and because God has a sense of humor, while we got 50° temps, it was still windy as hell. so it was really like 35° temps. and it was also really bright- like, i'm sort of still blind because i dared step outdoors without Ray Bans- bright.
basically- spring in New England.
so we bundled up the girls & headed out for some fun- chicken & mud style.
after enduring this torture for a good minutes- the chicken went into this sort of coma thing. she just stood there looking terrifed. poor thing.
i'm guessing alex's presence grew on our ladies- because when she came tearing down the hill...
they followed. and it was hilarious.
bright idea of the day- allow alex to harvest the eggs.
because trying to take that egg away, before she smashes it, is like trying to do math. really hard.
"NO! EGG! I BE CAREFUL!!!"
i then asked brandon to get a picture of the girls & i- i got this:
me: awkward postition. head cut off. unflattering "jeans stuffed into Hunters" look.
alex:adorably mischievous looking.
and this one. where alex is running away. picture op fail.
brynn was pretty content to go along for the ride- and she looked sort of out of it 98% of the time.
and the chickens enjoyed a dust bath fit for the gods. the chicken dust bath gods.
and running around for an hour must have tired this kid out- because she didn't even fight us when it was time to go inside.
and this is why you shouldn't spend over $20 on clothing for your child. because she couldn't care less & will more than likely sit down in mud & chicken crap.
let this be a lesson.
a splendid weekend. made even better in part by a trip to H&M where i scored the most adorable outfits for the girls. i'll have to get pics & show you- because i seriously do a happy dance when i think about dressing them up.
i also ventured into J.Crew, Banana Republic & the Gap- where i eagerly picked out a few skirts & dresses only to be slapped with sticker shock.
how is $60 a SALE price on a skirt?! a short skirt at that. no- no no no. i simply can't do it. and $140 for a dress? a "see through" dress with frayed hems?! unacceptable.
i did find myself in Forever 21 (where the prices are much more my style) but i was pretty overwhelmed by the amount of teenaged girls whom i tried to maneuver my stroller around. so i left. quickly.
i'll have to go back alone. if i ever get the chance.
that reminds me- i NEED to show you the girl's easter outfits. your head will explode from the awesome. i promise.