Monday, October 27, 2014

the unicorn

Millie has reached the stage in her development where everything she does merits taking a picture, and every picture accurately displays her unprecedented cuteness. This has put me into a stage where I find myself needing to change the photo on my phone's lock screen ten times a day. I mean, that's the perfect spot for the best picture to be displayed, right? But she takes a lot of best pictures now, and like...that's a lot of phone-screen-changing. What a dilemma.

My parents came and visited "us" this weekend. Quotation marks for obvious reasons- you know who they really came to see. Hint: she looks really cute in a pumpkin dress.


We had a fabulous and relaxing weekend- my mom even treated me to a pedicure, proving that maybe perhaps it wasn't just Millie they wanted to hang out with. While bumming around town we happened upon a pumpkin photo booth thingy at Trader Joe's. Obviously we had to take some family pictures.


And even though she isn't smiling-- THAT FACE. Gah. I die. 


She definitely doesn't understand the concept of smiling for a picture yet, so most of the time our family pictures look more like the one above. So when I catch one where her face looks a little more expressive...it's just the best. NEW PHONE SCREEN.

I dressed her in a new (gifted!) outfit for church yesterday. I normally try to use the pale pink in moderation, but yesterday I just went all out and embraced it. I call this outfit Cotton Candy Explosion- and it is the greatest thing ever, clearly. Just like real cotton candy!



And I had to pick the picture above (the one with me) even though it chopped her adorable cheetah shoes off because LOOK AT THAT ALMOST-SMILE!! Getting a picture with her smiling is like finding a unicorn...rare, elusive, magical...

Oh wait- FORESHADOWING!!

Because last night was our church's annual Costume Bowling, and guess what sweet Millie dressed up as?


THE CUTEST BABY UNICORN IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And yes, she will be wearing this costume on a daily basis for probably the rest of her life. Good thing it's size 18 months; it won't be too small for quite some time.

I pretty much just die of happiness every time I see her in it. Don't worry, we've been making her wear that hat with the unicorn horn around the house for weeks already. Because it's warm, obviously. And FREAKING ADORABLE.

She has another costume as well (not the clown one, don't worry! Although I am definitely going to put her in that one for pictures!), so I guess I'll just be alternating her costumes throughout the week. She isn't going trick-or-treating (unless I hear of any houses handing out formula...), but we'll have candy here for the kids that stop by, and she'll obviously need to be dressed up to help give it out. And in case you're worried that I won the lottery or lost a copy of my budget or something- nope, I happened to get both costumes at a local consignment sale last month for $3 each!!!!! WOOOO! So that was pretty exciting. And also explains why she's wearing size 18 months- beggars can't be choosers, ha.

After wowing our friends with her adorable unicorniness all night, we came home, put on some happy pumpkin jammies, and then she did it. Gave us a true unicorn picture- happy smile and all!


NEW PHONE SCREEN.

So as you can see, keeping up with all of my phone screen changes is practically a full-time job now. Unfortunately, I have to return to my real full-time job on Thursday...a fact that has me crying my eyes out at present. Nooooooooooooooo. So anyways, that's that. I'm going to try to enjoy my last few days of maternity leave while also dedicating myself to playing the lottery a lot in hopes that I can strike it big before I have to go back to work. You can help by NOT playing, thus lowering the odds that anyone but me will win. Thanks!

28 comments:

  1. first time in my life, i am the first commenter on a post. i certainly hope you guys won the best costume last night - because this is way better than your siamese twins costume.

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  2. So we see that Millie was a unicorn for bowling night, but what were you and Matt?! Matching parents? :)

    Hope your last few days at home are as perfect as can be!!

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  3. Love the pictures, outfit, and costume. Her expression in the Trader Joe's pumpkin is priceless! I loved changing outfits multiple times a day and taking pictures of my babies. Having your own baby doll is so much fun!

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  4. She is the.cutest.ever!! Love her unicorn outfit!!! Glad you got to sneak out and get a pedi and some mom time :) Enjoy these last few days!!!!!!

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  5. She is so, so precious. Hope the next three days drag by, and hope Thursday and Friday fly by!

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  6. What a perfect costume for little Millie...She is hands down the cutest little unicorn I've ever seen...ever.!!

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  7. She is the most precious unicorn baby ever! Why are babies in costumes so freaking adorable?!?!? And hilarious!

    And like Amanda said above, I hope the next three days drag and that Thursday and Friday fly. I'm praying for you as you face this transition. It'll be easier in month.

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  8. So much to say about this post. Love your shirt (the brownish one). Where is it from?
    Millie is seriously getting so big. How you don't have a wall in your house plastered with her pictures is beyond me!
    Ok...I'll play the NYS lottery this week so when I win I you can retire! It will be my gift to your precious little family!
    One more thing...of course you compare the color of an outfit to cotton candy...of course.

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  9. Eeeek! Pumpkin pajamas for the win! I thought the unicorn was the best photo yet, but that one. Such a sweet face! Can't wait until she's smiling all the time!

    I'll forgo the lottery this week, just for you. True friendship right there.

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  10. She is just SO ADORABLE!!! They just get more and more expressive from here on out (and then get to a point where you can't bring your camera out anymore because they want to grab it and run throw it in the toilet…true story…)

    Sending you a virtual hug - I know the end of maternity leave it soooooooo difficult. So, so, difficult. You'll make it, Mama!! The anticipation (for me, at least) was so much worse than the actual transition (and it gets easier every single day, I promise.)

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  11. Wow, that is one cute little one you have there. I LOVE the unicorn costume and the smile in the pumpkin photo. SO cute. And you look so very happy in all of the photos.

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  12. She is so freaking cute. I love that sweet baby unicorn!

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  13. The Trader Joe picture is so CUTE!!!! Wait no now that I have seen all of the other smiley pictures they are all so very cute!! If I win the lotto I will make sure you don't have to work, therefore providing more time for you to keep us updated on pictures of sweet Millie :)

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  14. Millie doesn't smile for pics yet??? GEEZ. . . My girls ALWAYS smile for pictures. Not. :)

    Love the unicorn costume. That is awesome!

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  15. She's adorable and y'all both (you and hubby) look great in hot pink!

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  16. She is so beautiful! Congrats again!

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  17. SO cute! And I love her cotton candy pink outfit!

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  18. Love seeing her "come alive" in these pictures and can't wait for more unicorn-esque smiles! So not excited that you have to go back to work... so I hope there's plenty of dessert for you to eat this week to ease the pain :(

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  19. I feel like my comments are always the same, but- shes a doll!! And she makes an adorable unicorn!

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  20. Cute kid! Cute costume. Cute family. Cute everything!!

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  21. I am so sorry that you have to go back to work so soon :( Did you figure out a plan for childcare? I hope so!!! C is the cutest and I LOVE the unicorn costume-too cute!

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  22. Bah I can't believe you're already going back to work! I promise I won't play the lottery so that you can have more time with her at home!! I guess the fun part of going back to work is that your co-workers will want to see all 2000 pictures of her!!! :)

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  23. Seriously she is so stinking cute! Love her unicorn costume and I'm excited to see what the other one is!!

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  24. Best costume ever! So adorable!

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  25. She is so cute in that costume, I'm guessing those diapers are filled with rainbows that smell like a bakery. No? Well, still the cutest.

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  26. Cutest unicorn in the history of history.

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