i can hardly believe that school (well – preschool) starts next week. summer was creeping by and then all of a sudden it’s over in a flash. i have been spending the last of the dog days shopping. it’s my favorite time to pick up some new items for next spring and summer. i typically wear whatever it is i get a couple of times before it goes into hibernation…then it’s like i’ve been resort season shopping at the start of the season when it gets warm again in april! i cannot WAIT to get my new sheridan french tunic into heavy rotation next spring. it arrived the other day and i have basically not taken it off since. this fun top + white jeans + last week before labor day = callie turns european.
while we’re on the topic of clothes, did you know it is an unspoken law that the day after you remove the “extra baby outfit” from your purse (eh, we’re over that phase…), your child will vomit all over herself while you’re out and about? here’s how we rolled out of the doctor’s office the other day.
between this and the grocery cart high chair, we’ve impressed the producers at here comes honey boo boo and have been asked to guest star in an upcoming episode.
i had to do a somewhat panicked date check yesterday as i was browsing through anthropologie. i was just cruising through the sale section, minding my own business and i spotted a linda & harriett letterpress calendar (my fave! i get one every year.) heavily marked down – $28 to $9.95. i got a little frantic – WAIT, what?! WHY IS THIS ON SALE?! WHAT MONTH IS IT. (thinks… checks iphone…) HOLD UP, WHAT YEAR IS THIS. (it says 2013…we are in 2012. right?) wait i still don’t get it. why would a 2013 calendar be in the bargain bin in august 2012…?
i don’t have time to understand these people. i just paid for it and left.
impromptu awards ceremony – best paleo on-the-go snack awards goes to…
justin’s maple almond butter!! (crowd cheers wildly)
it is the bomb. i get it at whole foods and i think it’s between 75 cents and a dollar per packet. perfect pick me up during that witching hour of 4 o’clock when i always seem to be in the car and hungry.
also, i have proof that the world is right and people are good. yesterday, i thought i would take the kids out for a quick walk and playground trip before dinner. i checked the accuweather app on my phone (which will be deleted in the very near future) and the radar screen looked clear over the part of atlanta we’re in. fabulous! well, we’re at the playground, everybody swinging away, and i feel a few raindrops. start loading the kids into the stroller and feel more raindrops… and before you know it, i am standing in the middle of a complete downpour, huddled under a tree (luckily the kids stayed dry because of their stroller hoods). i call rbb and he’s at work, a good 15 minutes away…and say eh, don’t worry, i’m sure it will pass just as quickly as it came. hmm. 10 minutes later, plus one crying baby, i’m thinking maybe not. a sweet fellow mom (that i didn’t know) slowed down in front of us and said that she didn’t have any kids in the car with her at the time, so had a bunch of empty carseats and could give us a ride?? melissa on wellseley, THANK YOU! you saved us. she said she drove by, then turned around because she knew i needed a hand. i am inspired to turn around when instead i would just drive by…and so thankful there are good samaritans still out there in the world to give us all hope.