Usually, if I have the big 3 ready for the camera, the baby isn’t. And if I have the baby and the big 2 ready, Soul isn’t. True and Brave are pretty good, as long as I’m behind the camera (or Ben). If it’s someone else, like for the Misha Lulu shoots, you will definitely get the serious look. My usual trick to get everyone faced forward and smiling is to have everyone jump. All the girls love jumping! It puts instant smiles on their faces (if you look back at our pictures, you’ll see we jump a lot!). As for me in pictures, I pretty much just have one face… a smiling one. That’s all I know to do. If I try and pretend to pull off the serious look, I just look pissed off, so I’ll stick to smiling.
How about you? Do you have a hard time getting your kids together for a picture? I know it’s Christmas card season, so I’m sure most of us are trying to round our troops up to get the perfect picture to send out. Have you picked out a picture yet?
By the way, this particular day was glorious because we actually got to wear a sweater out (well, most of us did). We went from low 90′s on Wednesday to a 20 degree drop on Sunday, and suddenly fall is back. Just like that. Oh SoCal fall, you are so temperamental. How about we just stick to sweater weather? We’re all kind of feeling that right now.
on me: shirt, everlane. rockstar skinny jeans, c/o old navy. cardigan coat, c/o old navy (I have been searching for a cocoon style sweater, so I was so happy that old navy had this one.) on true: sweater dress, old navy. clogs, lotta from stockholm. on brave: shirt, mightee kids. skirt, misha lulu. rugby cardigan, c/o old navy. shoes, c/o old navy. on soul: shirt and dress, vintage. shoes, hand me downs. double breasted cardigan, c/o old navy. on glow: chambray shirtdress, c/o old navy. tights, hand me downs. shoes, freshly picked.
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It’s cute that they wanted to wear matching outfits this day. They pulled the dresses out over the weekend and had them laying out until it was time to get dressed to go to their one day a week enrichment classes.
Today, we had a really good day together. We went on a field trip with their theatre class to watch a play and then we had a lunch date. I definitely need to try and squeeze in some special dates with them more often. It was just so nice to be able to have a bit of time just the three of us.
Ben and I were pleasantly surprised at how great the whole thing was. There was a petting zoo, hay rides, a zebra (A ZEBRA!), this corn kennel play area, a maze, (unhealthy) festival food, and live music. Of course, there were inflatable jumpers too, but we skipped that because we were having too much fun with the free activities (and we didn’t want to pay 10 bucks a kid!).
We loved that corn kennel play area, but we all came out with a lot of corn inside our shoes. Glow was smitten by the zebra, and the bigger girls liked the petting zoo, though they were a bit afraid to touch the animals. We set up a blanket with all our friends and had dinner together. I even brought fancy sparkling water for the occasion! It was just such a great night of fun together as a family and with our friends, who are pretty much our family too.
It was a cooler California evening, or rather it was really windy, so we were excited to wear some sweaters out. Summers seem to last forever here, but the sweaters have been coming out more often lately, so that’s very good. At least, for this cooler weather loving mama it is. I love the patterned sweaters Old Navy has for kids and I love my simple sweatshirt (it’s only 8 bucks online!). I can dress it up with a pretty necklace or leave it plain (it’s been my go-to top these days with a skirt or jeans). All evening at the park, we were definitely warm and cozy. We stayed a little past the girls’ bedtime, but breaking the rules is okay once in awhile, especially when it’s for some nighttime pumpkin patching. Wouldn’t you agree?!
on me: crew neck sweatshirt and necklace c/o old navy. denim skirt, vintage. shoes, converse. glasses, rowley eyewear. on true: graphic sweater and dotted skirt, c/o old navy. on brave: animal graphic sweater and shoes, c/o old navy. pants, c/o panache box. on soul: striped terry dress, c/o old navy. shoes, superga. cardigan, c/o panache box. on glow: polka dot sweater, c/o old navy. shoes, freshly picked. crochet bauble, ava mae & ruby lu.
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This week also marks the start of the Soul and Glow feuding because they discovered how to fight! Oh boy! That means the start of more refereeing for mommy. Oh and True’s second tooth fell out! So there you go I guess… we did have a few changes this week. These things are just coming back to me as I type!
I went over to my parents’ house to drop off the girls for piano lessons (my brother teaches them) and my sister looked at all our shoes and said, “Oh my gosh! They all describe your personalities perfectly!” I think her statement is very true. This particular day Glow had an obsession with that hat and insisted on wearing it everywhere (see here). My girls are such cuties and sweeties (when they’re listening to me).
Happy Friday friends! I’m hoping next week to get some fun Halloween stuff up in the space… so cross your fingers I find some time!
on me: tee, everlane. necklace, shop miguez. camo jacket, c/o old navy. short, thrifted (distressed here). on true: tee, aa. shorts, thrifted. boots, c/o old navy. on brave: tee, misha lulu. shorts, target. shoes, c/o old navy (those polka dots sneakers are adorable, also worn here). on soul: top, c/o old navy. leopard pants (oh she always wants to wear that!), gifted. shoes, c/o old navy. on glow: dress, handmade etsy. hat, dollar store. moccs, freshly picked.