Wednesday, May 16, 2007

GUILTY....

Saturday night was filled with 14 year old FUN!!!! This is the night that I was lucky enough Smiley put aside his friends (mostly girlfriends) and spent overnight with ME!!! The first hours were filled with returning text messages to these friends, saying that "HE WAS SPENDING THE NIGHT WITH HIS AUNTIE" and in other words, I am not available and stop with the texting. Once this was done, I had his undivided attention. It was so much fun getting into the heart, mind and emotions of a 14 year old teen. Smiley is the gorgeous delightful comedian of our family. He is so much fun to talk to and spend time with.... Hence his immense popularity. Dinner was eating his new favorite food... ASIAN!!! He reminded me that he is an amazing photographer (I need one in China) and he would love to go with me to CHINA!!! Hmmmmm, a real good idea since I know that if I want decent pictures of Gotcha with Tate and spontaneous together pictures of me and Tate, I cannot rely on my sweet Mom. Well, something to consider!!! With dinner out of the way and we headed to hang at the hottest place in town on a Saturday evening..... The Gateway Plaza. Wouldn't you know that this HAPPENING place has my favorite Gymboree store location. I could not help myself and in I went with a 14 year old boy-teen in tow. I did swear Smiley to secrecy to my purchases because I do not want to hear grief about these buys. Smiley was great at the secret keeping. I am the one to blame for the blab. The next day, on Mother's day, I had to spill the beans on buying this...... How could you not buy this???? I did get it in 3. Grief I did get. But, hey.... this is the way I can keep connected to the upcoming event of adding a child to the mix. So what if Tate has way too many gorgeous clothes and toys...... There are worst fates than that!!!

(close-up detail of dress)

Mesa has to check out everything that I bring into this house.... this dress is no exception. Wouldn't you know it, she left a little wet nose spot on the dress....

19 comments:

C.J. said...

What a great time...and a great kid!

Hey, that dress is beautiful and likely even more so with the mesa print!

Headmeister said...

LOVE Smiley (what a cutie!!!), LOVE the dress, and LOVE that Mesa is the offical "checker-outer!"

Good shoppy is always a great appetizer :)

Catherine said...

What a great nephew! Sounds like a fun evening!

Adorable dress...too cute!

Doris & Dan said...

What a fun time! Smiley is the man!

LOVE the dress. Such prettiness I can not stand it!

Daisy must also check out everything I bring into the house.

Keep smilin!

L & J said...

Your nephew is a cutie! And the dress....I couldn't have walked away without buying it either! That dress is BEAUTIFUL!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Mesa knows a good buy when she sees it. I will have to look for that one too :)

Smiley is a handsome dude too!

Cindy said...

Smiley is a doll and Mesa seems to be "premarking" her territorty. It will make it easier when all Tates stuff smells like her. But who could honestly have resisted that dress??????

Stacy said...

What a great night with Smiley!

I LOVE the dress!!

Made in China said...

Wow, that dress is FABULOUS!!!

Colleen said...

You should have taken a pic of the cute nose print. I cherish everything these days.

Jewels of My Heart said...

What a cutie pie. I am certain he is going to melt some hearts.
I love Tate's new dress... Good thing you got it or right now you would be thinkin' "WHY didn't I get my daughter that BEAUTIFUL DRESS?" teehee

Michelle said...

What a cutie your nephew is! And I love the dress. Not sure I could have passed that one up either. Thank you for the get well card. I got it today and it really brightened my day! Recovery is coming along slowly but surely. Thanks for thinking of me!

Joannah said...

That's a beautiful dress. I couldn't have passed that up either!

I think you win the prize for World's Best Auntie. You really know how to spend time with your nieces and nephews!

M3 said...

Awwwwww, your nephew is such a cutie! I bet you weren't kidding about the tons of girlfriends.

The dress? Perfection. It would have been criminal NOT to get it. :-)

Kelli said...

wow....That dress....that would be one that I TOO Could not have left the store without! It's gorgeous!! Good call on the size 3! It's true it will be quite some time before Tate can wear it, but she should be able to wear it for LONGER since it's in a bigger size too!!!
Your nephew is a TOTAL cutie! Have fun with him before the girls won't let him go any longer!!!

Donna said...

What a beautiful dress...I know you can't wait to see Tate in it!

Kimber said...

Love the dress!! May I ask who makes it? So cute.

Kim

Kimber said...

Oh, I forgot to say that "smiley" is really cute too!

Kim

Sandy said...

Sounds like a fun time and what a gorgeous dress! The pic of Mesa had me laughing out loud as I experience the same thing in my house. My nieces clothes and toys were in pristine condition when they were babes, I've already forewarned my family that doggy drool is just a part of life in my home and not to expect the same!