Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sorry for your loss of bangs…

This post is also alternatively titled:  “Weekend Recap.”

Saturday was the Michigan vs. Michigan State game, and Shawn was devastated they were showing the stupid game on a channel we don’t get.  Oh well, we had to go to Chuck E. Cheese anyway for my niece’s 4th birthday party.  I despise Chuck E. Cheese.  Every time I talk about going there someone at work asks me if they still have the urine pit?  Aka the ball pit.  For those of you without children, no, they don’t have the ball pit anymore or the Chuck E. Cheese band on stage.  It’s lame. 

Alivia and Lainey were all decked out in their Michigan jersey’s and my sister’s nephew showed up in his Michigan State one.


After the party we headed to the mall, so I could continue my search for the perfect black or grey dress slacks.  I finally found a pair at the Gap, woohoo!

gp676702-00vliv01I also got this sweater:


It looks really pretty with the pants, and I’m not sure, but I don’t think you can ever have too many cardigans!  I also had a 30% off coupon, my Mom is in awe of me because I always have a coupon for everywhere!

On our way out of the mall we stopped in here:


to check out a couple men’s shirts we saw in the window display.  We didn’t end up buying anything, but when we were leaving the sales guy who was talking to us said, “Oh, and sorry for your loss.”  I thought to myself, “Do I know that guy?  Oh, my gosh, somebody died!  Who died?!”  Then, I glanced at Alivia and Lainey walking in front of me, and said to Shawn, “Michigan lost.”  This was followed by several sighs and expletives.

The next 30 minutes were filled with Alivia and Lainey begging to spend their allowance.  This was their very first month of chores and allowance, so they were ridiculously excited!  I was excited too, because all month long Alivia had been saying she was going to buy this CD:


So, I was all set to rock out to “Party in the USA” on my iPod tomorrow at the gym.

However, they bought this:


and this:


Webkinz.  I got screwed.

Next, we went to dinner here:


because I had a coupon, of course!  It was delicious, especially my Long Island Iced Tea!

In addition to my quest for the perfect dress slacks, I’ve been on a mission to find fall decorations for our dining room table.  I looked at Bed Bath and Beyond, Cost Plus World Market, Pier One, and probably several more.  I finally found all of this:


at the most unlikely of places! 

Obviously, it’s nothing fancy, but fancy isn’t exactly possible with a 4 and 6 year old.


In the background of this picture you can see that the red and yellow colors of the kitchen coordinate almost perfectly with the placemats!  I’m a genius!

Now, last but not least, the bangs.

Two weeks ago I went to Alivia’s school mass on Friday morning.  I was looking around at all the girls in the school, and I noticed something.  Starting at 2nd grade, none of the girls had bangs.  And when I say none, I mean none!  Keep in mind this is a small school though.  But still, none?  I can’t help but wonder if there is a memo sent out at the end of 1st grade:

“Dear Parents of girls going into 2nd grade-

Please take note that starting in 2nd grade, female students are no longer allowed to wear bangs.  Please grow your daughter’s bangs out accordingly.  This is part of the dress code, and students who do not comply will be sent home until their bangs have reached chin length.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.”

In an effort to stay fashion forward, not because Alivia’s bangs are ridiculously long due to parental neglect Alivia tried wearing her bangs to the side today with a barrette.

DSC_0667 What do you think?  The jury is still out for me.


Stephanie said...

Awe...I think the no bangs is cute! But, she is cute either way. Where did you find the decorations? Side note: teach me your coupon-finding skills.

Linda said...

The no bangs look is great on her. Also the table looks really awesome.

Hillary said...

I love Alivia with bangs, but she looks cute without them too. She looks more grown up with the bangs pulled to the side.

I'm with Stephanie, where are the coupons from?

Christa said...

Your girls look so cute in their pink jersey's! And I love your fall decorations! I think she looks cute with or without bangs!!

I remember when I was in junior high the no bang thing was cool! And then in high school bang came back in!!

Pinot after Playdates said...

adorable....and you never need an excuse for a cute hair accessory!

Brittany said...

Aww.. She is adorable! I LOVE your fall table decor. I love those colors together

Abbie said...

I think she's beautiful either way, but the bangs keep her sweet innocense. She'll be "over them" soon enough, I say keep 'em while you can!

Laura and Ryan said...

She's a cutie either way. I never had bangs growing up, not sure why. It's funny because bangs were in in 5th and 6th grade...then they weren't. Then they came back late in high school. Who knows ;)

Pinot after Playdates said...

thanks for following...your haircut is super cute (as well as your daughter's) the title too..I feel you on 29 and holding :)