What to do when you're in self imposed exile from childcare because of Slap Cheek during pregnancy? Why useless pick-me-up, guilt free shopping of course. I snagged this bag in a brand new Spring design from Orla minutes after I spotted it in the shop window. I'm saying I can justify it because I know it is such high quality it will last a lifetime. Plus, dang it is so cute and we're all allowed an impulse buy! I'm still kicking myself for not picking up the pieces she designed for Target a little while back.
Chickpea was head over heals picking out this Calico Critters set from the toy store. Frankly she hates the wooden dolls that came with her doll house and prefers these little animal families. I can't blame her, the wood ones are a little scary. She kept saying "Thank you Mommy. I'm so happy." and went down for nap clutching her baby kittens and their little plastic potty. (Thanks for the tip Nicole) Our lives are so full of generous hand-me-downs it's nice to remember what it's like to pick out something new you really want just for yourself.
A trip to the nursery for spring plants and a yummy lunch of Thai food with the hubby near campus made for a good day too.