Before I begin this post, I wanted to tell you the story of Rex's behavior at dinner in North Carolina that I mentioned in this post. HeidiG., Rosa, Summerilla, and others really wanted to read our tale of a two-year old, so here goes:
We love Owen's restaurant in Nags Head, NC. It is such a yummy treat for us whenever we head to the Outer Banks. Every time we head there, we eat there. And this has never been a challenge for us, even with the two little ones, so we forged on ahead. Then we arrived. And then we had a twenty-minute wait that became a ten-minute wait, and of course, Mr. Dina had taken Rex to the other end of the world on a walk, and I couldn't find him so we could get seated. By the time we had located each other, I was irate and antsy, and I guess Rex really likes to emulate his parents' bad behavior, and he, upon being seated, became a HOLY TERROR. He wouldn't sit still, he kept saying "no" really loudly, he kept attempting to seriously maim his little sister...AGH. At one point, another kid in the restaurant screamed REALLY LOUDLY (only consolation that night was knowing that we were not alone), and guess who decided it would be SO funny to do the same thing??? Then, and later we found out why this happened, the two tables beside us were moved to other parts of the restaurant...which, and this is purely because I am all proper, I was so upset by...I, Miss Priss, had caused others so much angst that they moved!!! Well, it turns out that the waitress moved them because she didn't want us to feel uncomfortable the whole evening. She has been in our shoes and didn't want OUR dinner ruined by people shooting us awful looks. I just wish she had told us when she was doing it rather than later, but whatever, I guess knowing the reasoning makes it a bit better.
Rex DID eventually calm down, and actually enjoyed the meal. But by that point, I was very frazzled. Good thing Owen's has a fantastic wine menu. :) (By the way, Owen's really is a family restaurant, and is really gifted at making seafood dishes, so if you all are ever down that way, and you have kids, check it out...)
You all ready for another night that Rex got his grubby little hands all over (literally)?
Here is the polyvore of TWO outfits that was only supposed to have one outfit. All of you parents out there must know exactly what happened...
A neighbor of ours had a "Hispanic Heritage" Party at her house, and since it was so pretty outside (best weather day, hands down, in the DC region all year), I wanted to wear something comfy, cozy, and lightweight. Plus, it had to be able to wear well to two events, the party and the DC United soccer game we were headed to later that night...
I had not yet worn the tiered silk cami, and really wanted to wear it, because it was one of my pre-orders...so I pulled it out. On its own it was okay with the khaki cocktail capris, but I really wanted to punch the outfit up a bit. So I put it with the cashmere argyle vest that I bought last spring and also had yet to wear. Top it all off with the brilliant, and very pretty, constellation locket, and there you have it, an outfit for two events.
Then the party happened. Rex loved being there, but his little eyes kept spying the cake. "Oooh, cake, momma, cake!" Eventually, and this was only after he had some of the yummy homemade tamales, we gave in, and got him a big piece of cake. Man, was he ever happy.
And then, and this is why I always have a drink or two on hand, Rex got on a chair, stood up, and then promptly fell forward onto this woman's driveway. And because Rex cannot do anything without it being dramatic (he is so going to have his own version of a dramatic diary when he gets older), WAILS so loudly I believe people in Reston, VA (other side of the county from us) can hear him. Grabbing my baby boy (it is amazing how fast a mom can move when their little birds are hurt) and snuggling him to my chest, I try to calm him down. It works, he is fine, I make some quip about "it really isn't a party until someone falls off of something...haha," and then I see the damage. Rex's cake covered hands have left chocolate icing all over my locket and my tiered cami.
To which I took a HUGE guzzle of Corona beer, walked over to the ice chest full of waters, and basically threw 10 ounces of Aquafina all over my blouse. Right now, my lovely blouse is hanging in my room waiting for the dry cleaner. Good thing about pretending the Aquafina was my own personal water ride at Disneyland? There are hardly any noticeable stains. Phew.
But I had to change...and because I was pressed for time, and because I also had never worn this sweater, I changed into this...
Yep, a dotted Boden Cardigan. I love this cardigan, love the grosgrain detail at the button placket, love the fit, love the pattern, etc. And it had the bonus of going with my pants (real hard there with khaki...heehee). The DC United fans must have been knocked over with this outfit (syke). :)
So there you go...a night with two outfits. :)
There is more to come, you all. BTW, I have commented back on many posts from this past week or two...so check them out if you have left a comment recently!