I came across these pictures today, because my mom informed me that I haven't given her a picture of my kids in about 6 years. Oops. We got a digital camera and what can I say? No more double prints to mail home. So I was going through my photos to find some for Nana when I found these... here's the story.
The weekend before S's b-day was crazy... more crazy than normal. We were all pretty sick, Travis had a massive project he had stayed up until 4 am Saturday night to work on, and I hadn't slept much all night because Oz wasn't sleeping. So Sunday morning I informed Trav that I was not going to church, and he informed me that he wasn't either. Meanwhile, S had been making this ribbon out of a coin Trav had given her from his office a week before. She fell apart when I told her we weren't going to church, and I thought she was upping her spirituality in honor of the upcoming baptism. I was wrong. Turns out, she had to go to church that week because they were singing to her in primary. Hilarious. It meant such a big deal to her, so I agreed to take her for the last 2 hours, and leave the sick baby at home. She insisted on wearing this blue and white polka dot dress, which didn't make sense because a) it's a summer dress and it was freezing cold that day and b) she never cares what she wears. She pleaded and begged for this dress, saying she'd wear a long sleeved shirt under it, and on and on until I relented. (In reality it was probably about 3 seconds, but you know... I was sick.)
Everything fell into place when she asked me to PIN the ribbon she had made to the dress (get it: blue dress, blue ribbon) so she could wear it to church. The ribbon says, "It's by birthday". Do you think she has a future in advertising?