Sunday, January 18, 2009

A Long Weekend

This weekend has been long. It has been long for me mainly for the concern I have for Harper and Kelly and the rest of their family. I have spent most of the last two days in front of the computer waiting for updates. I am so thankful Kelly got some good news today! All I know is Kelly has the kind of faith that can move mountains! What an inspiration their entire family is to me! I am really hoping I can make the trip to Tulsa to see them.

It was a bit warmer today, so Derek and the kids got to play outside. I think it did all of us good to see some sunshine. We did finally get out of the house tonight. We went to the Market Place (Evan's favorite). Before leaving, I was a bit concerned because Ella Grace had dressed herself and I had no idea how in the world I was going to convince her a sleeveless Christmas outfit with no shirt underneath with shoes and no socks and a headband worn hippy style was not going one step out of this house!

She was so proud of herself and thought she looked fantastic!
I guess if anyone could pull it off, she could. Ha!

When I showed her the new dress that matched her headband, she changed clothes with no protest at all and even wore her headband the correct way. She looked precious.

Another thing about this headband...when she puts it on hippy style she takes off running, saying, "Watch me run fast." It's like it is her uniform or something. She is SO funny!

14 comments:

Jacquie said...

I just told Jodi, "this has been a LONG weekend". Ha!

I LOVE that picture of EG! That is just the cutest. She is destined for America's Next Top Model!!!

Lynn said...

Leigh Ann-She is such a cutie. I remember those days of 'negotiating' the outfit! She would be precious in anything.

Jessica said...

My hear has been heavy for the Stamps all weekend too! : )

Kayla said...

Oh, she is too cute!! My mom used to let me wear what I wanted and thought it was a good idea to take pictures....not good!!!! More power to ya on the negotiations!

Betsy said...

Oh my gosh...she is absolutely adorable. You know what is so great about kids?? They make you smile even when your heart is so heavy!! She is just the cutest thing ever. I wish I could watch her "run fast!!" ;)

I hope you can go to Tulsa! I know your being there would mean so much to Kelly!

Megan L Hutchings said...

So, you have to know that I am loving the hippie attitude she is expressing. All you need is love!!!

Meagan said...

She is so adorable! She is all about accessories! Too fun!

Glad yu'all got out of the house today! It was warmer here too - I actually went to a friend's house for football and we grilled out! That was really nice... then we woke up this morning to light on again off again snow showers! lol Gotta love living in the South!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

She is adorable! I do love the Christmas outfit.

Becky said...

I kinda like to wear my headband hippy style too.....it must the diva in us!! LOL!!!!

Hopefully we will hear more good news today about sweet Harper. I still can't believe this is going on.

Tracy said...

I think EG looks FAB-U-Lous!!!!! She looks so proud of her creation.

Audrey said...

Ella is so adorable, and dressing herself, what a big girl!

The Garners said...

This is hilarious! I completely understand the outfit struggles. I can't remember if I posted about R dressing himself for school last week...in camo cargos with a brown braided belt, a Kelly's Kids plaid button-down and his cowboy boots?? He and EG could go out on the town and make quite a fashion statement! :)

Lauren said...

I love how creative she is! So sweet!

Kandi West said...

These are the things that made me wish I had a blog. Love that picture of EG! Annie is quite fond of dressing herself in similar ways. My mom came to pick her up Sunday afternoon for a night at her house. She was wearing pink shorts, a sleeveless shirt, and bright yellow rain boots. She saw no issue at all in wearing this out to Dixie Cafe with Nana and PopPop and even refused a coat. I finally just handed my mom her coat and her tennis shoes and said "Good luck with that."