Thursday, August 14, 2014

Back to School--Evie

3'2.5" 34.5 lbs
Favorite activity: dance party in the kitchen
Favorite TV show: Caillou
Favorite movie: Barbie 12 Dancing Princesses
Favorite book: The Day the Crayons Quit

 This girl has issues with fit, and it drives me INSANE!!!!  I tried to teach her about my Grandma Olsen's "beauty pinches," but she wouldn't believe me. Clothes are always too itchy or too tight or too . . . something.

Finding shoes is the worst. She has wide feet, so many of the dainty slipper shoes pinch her. She gets lured into the sparkly sequins every time, even when I tell her that they will hurt after wearing for more than a few minutes.
 I had to force her to walk around in these sneakers because I knew they would fit her best. Usually I let the kids have full control over what they pick, but in her case, I could only let her choose between pink and purple of the same shoe. Mean, right? That's what she thought.

Kindergarten for Evie is a pink and purple explosion, just like I remember it being with Heidi. Her lunchbox--pink and purple. Her backpack--pink and purple. Her new shirts--Princess Sofia (purple) and pink.
 She rode around on the end of the cart at Target instead of in the basket (like in this post--No More Tuesdays) because she's "big now--big enough for kindergarten." But still small enough to say "packpack" and "lellow."
 It was pure joy to have her all to myself one final time before school started. I even succumbed to the begging for a treat and Sofia sunglasses.
My beautiful baby girl. All grown up. Kindergarten.

Watch out, world.

And I mean that.


  1. The Day The Crayons Quit is an awesome book!!!

  2. I want to know what Grandma Olsen's "beauty pinches" are??

  3. oh i love those glasses!!
    and and purple explosion goin on here too...with just a wee bit of lellow thrown in!
    have a happy day jen

    aubrey still says packpack!!

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