February 18, 2012

Jeans for the Little Girl

I had to buy baby girl a pair of jeans today because she's just growing so fast. When I found these, I was reminded of a time when I was about 6 or 7. My Mom bought a pair for me that was pretty similar. Being #8 out of 8 kids at the time, my parents didn't have much money. I usually wore hand-me-downs or thrifted clothes. These pants were new and super stylish. When she brought them home she showed them to me and explained that they were for school, not play. I wanted to wear them and show them off to my neighborhood friends really bad. When my Mom went to take a nap she left them on her nightstand. As soon as she was asleep, I grabbed them, put them on and immediately went outside to play with my friends. I put them back before she woke up, but somehow she knew. Thankfully she took it easy on me. Now I understand that you can tell when jeans have been worn, but at the time I just thought my Mom had ninja skills. I loved those jeans and I love the memory of that day. I also love that jeans with designs on the back pockets have come back in style in time for my baby to wear them.

February 17, 2012

Star Wars

Our nephew Charlie invited us to the theater he works at to take pictures with Star Wars characters. I'm so glad we were able to make it. The babies reactions were priceless! Max was smart enough to only want to be near the nice characters. He was determined to have a light saber fight with the Jedi's. ;0) Baby girl just enjoyed being able to run around I think.

Charlie explained that all the characters were volunteers. They just do it because they love the attention and excitement that goes along with it. Their costumes were great and they were super patient with all the kids. They even signed posters for all their fans.