Without much thought yesterday, I dressed the girls in these cute matching overall outfits:
(For those of you who can't distinguish one from the other, that's Anna.)
The holiday outfits that I purchased for their holiday photo shoot are WAY too big and I wasn't going to force them to play in skirts that wouldn't stay up and button down shirts that made them look like waitresses.
I really hadn't given the whole baby clothing thing much thought yesterday until my brother and sister-in-law showed up with their two girls wearing nice holiday outfits.
Here's Emily with Gracie:
(I know - SO CUTE!)
I suddenly realized that I was one of "those moms." You know, the ones that let their kids wear jeans when all the other kids are wearing dresses, tights and uncomfortable shoes. I really never thought that I sway over to "that" side - especially after having little girls. But I did.
Did any of you experience this growing up? I remember having to wear nice dresses on holidays to go to church and even to family holiday gatherings. I specifically remember one Easter having to wear my Easter clothes to my grandmother's house only to find that my two older cousins had already been allowed to change into play clothes. I don't ever remember my mom letting us change clothes.
Yesterday, by the end of the night, all the cousins were dressed in their jammies and Beth (yes, she's only three years old) suggested that we take a picture of them all together. She does this with her other cousins.
Emily, Anna, Gracie, Beth and Allie.
I'll have to save my post about Christmas day for later. For now, it appears that Rich and I are two of the handful of losers that had to go to work today.