Anyways, Miss Raya was a good girl and had fun playing with another little girl in the mall play area. I just love watching Raya play with other kids....you can see her personality so clearly! She's definitely a follower....she will pick a kid and follow him/her around like a little shadow. She even copies them when they laugh, even though she has no idea what's funny lol. The we had pizza at the mall and Raya enjoyed the crust (bread!)....she also had her first taste of soda! Normally she doesn't care about my drink but today she kept saying "please!" and wanted a drink so I gave her one (knowing she'd hate it!) and she got a horrified look on her face and said "no mama!" ....don't think she'll be asking for my drink again for quite awhile :-)
Oh, and Raya's mall attire? Well we tried out a new skirt and paired it with her puffy vest and pink polkadot tights....she looked so cute!! The vest and skirt are pretty big on her, but it still looked adorable....and she got to wear her cool brown boots!
Got a smile....but not looking at the camera!
Found a stray Cheerio on the floor and mighty happy about it! :-)
As far as shopping purchases, I mainly wanted to go to JCPenny b/c I had a $10 off coupon I wanted to use. I found a bunch of summer things on sale for $4 each, so that was a good way to get a lot for my money! Plus, they had the same shirts in infant AND toddler sizes, which meany I had the chance to get the girls some matching shirts!!! (And yes, I realize that many people think dressing siblings alike is lame, but I think it's cute! I certainly won't do it all the time, but occassionally is fun :-) Plus, I thought maybe they could wear matching shirts and different color leggings or something....
So here are some matching tunic tops in nice bright spring/summer colors
...and then I got Brielle a couple little summer things
|The blue shirt is from Children's Place. It says "Lil' Sister--I may be small but I |
can be big trouble!" The little "jean" shorts are super cute too...like bloomers
And our final purchase? Dress shoes for Raya to wear with her flower girl dress in May! I found these and they were too good to pass up. They should look cute with her flower girl dress, but still be casual enough that afterwords she can wear them with her regular summer outfits. Plus they look and feel super comfy and they were only $12 at Payless! :-) Hopefully I didn't buy them too big--I got one size up from what she wears nows b/c lately her feet have been growing quite a bit.
So all in all a productive and fun shopping trip with my girls :-) The car ride home was awful though haha. Brielle screamed bloody murder and Raya had a huge diaper blowout that I fear may have destroyed her carseat hahaha. Thanks for the reminder of why I never take you anywhere girls!
Ok, and lastly, some pics of Brielle tonight (and Bridgett, I dug out a hat just for you :-P)
|You can really see how jaundiced she was when you compare the pics!|
Look at those chubby thighs!