Yesterday Ellie was able to have the desires of her little heart granted by getting a ballerina skirt (or “neena” skirt in her words)! She’s seen them in store after store and asked me for one but they’re usually expensive and I simply can not justify the purchase. But, when I saw one for $7 at Old Navy, I relented. I don’t think I was going to find a better price in these parts and you just can’t deny a two year old her neena cravings forever…
I’ve seen interesting changes in my two year old lately, one of them being an interest in clothing. On a few recent outings hunting for spring/summer clothing bargains, Amelia sleeping away in the stroller or baby carrier, Ellie has very nicely picked out certain items she likes, mostly skirts. Frilly, knee length skirts! I’m not typically a push over with my children. My problem is that she asks so sweetly and behaves so well on our expeditions that I want to cave. She got a $4 navy blue skirt at Target last week. It was the first clothing item she specifically picked out herself and it showed to me her little individual taste blossoming…it was an interesting first and I let her celebrate it. I could forgo a latte at Starbucks and get her a skirt for the same price I reckoned. There’s a mother’s justification for you.
Yet I do not wish to raise a little Suri Cruise who apparently possesses the ability at four years of age to command her ginormous, uber stylish wardrobe. I know I’ll need to be careful!
No more skirts for a while, okay dear girl?;)
A sticker for going potty. Ugh…potty…that’s another story altogether!:)
See it peeking out from under her dress? She wore it out of the store!:)
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And a quick Amelia update:
She’s active, active, active! Our teeny tiny wants to be down on the floor now all the time and can move around a bit by pivoting while sitting. She’s learning new tricks to compensate for the fact that she does not crawl yet BUT I see crawling on the horizon now! A month or two ago, I felt it was hopeless but she is doing the preliminary steps now which is so exciting! She ate mango last night for the first time and loved it, eating bite after bite. The first time she has eaten solids well in a long time. I felt so happy the rest of the night!
And…she’s turning 1 on Sunday! Crazy! I’m want to make her a flower shaped cake because to me, with the issues we have faced, she is like a delicate, blooming flower.