So. I've had an excuse to do a little shopping lately (not that an excuse is ever needed). We have a vacation coming in the semi-near future which inspired a list of absolute necessities. Things I needed to buy to get ready for this trip and summer in general. Must haves. Not wants, but needs I tell you.
First thing on my "absolutely must buy immediately list" --
Second thing on my "absolutely must buy immediately list" --
New beach/pool wear for the girls! Ok. I know they probably didn't NEED quite so much swim wear, but honestly last summer I didn't buy them a thing. I had just had Kole and was recovering from my little scare and was so overwhelmed. We didn't spend as much time at the pool and beach as we usually do and the girls just got by with stuff they already had. They've grown out of everything I had for them so it was time for a whole new beach wardrobe!
Third thing on my "absolutely must buy immediately list" -- a suit for me.
Stop right there. Party's over! That's where the fun ends. I keep putting that depressing shopping trip off. WAY more fun to shop for my girls.
I went to put away the new swim wear for the girls and realized how over crowded their drawers were getting. Remember when I moved a lot of their toys into their dresser?
A few dresser drawers are still used for the girls' clothes, but most of their clothes are in their closet.
In the middle of their closet are a few drawers where I keep some of their clothes.
These drawers were so crowded that I decided I needed to have a little "out with the old, in with the new" organizing party!
I love throwing myself an organizing party. It always starts out with a great big mess! I emptied all of the drawers out on the floor and started sorting through things.
So here are the closet drawers cleaned out with just what the girls are really using/wearing right now.
Ballet clothes, shoes and tights.
Pajama's (I'm too emmbarrased to show you the pile of p.j's I'm taking to Goodwill. An insane amount. Pajama's are a total weakness of mine and I have got to stop buying them!)
Clean drawers full of what the girls actually wear. Feels so good!
And since we're on an "out with the old" kick -- see if you notice a change in the next two photos???
Ahhhh! We decided to chop Ellie's hair! I was going to chop Addison's too and then chickened out. Guess I wasn't ready to say good-bye to those long curls just yet. But Ellie was ready for a short summer do and we are loving the new look!
Her new hair cut accentuates her new smile - one front tooth down, one to go!
Out with the old! Time to enjoy our new.