I finally had time to begin upgrading (well, upsizing really) the girls' pajamas to size 8. Allie and Anna both picked out a pair of spring/summer pajamas at OshKosh (doorbusters! these are so cute and cozy) while Emily decided she didn't need another pair because her aunt had just gifted her a new pair of pajamas. Size 8 at OshKosh looked big but they did shrink in the wash. Although, the pants are still many inches too long.
So here's Emily's new pajama top. Size 8 from Justice.
It looked really big so I tried it on. I'm hoping it, along with the matching pants, shrink in the laundry. She was gifted a maxi dress last spring (size 7) that was much too long for her. I have yet to pull it out from the back of her closet for a size test. I hardly ever shop at Justice but it seems like their clothes run big, which is better than running small. This way, they can just grow into them. (And, yes, I am now Bethenny Frankel. Maybe those pajamas were from Justice too!)
I spent the entire day Saturday cleaning in anticipation of the girls' party that evening. In the beginning, I was scrubbing down long neglected baseboards and door frames but by the late afternoon, I hit the put-everything-away-and-just-vacuum mode. So that wasn't much fun. But at least (most of) the first floor is clean and awesome.
Sunday was better. We had beautiful weather so the girls and I decided to head down to the outlet mall for bathing suit shopping. (Them, not me.) It'd been awhile since I had been there and Sunday reminded me why. The traffic! So that's a weekday outing unless you go first thing in the morning or at the very end of the day. But anyway, the girls were cracking me up. They would pick out something they liked, look at the price and say, "Oh, that's too much money." I suppose I taught them well but I eventually told them to stop. I would decide what was too much money and everything was sale! You need to calculate the sales price, my little ones.
The girls enjoyed some outdoor time as well on Sunday. I can't wait for the weather to warm up for good but it seems like when it does, the ticks and mosquitoes will be out in full force and no matter what type of winter we just had, they are always brutal. Wet winter, dry winter, warm winter, cold winter, long winter, short winter. It ends up in some combination that results in swarms of mosquitoes and nasty ticks. Am I the only one who feels this way?
I've almost finished reading Station Eleven and gah, I've thoroughly enjoyed it. I don't want it to end. Next up is After You by Jojo Moyes.