Monday, February 11, 2008

yet another reason blogging has saved my ass

The famously hip and gorgeous Kiki heard my cry and sent me a care package with her daughter's old princess dresses in it a couple of days ago. Crown included.
Mere words will not suffice in expressing the outrageous joy in a little California town this weekend. Dresses have been simultaneously worn and not yet removed, not even for sleep. We went out to dinner in the above dress and M pranced around the various tables plaintively whining do you see I'm a princess? I'm a princess! to anyone who would glance her way.

And in case you missed them, our Just Post roundtable is just below. It was a fantastic round up this month.

34 comments:

kristen said...

she looks scrumptious and i'm glad to oblige. xo

QT said...

This page should have come with some kind of warning to protect me from the CUTE OVERLOAD!

*dead*

Sober Briquette said...

we see you, Princess M!

It took me a while, but I finally figured out that Lorenzo is in this phase, too. Every day he wants to wear a character shirt, or a fireman coat, or camouflage. Boy dress up! I gotta say, I'm glad it's a bit more subtle.

Sober Briquette said...

Uh, except that he says "vrrrooomm" every time his feet move.

blooming desertpea said...

What?! It takes so little to be happy? She's a doll - a princess of a doll to be exact!

Gwen said...

Sometimes, it really is the little things that make us happy. She looks like her face can't even contain her smile. Precious!

Julie Pippert said...

Look at her, all princessed up and delighted!

I see in person in my own 3 year old the joy that is Princess. My frist one could not have cared less. This one, yep, I know about never removing dresses.

Kyla helped me select a couple of new "princess acceptable" dresses for Pers this weekend, which were happily accepted and already worn.

cce said...

My G used to love this kind of dress up. Now she's all teeth and claws when a dress is suggested. How quick it all changes.

Beck said...

Cutie!
A friend of mine dug out all of her fancy princess dresses and gave them to a VERY happy Baby, which meant that for two solid weeks, she wouldn't wear anything else. It was HILARIOUS.

Kyla said...

Her cheeks! Sigh. You have one beautiful little princess there.

Magpie said...

Oh, I know that phase oh so well. The Glinda costume I bought her for Halloween was the best $15 I've ever spent.

Your M. is lovely!

flutter said...

Duuuuuuuude my brain just exploded from the CUTE.

Hetha said...

I love the pics of M, she's such a beauty. Glad to hear Kiki came through and saved your hide on this one!

meno said...

Oh that one has the charm! Look out world.

Mad Hatter said...

Yes, she IS a princess through and through. From what I understand, Princess is the first stop on the long weary road to Amazon.

liv said...

What Mad said. Precisely.

Janet said...

She is rocking the princess look.

crazymumma said...

No princess should EVER have to change into pajamas at bedtime.

I love her I love her I love her. The joy is infectious.

Ron Davison said...

I remember the days (months?) my daughter spent dressed a a princess or in twirly skirts. Dressing up as the default. I expect one of these generations will just never grow out of this phase and as we walk around in public places it'll be like living in a Disney movie - royalty everywhere.

Defiantmuse said...

it will be interesting to see how I react when Monkey reaches this phase. My gut reaction is to drop my head into my hands and groan. But that's just *my* princess issues. I try to remind myself of that when I get the urge to start lecturing about the anti-feminist values found in most fairy tales (ah geez, I should seriously lighten up).

Defiantmuse said...

she is adorable, btw. And that smile is enough to make smile :)

The Chick said...

My neice loves the princess bit too. We boy mommies don't ever get to have the fun with this!

carrie said...

One must never underestimate the power of dress-up!

She is too cute.

Seattle Mamacita said...

What a kind gesture to help a mama out with some princess dresses ...she looks adorable.

slouching mom said...

She's enchanting.

Wayfarer Scientista said...

gorgeous little princess you have there

Family Adventure said...

What a beautiful little Princess. And such a generous bloggy friend :)

Heidi

PS: Caught your note on Jennifer's blog about your Belize plans. V. excited for you!

mamatulip said...

She is so stinkin' cute.

nengaku said...

When my boy, Peewee the Pilot, went through that phase it was a plastic bucket on his head and one black glove (I guess like Michael Jackson?). His right hand eventually shriveled up like a prune from never coming out of that glove! But he DID get over it. Meanwhile it was almost as much fun seeing people's reaction to his crazy costume as it was watching him go through it.
Peace

Amy Y said...

How sweet!!! She is a beautiful princess, indeed!

Aliki2006 said...

She is radiating complete and utter joy!

Lawyer Mama said...

She is SOOOOO adorable! Kiki rocks.

gumdropsandbubblethoughts said...

That smile is priceless and M is so gorgeous!!!

patches said...

Her smile says it all.