Monday, September 22, 2014

Inside Natalie's Closet: Fall Fashions

Fall officially begins tomorrow.

But I'm ready for it now.

I love pumpkin stuff. I love the scents of fall.

I also bought new clothes for Natalie to wear. Of course.

Everything is from Gymboree from their Prep Perfect line. And there will be more to come, because I have Gymbucks.

Taking photos of Natalie isn't always easy. Sometimes she's stubborn. And sometimes she's in the middle of telling me all the thoughts she has in her head. She was telling me about how she's never seen The Nightmare Before Christmas and how she feels like she ought to.

Love the orange pants. I could never pull them off, but Natalie can. Everything is a size 6. Natalie is 45 lbs and 46 inches. Maybe 47 inches. I know she's not 48 inches, because that's the height she had to be to ride some of the fast rides at the State Fair, and she wasn't quite there. She was insulted. "But I'm eating my veggies!" she told me.

Natalie picked out the shirt. I wasn't a fan, because I detest when people write U for you. Just spell out the word, please. It's only two extra letters. But in this case, some people pointed out that the U might be a play on University too. So I could let it slide. (But seriously. Write YOU. Not U.)

**Outfit Change**

Love this. Natalie was distracted because she found a feather and was wondering what bird it came from and if the bird missed the feather. "I'll save it for him or her. In case they want it back."

Same orange jeans! You could also put this with tights. I might try that too.

This will be nice and warm when the temperatures drop.

"I still don't know why you won't let me get a dog!"

*Outfit Change*

"I'll have to watch your movie soon!"

She wore this for class pictures. I'm not sure how she smiled as the photographer probably wasn't making farting noises as I do.

Love the matching headband. I'm a fan of hair accessories that match the outfit.

Bring on the pumpkin stuff! (I've taken photos of the pumpkin stuff I've found in stores on my Instagram account in case that sort of thing excites you too!)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Oh My, Oh No! by Lisa Charrier Book Review

**I was given a copy of the book to review. I was not paid for this post. My opinions are my own**

I've always read to my kids.

So I love when I find a book I can enjoy with them.

Oh My, Oh No! by Lisa Charrier, illustrated by Agnes Domergue, is one of those books.

Natalie was excited to receive it because she saw a little girl on the cover with a cat.

"That little girl has a cat just like us!"

Oh My, Oh No! is a story about a little girl who wants to be like her Mommy. She just doesn't realize that sometimes when she does this, chaos can occur.

The book is filled with with colorful illustrations that will delight small readers--Natalie enjoyed them all, and giggled throughout the book. (I told Natalie NOT to put toilet paper everywhere like in the illustration.)

Natalie has read Oh My, Oh No! again and again. She loves the story.

It's a fun, quick read--a plus, for parents who want to read a book and then escape downstairs so they can watch Grey's Anatomy in peace.

You can buy your own copy of Oh My, Oh No! by Lisa Charrier on Amazon, or at other book retailers.

Learn more about Lisa Charrier here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

I Look Scary In My Military ID Card

We had to get ID cards last week.

For those who don't know, you need an ID card to get on a military base.

It looks like this: (Well, mine does. Tom has a white one since he's the Active Duty member.)

If you don't have one, you don't get on base.

You'll be asked to leave.


Tom made an appointment for us at 8. You want an appointment. Otherwise you could be waiting a long time. 

When you get new ID cards, you have to take new photos. You all know I'm not a morning person, so I looked frightening. 

Tom always looks like he's about to kill someone in his photos.

He's like, "In military photos, you can't SMILE." 

I know. But don't look like you're a follower of Jeffrey Dahmer. I mean, geez. 

I probably should have put on makeup for my photo, but I was like, "Too tired. Cannot lift hand to put on eyeliner."

The ID lady was nice though. She was like, "Um. Your hair is sticking up." And she waved a hand over the entire general area on top of her head.

Meaning my hair probably looked like this:

I flattened it down and smiled. 

So how did my picture come out?

Oh, let me show you:

Next time?

I should put on makeup. 

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