During the day today we had a great time though! My mom watched all the grandkids so that my SIL and I could go to the outlet mall (and my parents even gave us each some spending money--yeah, they are that cool :-) So I used my money to get Raya a Christmas outfit, the girls some holiday pjs, Raya some snow gloves, some more Christmas books, and a few other things :-P
Some come along with me and let's see some of my cool finds!
First, Brielle didn't get a Christmas outfit b/c Raya had two holiday sweater dresses for her first Christmas, and I had bought them big for her (thankfully!) so they should fit Brielle ...yay.
Remember Miss Raya in this cute little dress? I'm sure Brielle will be just as cute!
We also have this cute hand me down from Raya---this was her Christmas card outfit :-)
...and for good measure, let's remember how cute Raya looked in her santa hat!
Since Raya is sick she obviously can't model her new Christmas outfit, but I googled some pictures :-P I actually found the dress and matching sweater at the Gymboree outlet...I think it's actually from a spring or summer line so that's why it was clearanced, but I think it's perfect for Christmas and Raya can then still wear the dress this summer since it's not an actual holiday dress--yay for double duty and saving money :-)
Here is the little polka dot dress
She will wear her red sparkly shoes from her devil costume :-P And white tights.
And here is the coordinating sweater I got to go with it (and some random girl I don't know modeling it on google :-P)
|The red flower thing is attached to her necklace---not the sweater|
Then I got the girls festive pjs at the Carter's outlet because awhile ago I read online somewhere some people who had a tradition of opening new holiday pjs on Thanksgiving night---as a way of ushering in the Christmas season. I thought that was a great idea! So we will be wrapping these pjs up and opening them Thanksgiving night to put on for bed :-) Raya can actually still fit into her santa pjs from last year, so she didn't really need more santa pjs---so I got her these fun holiday pjs instead: See here! I loooooove pjs with tutus....I'm a little obsessed. Brielle and Raya each have a purple pair of the tutu pjs. And since Brielle doesn't have any holiday pjs at all that got handed down (Raya didn't really have any for her first xmas I guess, and she can still wear the ones from last year) so Brielle needed something a little more Santa-y :-) See here! Yeah, they will be A-DORABLE for sure.
What else? Well remember that sock monkey romper I got Brielle from Old Navy? Well they had a holiday sock monkey outfit that I was drooling over, but not in Brielle's size. Low and behold the outlet mall had the right size---it was fate you guys, I had to buy it! Here is the onesie: Here And I got the matching pink and red striped pants too :-)
So thanks mom and dad---we love our new stuff!!!
And since yes, I realize Thanksgiving comes before Christmas and yada yada yada, let's pay Thanksgiving some respect and all remember Raya on *her* first Thanksgiving!
And now to figure out how to put a sick kid to bed so that I can work on Etsy orders. I'm swamped with orders you guys! Don't know if people are finding me through all the facebook "liking" and people sharing my shop on their blogs, but if so thanks! I'm drowning in orders, but making money at the same time so it's all good :-)
....and we made it through this update without me being puked on....so today has been a success for sure
ETA-----seriously, not 1 minute after I hit "publish" on this entry Raya threw up all over. And apparently she is against using her special "puke bucket" b/c she kept pushing it out of my hands and instead trying to hug me while puking, so during that little battle she puked on my face. MY FACE. There really is no job more rewarding then being a mom. yuck :-P We are all changed and settled back in on the couch now though. Let's try this again....