Sunday, May 10, 2009

Just don't tell her anything top-secret....and Project 365

I went to Kohls yesterday (where else?) because they lured me in with a 15% off coupon. That's 15% off already marked down 80% off clearance, and who am I to turn down such bargains?

Because it was Saturday and my hubby was home, I got to go all by myself. No little voice begging me to go play in the toy section, just blissful browsing in the ladies section. No one telling me they had to go potty right when I reached the dressing room. Just a stack of about 18 tops which I tried on at a leisurely pace.

Why is it that out of 18 things, only one thing looks halfway decent on me?

Probably why I gravitate towards the purse and shoe section. Purses and shoes always look cute no matter what. There is no tummy to try and conceal when it comes to purses and shoes.

So I returned home a few hours later, refreshed from my shopping therapy, and Savannah greeted me like I'd been gone for at least a week. Hi, Mama! Where did you go? Did you go shopping? Did you go to Kohls? I miss you, Mama!

And then she proceeded to inform me...

Mama, we went to the store and Daddy got you a card and it is so beautiful and it has bunny rabbits on it, but you can't open it now, it is just for tomorrow, you can color it tomorrow if you want to, it's for you AND for me, ok?

Ricardo just shook his head and said, "I figured she'd spill the beans before tomorrow."




This precious little one, with her long curly hair and chocolate eyes, and her tendency to talk my ear off all day - one of my greatest blessings.

I'm trying to catch up on my Project 365 pictures from the last few weeks. Any picture that looks intensely green was taken in Missouri. Anything brown and dusty looking was taken here. Not hard to figure out which I prefer.






Sara - as always, thank you for hosting!

26 comments:

"Rachel" said...

So sweet! Yes, Daddy should know the little ones can't keep a secret.

Happy Mother's Day!

Tracy's Porch said...

Too classic! That picture of Savannah is beautiful!

Carpoolqueen said...

Oh yes, the surprise ruiners. I have three in my house. I got some beautifully scrawly handwritten cards today that made me misty. Hope your Mother's Day was just as beautiful.

tirz said...

I love this blog Jackie! You write so well. Savannah is so pretty. She is growing up so quickly in to an even more beautiful little girl. Great photos! I had to laugh. You write so well. It's always when you're right in the middle of changing in the changing room that they suddenly need to pee right away. I was in the line at the grocery store paying as the cash register lady was ringing up everything and Eli starts crying and I can't console him and then he has one of those poopy explosions up this back and out the sides of his clothes. I just felt frantic to get home. Anyway, another job well done. Thanks for sharing my friend.

sara said...

my kids could never keep the secret either!!

And now I know why I also gravitate towards shoes and purses (bought one of each this weekend).....you are right, they always look good!!!

great pictures! That Savannah is precious!

Happy Mother's Day!!

skoots1mom said...

so precious...
happy mother's day!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

How sweet is Savannah??? She was just too excited to keep all that gift-giving goodness to herself!

I have the same problem with tops at Kohl's. Seriously, I have the hardest time finding tops that look good on me. But shoes? NEVER a problem.

Happy Mother's Day! Hope you've had a great day!

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

So cute! Lauren and I really liked the picture of "Sananna" as Lauren likes to call her internet friend!

Sara@i.Sass said...

Those pictures are gorgeous! Cool car too!
And if you get a purse big enough it CAN help hide the tummy, they do it on soaps all the time. The problem with that is then it's just a bag that everyone puts their stuff and it ends up weighing a ton , then you'll need shoulder rubs, and if your hubby is not good at that sort of thing you may need to see a chiroprator which would lead to more bills there for needing more shopping therapy. Umm, lets stick to the smaller purses and continue trying on the 18=1 shirt policy mmkay?
I can talk ones ear off too, given the right combination of fluids. Ahem.

Sincerely Anna said...

What a sweet picture of Savannah. Happy Mother's Day!

TCKK said...

Great pictures and great story!

Rachelle said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! Savannah is such a doll with that long curly hair and chocolate eyes! So cute that she spilled the beans!

Amber said...

Oh my gosh, Jackie! She is a doll. Can I borrow her? Please?! I just want to eat her up!!! So cute!

And woohoo for Kohls! And clearance! And shopping with no kids!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Savannah is such a cutie.

Okay, would you believe that I was at Kohl's on Friday and bought, get this, a little purse and new running shoes!

Happy Mother's Day!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Happy Mother's Day to one of the sweetest and most loving mothers I know. :)

That picture of Savannah is gorgeous!! Oh my! Something about that long hair and grown out bangs makes her look strikingly grown!!

Shopping alone is a rare treat - how fun!! :)

fransmomma said...

shopping by yourself is a rare and wonderful thing, isnt it? i got to do the same thing (although i took a friend) this weekend too!

you're a gret writer, and your daughter is precious.

...my kids cant keep a secret either...

The Fritz Facts said...

She is such a sweet girl! I loved that age.

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

oh i love her long curly hair.

i had my first post preg shopping trip to kohls sunday. $8 jeans, woohoo! capris and a cute top too!

parden no caps. typing one handed while feeding aubrey :)

Gretchen said...

Hope your mother's day was great, even if you do have a surprise ruiner in your midst. :)

I think she may have momma's face shape...still studying this.

Funny that you have her pictured in a vintage car. My kids lurved their Iowa visit and trips in the old 'vette and old 'stang. My uncle was very proud of his treasures--prouder still that the kids wanted to ride in them.

She's so delicious. But you already know that.

Lurve your hair, too, Jackie.

H-Mama said...

love the pix!! i can totally relate to the dressing room and bathroom drama... they time it just perfectly, huh? i think i literally growled when gracie informed me she had to potty at walmart of all places. grrrr...

they are a blessing though!! wouldn't trade it!

Growin' with it! said...

this reminds me of the time my brother gave me a christmas present and right away said..."it's not earrings"! ☺

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

That little girl is 100% adorable!!! I don't know how you stand her adorableness all day long! My third child, kristin, now 16, used to talk to me even about the pictures on the walls. Now she is very quiet at home and at school, and I miss that little voice.

Lois Lane II said...

That is too precious! Awww....

Lisa said...

That face! She is just the sweetest thing! Three years old is definately the "tell all" age. Avery loves to answer the phone and she will always inform the caller of EXACTLY what both mommy and daddy are doing at that exact moment.

I can't believe the contrasting landscapes. We have dirt for a lawn too, but not because grass doesn't grow here...it just doesn't grow HERE.

Yay for shopping alone AND buying something.

jennifer said...

what a sweet little snickerdoodle!

sounds like something avery would do.

I went to Kohl's the other day to shop for swimsuits. Pure torture.

As I was walking in I thought, "Hey, Jackie likes this place."

Just thought I'd let you know that someone in Memphis randomly thought about you while walking into Kohls.

Hmmm...I just realized that that sounded kinda creepy and stalkerish, but it really wasn't!

jennifer said...

btw - i just read your comment on my blog and now i'm going to cry. you are the SWEETEST. Thanks for the encouragement.