It started our pleasantly enough. Sweet girl spinning in her new (to her) dress. But then, the unimaginable happened....
We lost the 'ba.'
In case you are wondering, yes...she is 20 months old. And yes, I do know that she is way too old to have a 'ba.' And yes, I definitely know that this was probably the perfect opportunity to get rid of it. However, the great screams and wailing and gnashing of teeth that ensued for the half hour of lost ba-dom was enough to just about finish me. We were on our way to church, Daryl is in the middle of passing a kidney stone, the big girls and I had plans that did not include taking along a screaming toddler. So with a quick trip to Walgreen's and half and hour of switching nipples and cups and scotch taping dish towels around a rather leaky fake 'ba,' (yes, I was that desperate!), we came up with an acceptable substitute. She doesn't really care for it, but it was enough to stop the screaming...so we'll take it.
Once the great ba crisis was averted, and Daryl had assured us that he could indeed care for the little girls, despite the kidney stone, the big girls and I headed out for spring/summer clothes shopping. Daryl gave us a budget, and then unbeknownst to us, tracked us on the bank website as we went from store to store--a sneaky little bugger isn't he?
We had a good time doing something that we all love, and it was good to spend some time with just my big girls for a change. Here they are modeling some of their newest purchases. Hannah did have new clothes, which she refused to put on, but she also got a new Barbie, which she says she is showing you here.
My sassy, sporty Maddy.
And my girly girl Sarah, modeling her new makeup.
And just to prove that she did wear clothes today...a cute picture of Hannah and Dino.