Friday, May 29, 2015

Inside Natalie's Closet: Spring Outfits From Gymboree and The Children's Place

It's Spring!

I'd like to say that it means we can spend tons of time outside, but we keep getting rain.

Still, it hasn't stopped me from getting Natalie some cute outfits. And no, this is NOT a sponsored post. I bought all these clothes, much to my husband's chagrin. ("I'm confused. Doesn't Natalie have enough clothes?")

Natalie is 50 lbs and 49 inches. I think. She's close to that. This is from Gymboree.

That would be lettuce in her hand.

I asked her to smile nice for me:

Then she added some oversized glasses:

**Outfit Change**

This is also Gymboree. Both items are size 7 because the bottoms have an adjustable waist.

Natalie had to pose with her creature that she picked up from the dollar spot at Target. She spent like TWENTY MINUTES deciding which toy she wanted.

She's doing weird girl things with her fingers:

I can't believe she'll be starting third grade!

Her current favorite things? My Little Ponies, Minecraft, Five Nights At Freddy's, Fin Fun mermaid tails, and taking forever to pick something out at Target.

"Show everyone how I know how to use a pogo stick!"

**Outfit Change**

This one is from The Children's Place. The skirt is a size 5/6 and the top is 7/8.

She was like, "I have a secret: I just farted."

Then she was perfectly happy, and suddenly she went, "I just want my Daddy back." She'll randomly do this.

But then she cheered up again. Her moods are fun.

**Outfit Change**

This is size 7/8 from The Children's Place. I love kids in overalls.

Good news! We might be DRY next week!

Doing an impression of Farkle's laugh from Girl Meets World. "Hah!"

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Things That Annoy Me Thursday: Babysitter Complaints

I like my junk food.

I cannot give it up.

Sadly, I'm getting older, so that means my metabolism has been declining. So I either can A) give up my junk food or B) start working out.

I'm allergic to gyms, so I thought, okay, I'll start a walking/jogging thing. I've been doing this while the kids are in school. However, the kids are out of school now, and I can't stop eating junk food over the summer, so I decided to still do the walk/jog thing in the morning.

This means Tommy is in charge. He's 13 and it's legal for him to watch Natalie on base. I told him this, thinking he'd feel mature, but he was all, "What? I hate her though."

I went, "You don't HATE her. She'll be all you have when Dad and I croak."

Tommy scowled. "She's loud and she's always touching my things."

I grinned. "Welcome to my world! Plus, I'll be gone for about twenty minutes and I'm on base on the trails. If anything goes wrong, I have my phone. I can be back to the house in five minutes. Two if I can muster up the strength to run."

Tommy agreed.

But Natalie? When I told Natalie Tommy would be in charge of her she was like,

"Are you KIDDING me? He barely remembers to feed the cat!"

I groaned and rubbed my temples. "Natalie," I said calmly. "It's for TWENTY minutes. He won't even have to FEED you."

"I can take care of myself," Natalie grumbled.

I started to do this on Saturday so they'd get used to it. Normally I take the weekends off. Natalie gripped onto my leg and was like, "Hurry back," as if I were leaving for a week.

It went okay though. Natalie eventually let me free, and when I came back she was on the iPad and Tommy was messing around with his phone. Natalie took one look at my red face and went,

"Are you okay? Do I need to call 911?"

My face turns bright red when I walk/jog because I feel like I want to die and keel over. Another runner even asked if I was okay once. I think he was worried I was going to die and keel over.

"I'm great," I lied. Sweat was dripping off my forehead. "I see everything is okay here. Tommy took good care of you?"

Natalie shrugged. "He ignored me and I ignored him."

Okay then.

But at least I can still walk/jog and enjoy some donuts.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday!

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. They have a section called Hey, It’s Okay and will list a bunch of things to be okay about. You're welcome to join in and do something like this on your blog. Doesn't have to be on a Tuesday either. Just make sure you link up and that the post you link up is a Hey, It's Okay Post. Grab the button if you'd like!

--To hope Josh Duggar's victims got the proper help they needed. (Confused? Check out this article.) I watch 19 Kids and Counting, but it should be canceled, especially because Jim Bob waited a year to report Josh's molestation. Some people argue, "Could YOU turn your kids in?" Yes. If one of my kids was hurting another, I would. It would tear me inside, but I would NEVER want the child who was being molested to feel like I wasn't standing up for them. And that's my opinion on the matter. I know it's a hot topic.

--To be so tired of all this rain. I know I keep whining about it, but ugh, go away. It's supposed to rain most of this week.

--To have not done much for Memorial Day weekend. I did go to a deployment dinner put on by the key spouses, so that was awesome.

--To have written a guest post over at Samantha's blog about why deployments are difficult here.

--To be looking forward to Give Parents A Break on Saturday.

--To have a giveaway for $60 worth a jewelry from Soufeel here.

--To have thought it was funny when Natalie suddenly started to feel guilty about eating popcorn shrimp. "I don't want to kill them!" Um, they're already dead. It's fine. Enjoy. (And the bunny eating her salad is Carrots. She has to bring toys whenever we leave the house.)

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