Little White Dress

My teen daughter and I needed to make a trip to the big city in order to visit a "real" department store. It just shows how sad our little city is when our local shopping mall has a Sears, Belk's, and Dillards only.

It was a great excuse to hit the big mall with my girls. Jaina was happy because she had birthday money to burn and this was just a few days before the beach. Jocelyn was happy because this mall has a big indoor play place for toddlers.

I mean, check out this big plastic pig!

We definitely shopped until we dropped.


Crazy 8 was having a sale on all their sundresses for $8.88. Children's place and Gymboree was having one, too!

Jocelyn said "NO!" to absolutely everything I picked out from her. Sigh. I forgot three year olds had opinions for a minute.

Then we walked past Baby GAP. "I want to go in there!!" she said, pointing.

I stroll her in. She points to a $40 romper NOT on sale and says, "That's what I want."

I think not, little missy.

So she found two other things she wanted (40% off thank goodness) and I picked out one more tank top that was super cheap, too. We got three things for $40. Much, much better.

I was hesitant about this dress at first, but figured that we could at least take it to the beach and she'd wear it there. I'm so glad we did.

The golden hour light right outside our condo is magical. I take pictures of the kids here every year.

We decided to go on a walk around the complex. That means we made it about 50 yards.

Jocelyn wanted to take a picture of the flower, too. I let her use my camera phone. 

Then, she had to sit and look at it.

And listen to it?

And take a few more blurry pictures of ME taking HER picture.

I really wanted to take some pictures of her sitting in the grass.

Which really meant she was picking grass and putting it all over her legs and dress.

I love this sweet girl so much. She really completes our family.


  1. The grass photos are so sweet!

  2. Pretty photos!

    I love finding deals. Crazy 8 has some cute stuff.

  3. What an adorable photo shoot! That dress will be perfect for beach pictures too!


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