I had the most interesting day yesterday!
It was my turn to wake up with the little kid, and imagine my delight when I opened my eyes at 8:10am. Oh how I smirked that this never happens to poor Mr. Ashley. I push open little kid's bedroom door and see his sweet smiling face. As I walk across the room to pick him up, I see some roundish brown things on the carpet...Wh-what the heck is that?
is that poop?....
I glance around confused. What is that smeared all over the crib? on the blanket? on the sheet? that wretched stench? Just what in the hell is going on here?
Yeah, you probably guessed it. That extra 2 hours of sleep was hard earned, because the little kid spent that time fingerpainting with poop (dear Jesus) and now I was the one that was going to have to clean it all up. Litle kid was freaking DELIGHTED with himself. All grins and giggles, even (especially?) at my raised voice and obvious disgust.
As I was jamming soiled crib bedding into the washing machine, I felt what could only be cat litter pelting my legs and raining down on my feet. Little kid had crawled in there after me and was digging in the litterbox and chucking handfuls of it at me.
Not a good start...not at all. However, I was leaving the house to go do wedding planning stuff with Catfish, so I was looking forward to that. Otherwise, my morning seriously sucked.
Remember how the other day I was asking where my fairy godmother was? Well my shoe fairy godmother is present and accounted for. Moments after I pulled up, Katy opened the trunk of her VW Beetle convertible and starts pulling out boxes and boxes of shoes. She's a shoe designer and for whatever reason they always have all of these shoes to get rid of and they're all size 6! I AM A SIZE SIX! So she gave me like 5 or 6 pairs of really cute heels! I'm still so excited about it. I feel shoe rich!
So we hopped in her car and headed over to the florist. It was a lot of fun picking everything out, but it was so much to think about! I don't really remember the details except that it's all going to look fanfreakintabulous. Orange and purple calla lilies, peacock feathers, orchids, St. James somethings, pin cushion flower thingys, palm leaf like things, goldfish, tall grass, bamboo stakes with white ribbons...it's seriously going to be beautiful.
Then we went to the cake tasting! It was so yummy to eat cake and chocolate ganache and strawberries while looking at pictures of gorgeous cakes. Her cake is going to be navy blue, a funky shape and with a peacock inspired design to it. The baker is going to use her mom's carrot cake recipe to make it. How cool is that?
Then we had lunch and a beer at a restaurant on the water and rushed to the dress fitting appointment. She tried on her dress and we chatted while the seamstress made her alterations. Her dress is beautiful. A whisper of a thing. You know how when you see famous people with awesome bodies and you think "Well, real people just don't look like that..."? Well, Katy does. Her dress is ivory and sheath-like and has an open back with a criss-crossed sort of sash. It's very Grecian goddess like.
She also tried on some feather and flower hair clips that were really elegant AND she's finally gotten her act together with wedding shoes...She had $900 worth of shoes to try on and that was only 3 pairs. LOL. I think she narrowed it down though.
So all in all, we made great progress! It is so fun to have a mental image of the wedding now. It's also so special to be able to do all of this with her. We've been bestfriends since we met in preschool. While I planned my wedding, she was cruising around the world on some boat and we talked about wedding plans via email. She was my Maid of Honor and I am her Matron of Honor. It's all just so cool.
Afterwards we went to a nearby bar that our friend owns and had a Black and Tan (or 3) and talked about our friends and some of the horrors of motherhood (I tell her like it is). We started our day at 11:00am and I got home after 8pm! The little kid was already in bed, the Big Kid was on his way there and Mr. Ashley had cleaned up the house.
A good day indeed!