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!