I finally got the dress in the mail that I ordered for Jacob's office party. Remember, the black lace strapless one that I got for a great deal?
Jacob's office sent out an email asking people to buy Christmas presents for local kids in need, and we ended up picking an 8 year old girl. Originally I picked her because I thought it would be easy. She's young, and there are lots of great gifts for young girls (I thought). In her information, she listed her sizes for tops, jeans, and shoes, and asked for "fun things." When I got to the store today and started shopping for her, I was hit with the realization that I had no idea what to buy. I had planned on buying Barbies, but then I couldn't remember what age I thought I was too cool to get those (if it was acceptable, I would totally still ask for them). The only frame of reference I had was my sister's 6 year old stepdaughter, Reagan (she's 6, right Hil?), and I have never seen a Barbie in her room. Reagan doesn't dress like a cutesy, Osk-Kosh kinda girl, either, so then I was like, if Reagan's six and is too cool for Barbies, what the heck will this girl like?! I must have spent 45 minutes walking up and down the aisles at Walmart. Ultimately I ended up getting her a jewelry thing, some shoes, and then a shirt and jeans from Herbergers. While walking through the kids clothes at Herbergers, I stumbled across some extremely adorable baby clothes. Let's just say my baby fever spiked, because I was SO tempted to buy some of this stuff. But I knew if I bought clothes for a little girl, I would never have one, so I resisted the temptation. But look how cute!