Ali is definitely an accessories girl. She insists on either a hairbow or pigtails every day (it changes each day, but it’s usually a hairbow), she loves shoes, and she points out everyone’s jewelry and says “preeetty”, or even “gugeous” if it’s really nice.
She definitely did not get her accessorizing skills from her Mommy. I do love earrings, but other than that, it’s rare to catch me with a ring (other than my wedding rings), bracelet, or necklace. I have one purse that I use regardless of whether it matches (usually doesn’t), and I really hate sunglasses and belts. I’m sure that it won’t be too long before she is giving me accessory advice.
Sooner than I think, probably.
Friday night, we went to Academy for Daddy to get some MUCH needed new “at home” shorts (his others had a nice rip up the side that showed off a good foot and a half of his stylish boxers).
Ali was energetic, and since I wasn’t laden down with a grocery cart or a stroller and didn’t need to do any shopping, I decided to let her walk while Daddy shopped. I stayed a step behind her, and she just took off (never even looking back to make sure I was there!). This is the first time that she has just been “loose” in a store to go where SHE wanted to go, and she had an absolute blast!!
She was on a walking mission. She and I made at least 12 laps around that store besides all of the walking we did amongst the store. She would point in the direction she was headed and saying “dis way”, going in between racks, underneath racks, saying “hey” to random strangers, pointing out known objects like trash, balls, upstairs (the ladder), chairs, hats, and PURSES.
By the time our walk was done, she had a little purse on each arm and was SO happy about it. At one point, on approximately our fourth lap in the shoe department, she walked up to a Mom and her two daughters, pointed and said “purse!!”, and walked off. She also found a mirror, and pointed to her two purses with her opposite hands and said “purses” with a grin the size of Texas. She was so proud!
So Ali got to add to her accessory reportroire – her first purse. She took it to Church with her on Sunday, and I have a feeling that she really enjoyed showing off all of her accessories to AJ, Amelia, Ellie and Averi. However, Hopefully (for his Daddy’s sake), Nathaniel wasn’t interested.
Yup, between her love of accessories and Sephora Magazine obsession, I have quite the girly girl.