped along the way for popcorn, icees and the obligatory shopping trip. We’re off to the mountains in Tennessee next week for a trip with Hunter’s family so I was hoping to grab a few warm and cozy steals at Tar-jay and TJ Maxx. (Side note: Did you know kids get a free popcorn at Target when they’re buckled in? Just learned that today!) We browsed everything under the sun and found a few keepers. Sunday fun day with my sweet girl!
Cardigan – Carter’s | Ruffle Tee – Target | Shoes – Cynthia Rowley (found at Marshall’s)