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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Mommy Daughter Dress Shopping


Butterfly has been grating on my nerves lately. She takes the babies' toys and makes them cry. She moans and complains over every little choice I give her. Then she moans and complains about the decision I made because she wouldn't make one. There have been a few other things that are driving me batty. So I figured she could probably use some one on one time.

Daddy got to do the last one on one time with her. He took her out to breakfast about a month ago. This time I thought we could use a shopping trip to a big mall near where she was born. Added perk, this mall has my favorite kids clothes store, Hanna Andersson. I bought the boys outfits last year that match the dress in the above link. The dress was out of stock last year. But not now! So we went to check her size and get the dress. They didn't have the dress at the store but I was able to order it with free shipping. Nice.

She also wanted a pink dress so we walked around a few other kid stores and looked at what they had. She finally found a very sparkly and pink dress on a clearance rack that she kept saying was her dress. We tried it on (because it had no tags) and it's too big around the middle. I wasn't going to get it but she looked up at me with such big eyes and asked, "Please Mommy. It's so pretty." #1- Where did she learn that eye thing?! #2- This is the first time in awhile she's called me Mommy. I have been Mother. Even when she's crying for me she cries for Mother. "I want Mooothaaar!" I took it to the register to find out how much it was. When the poor sales girl finally figured out what it was (remember, no tags) and I blanched at the 68 dollar price. No way. She then hit the total button, the clearance came up, and it was $15.87. Yeah, we can do that! It's probably a size too big for her but she loves it so and will live.

We then passed a soap store showing off their bath bombs (big balls that fizz) and she really wanted one of those. I didn't get one, but we did get some hand made soap that has oatmeal and smells pretty. She used it tonight for her bath and liked it a lot.

We had lunch and came home to nap. It was a great time out with just me and her!



  1. I can't wait to see the dresses! How nice that you were able to have some one on one time together.

  2. Definitely post pics of the dresses! I love one-on-one time with the girls. Katie loves to leave the house so Andy will usually take her on errands - Home Depot is her favorite for some reason. What could a 2 1/2 year old girl find interesting in Home Depot?

    Maddie seems to have my agoraphobia gene, so we chill at home - play games, read books, play on the computer, have snacks. It's nice!

    So glad you got a fun day out with Butterfly!

  3. That sounds so much like my own "Butterfly"...except that she's 13 now. We have to go shopping for a Valentine's dance dress this week. I hope its as successful as yours.

    Thanks so much for stopping by on my special SITS day!

  4. Aww, very sweet! I'm glad she was able to get some mommy time. I can't wait to see the dresses! Oh, and she got the eye thing from you! lol . . . she has your big expressive eyes and she's learning how to use them!

  5. darling dress! wish I could find something like that around here.

    Butterfly and Piglet are two peas in a pod. Does she give you that exasperated sigh when you tell her no?

  6. Anonymous11:41 AM

    What an adorable dress! It will be so pretty with Butterfly's coloring. I've never gotten into HA because we don't have a store near us where I can browse the clearance racks, but they have very cute stuff. Are you going to do a family picture I assume?


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