July 21, 2014   29 notes   
Kaylee saw Pippa’s Frankenstein cheeks all the way in Denver and she wanted in on the fun!

Kaylee saw Pippa’s Frankenstein cheeks all the way in Denver and she wanted in on the fun!

July 21, 2014   61 notes   

So I was telling my Harry Potter averse husband that today is the 7th anniversary of Deathly Hallows’s publication and I started to say “and to you who have stuck with Harry until the very end” but I teared up and literally couldn’t get past the word “Harry.” I tried multiple times. So, that’s where I’m at, I guess.

July 21, 2014   30 notes   

"Look mommy! I’ve got Frankenstein cheeks!"

July 21, 2014   23 notes   
So Coldwater Creek is closing and they have a big sign in their store window saying everything 60-80% off!  So I walked over there on my lunch break because all (most of) my pants have holes in the knees and the pants are only 60% off.  And 60% off of $94?  Too much for this lady who shops the clearance at Target, ya know?  So I walked to Ulta to see if I could make up for last night’s disappointing manicure (every time I look at my fingers it mocks me.  IT MOCKS ME!) and look at the cuteness of these bobby pin barrette things!!  There were 4 sets left!  So, reader, I bought all 4. 

So Coldwater Creek is closing and they have a big sign in their store window saying everything 60-80% off!  So I walked over there on my lunch break because all (most of) my pants have holes in the knees and the pants are only 60% off.  And 60% off of $94?  Too much for this lady who shops the clearance at Target, ya know?  So I walked to Ulta to see if I could make up for last night’s disappointing manicure (every time I look at my fingers it mocks me.  IT MOCKS ME!) and look at the cuteness of these bobby pin barrette things!!  There were 4 sets left!  So, reader, I bought all 4. 

July 21, 2014   26 notes   
I didn’t realize the nail polish I got with the Zoya 3 free deal were all jellies which… Ugh. I’m on coat, like, 12 and my nails are still a pale streaky pink instead of the lovely burgundy they should be. 

Not Zoya’s fault, that’s what a jelly nail polish does but uugggghhhhh.

I didn’t realize the nail polish I got with the Zoya 3 free deal were all jellies which… Ugh. I’m on coat, like, 12 and my nails are still a pale streaky pink instead of the lovely burgundy they should be.

Not Zoya’s fault, that’s what a jelly nail polish does but uugggghhhhh.

July 20, 2014   32 notes   

So the american batman boxers told me to turn them over to see their cape. I don’t know what I was expecting but this cape was not it.

July 20, 2014   48 notes   

I asked Pippa to help me empty the dishwasher and she sighed deeply then said really sadly “well, I am a hardworking bunny!”  

Why is this so funny to me?  I had to leave the room because I almost couldn’t stand up I was laughing so hard.  Poor Pippa got to sleep in until an ungodly hour (you don’t even want to know.  Kaylee is our natural alarm clock on the weekends and Pippa came into our room at 10:15 having just woken up and she woke us up) then got leftover cake for breakfast and now her mother has the audacity to ask her to take care of the silverware in the dishwasher?  Well.  It’s a good thing she’s such a hardworkin’ bunny.

July 20, 2014   155 notes   

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I know I’m getting older when I see gorgeous young girls and, instead of being jealous, I say a prayer they take over the world and take no prisoners.

July 19, 2014   49 notes   

Pippa asked me to read her a book when I did not have access to a book (in the pool) so, being the sort of librarian who memorizes things, I told her the story of Pete the Cat and his 4 Groovy Buttons which ends with Pete losing all his buttons (with a "did Pete cry? Goodness no!" refrain) but being happy because he still has his belly button.

July 19, 2014   23 notes   
Kaylee and Pippa have been sending emojis to each other all day. It’s adorable. After a few rounds, Pippa got concerned that Kaylee had never sent her the crown emoji. “Maybe she doesn’t know where it is! Maybe she needs help!” 

Kaylee had found the crown emoji.

Kaylee and Pippa have been sending emojis to each other all day. It’s adorable. After a few rounds, Pippa got concerned that Kaylee had never sent her the crown emoji. “Maybe she doesn’t know where it is! Maybe she needs help!”

Kaylee had found the crown emoji.

July 19, 2014   30 notes   
These Hello Kitty travel journals were in the dollar spot at Target and we got one for Kaylee for her trip and Pippa wanted one too.  ”I’ll write in it every day she’s gone!” she promised.  She tried (on the top line) but she got so flustered when I told her to put a space between her words and then she put all the letters for the second word on top of each other … 
so I’m writing it for her.  Every few minutes she finds me and has me write another line.  Kaylee hasn’t even been gone two hours and we’ve already basically filled one page.  As I was typing this we added “then I PLAYED ON THE PORCH AGAIN!”  (but I didn’t all caps that part even though her voice did because of space issues)

These Hello Kitty travel journals were in the dollar spot at Target and we got one for Kaylee for her trip and Pippa wanted one too.  ”I’ll write in it every day she’s gone!” she promised.  She tried (on the top line) but she got so flustered when I told her to put a space between her words and then she put all the letters for the second word on top of each other … 

so I’m writing it for her.  Every few minutes she finds me and has me write another line.  Kaylee hasn’t even been gone two hours and we’ve already basically filled one page.  As I was typing this we added “then I PLAYED ON THE PORCH AGAIN!”  (but I didn’t all caps that part even though her voice did because of space issues)

July 19, 2014   39 notes   

Just dropped Kaylee and my mother off at the airport.

Kaylee is going to have a fabulous week in Denver going to camp and hanging with her grandparents but oh mah geez, aside from one weekend right after Pippa was born she hasn’t been away from me for longer than, like, a workday her whole life.

I miss her so much already!

July 18, 2014   69 notes   
It’s rare for the four of us to all be in a picture. Having mom here means a rare family picture emerges!

It’s rare for the four of us to all be in a picture. Having mom here means a rare family picture emerges!

July 18, 2014   41 notes   
I’m trumbling this to make my sisters jealous. Chocolate bavarian cream, baby!

I’m trumbling this to make my sisters jealous. Chocolate bavarian cream, baby!

July 18, 2014   30 notes   
We went for a long walk today and found a dying butterfly. Pippa wanted me to take a picture and share it with everyone

We went for a long walk today and found a dying butterfly. Pippa wanted me to take a picture and share it with everyone