Sunday, January 22, 2012

Steppin' Out Saturday: Children's Museum

Saturday we stepped out downtown to the Children's Museum.  I've been looking forward
to this trip all week, a lazy Saturday with my favorite people, playing and smiling and
enjoying our time off, TOGETHER.  As usual, I woke before everyone else: drank some
tea, watched the news (Newt Gingrich scolding the moderator during the South
Carolina debates was awesome, whether you agree with his politics or not!), and
preparing breakfast.  My excitement was defused, however, when my family woke up
and I realized they were all a big grumpy mess!  Isabelle had the attitude of a hormonal
13 year old girl, Brees refused to be anywhere but my arms, and Shawn was left floating
in a feminine whirlpool of tears and frustration.  This was NOT how our Saturday
was supposed to start.
I decided to handle this situation the way any responsible adult would: I ignored them all.
I set to work getting myself dressed, packing the diaper bag, charging my camera,
packing lunch.  No way were these grumpy pants family members of mine going to ruin
this lovely day!  And lo and behold, after an hour of sulking and pretending to be
miserable, they all followed suit.  Isabelle got herself dressed and accessorized, Shawn hid
out with his guitar for a while and reemerged ready to take his 3 girls on, and Brees took
a short nap that left her re-energized.  I just ignored them: not the most philosophical,
hipster advice.  But it works.  Sometimes people wake up in bad moods and the best thing
you can do is not feed into it, give them their space and go about your day.  Before you
know it, you'll be on your way to the Children's Museum, jamming out to the Black Keys
with the wind in your hair.
Here's what we wore, once I convinced everyone to get dressed:
Mama:
Jeans and necklace: F21
Top: I Heart Ronson
Moccasins: Call It Spring


Belle: 
Jeans: Old Navy
Top: Gifted
Boots: Wizards of Waverly Place by Payless


Brees: 
Jumper: Carters
Shoes: Keds


Photos from our (thankfully) successful trip to come.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!


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10 comments:

Little Gray Pixel said...

I feel like that's every Saturday morning for us! (Except I'm usually the grumpy one; I need to work on waking up before everyone else, huh?)

You all look swell, like usual! Is it weird that I sorta want to steal Isabelle's boots? They're so cute.

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

i need some of those colored jeans! they look awesome on you. :) and i love your advice on just ignoring them all. i find myself in that predicament pretty regularly. :)

ashley said...

expect an email from me soon with my address...i NEED those jeans!

April said...

A mom's power is soooo under rated! I would have left everyone at home and gone by myself...not really but I'm sure I would have threatened to!

Summer said...

Best line: I ignored them all. I would do the same. :)

Maegan said...

Oh those moody ones, I hear ya! Ignoring is an awesome solution :)

You gals look great ... love your dog snuck into a pic too, so cute!

Megan @ BeautyandtheBanker said...

You look so cozy and cute! My favorite combo!

And your girls are adorable! They look just like you :)

Kara said...

So cute!!

bird and tree said...

you ladies always look so beautiful!!! I am in love with that top, lady!!! Your kiddos are to cute!!

Songbook said...

I love that you went and did it anyway! Go you