A couple of things to start: My head looks weird in a lot of these pictures. I swear its not that pointy.
Second, if you're as observant as my high school students were you might wonder why I don't wear a wedding ring (They thought I was divorced). Basically, it doesn't fit and even when it does (some days I guess my fingers are less swollen??) it's too big and scratches Axel and Olivia.
I picked four skirts/dresses so I would have plenty of church options, but the only skirt I will wear on a non-Sunday is a maxi. I spend so much time sitting on the floor changing diapers that I can't worry about modesty! This is one I don't think I would have put together if it wasn't for this challenge. Sadly, I didn't put any flip flops in my 30 items and that's what this outfit really needed.
And the best picture doesn't show my shoes, but I'm wearing the black heels.
Wednesday was our Mother's Day dinner with Adam's family. We went out to dinner at Brio and Olivia got a babysitter (which is pretty much her favorite thing ever!) This is my take on a chambray shirt. It's really just a light blue broadcloth, but sometimes you gotta use what you got.
DAY 9- Thursday
Olivia and I went to a Mother Daughter picnic at church. In my mind it was going to be such a sweet bonding time. In reality it was me chasing her around a larger area than normal, with more stuff for her to break/trip over/people for her to annoy. I came home exhausted and Axel had cried almost the whole time I was gone (poor Adam!) and Adam was sick (see told, ya, poor Adam!). But even so he took my picture. So sweet.
And just because she's so dang cute, here she is all dressed for our outing.
Adam got really sick in the night so he was home. In the afternoon I went shopping with my two kids for Mother's Day gifts (sorry I wasn't on the ball enough to give you your present while you were in town mom!)
I was joking around while we took these, and sadly this is the best one! So I probably wont wear this together again because it wasn't very flattering on me.
DAY 11- Saturday
Adam took Olivia to get our Bountiful Basket in the morning and then decided to take her to play with some cousins. I got a LOT done. I don't know if it was my "meds" kicking in (I take vitamin D to deal with my PPD. I've forgotten to take it for a while, but when I remember it makes a HUGE difference) or if it was Olivia being out of the way (probably both). After they got home and Olivia had lunch and a nap we went to the park and then dinner and shopping at IKEA. After I got my kid to bed (we each take one) I went grocery shopping ALONE. It was pretty much my perfect day, which totally took the pressure off Mother's Day! We took this picture after all of that, so I'm looking a little hot and sweaty, but it was worth it.
DAY 12- Sunday
Happy Mother's Day! Axel woke me at 6:15, and thanks to him being exclusively nursed, Adam had no choice but to continue sleeping and letting me care for him :) But he made me yummy Swedish pancakes before church. After church I made dinner for his mom, who has no daughters so the only time she's had someone make her dinner on Mother's Day is when I do it.
This dress is from my honeymoon in Fiji. It is seriously sooooo comfortable.
And this picture to show you what my head really looks like. Less pointy.
As always, check out the other lovely ladies doing this challenge in May!