4.06.2009

Pleasant picnic


I got lipstick in the tube! I was concerned the size of the tube would be too small for the modern lipstick, but it turned out just right. Cleaning out the slightly dry and sticky lipstick was a task I shall approach differently next time, it got everywhere and I had to scrub my hands clean multiple times. Makeup was definitely more like a face painter back in the day, not something to "Naturally enhance your features". Hehe. I opened my suitcase of spring dresses this morning, and it felt like a petticoat day. Pink nonetheless. This is I think the only circle skirt dress I have (I think...) and despite it being faded, stained, and have an uneven hem, I get more compliments on it than any outfit. Actually this is the first time I've worn this petticoat, and I really like the effect of such and unexpected color in a neutral colored outfit.

It was such a nice day again my mother had the wonderful idea of having a picnic in a nearby park, since she made the most yummy pasta salad. Sam and I met my mother, grandma, aunt, brother, three cousins and nephew, so were were quite a silly bunch. There was a small wedding going on nearby, which was nice to see on such a beautiful day.

We played soccer and hide and seek, and my nephew tried to show my cousin how to swim. She was not interested. Most of the wishes had already bloomed into yellow flowers, but we did find a few which were of course fought over by the children. But in the end there were enough wishes for everyone ;)

15 comments:

Atomic Mama said...

i was parking today, and some lady would not let me park she pulled right up to my car.
and I saw you and sam walking down the street.
and I wanted to park so I could say. YOU LOOK ADORABLE in that dress!
for sure!

Solanah said...

haha, thats sweet ;)

Kendra said...

Where did you get that dress? It looks really familiar. Maybe I've just seen it before. Irene loves it. LOVES IT. I would worry she'll come and steal it.

Solanah said...

buffalo exchange, years ago. $10. I'll keep an eye out for a rogue Irene.

Frances Baker said...

You look so lovely! The petticoat is so cute poking out there!

Roslyn Joyce said...

Lovely pics !!

hasoon said...

The dress is a good dress, but mostly I covet your gloves. I do SO enjoy those crochet gloves!

bungalowbliss said...

Great post. It made me smile!

The dress is more fabulous than I can put into words.

Light & Shadow said...

I love that dress! Didn't you wear it for a photo shoot? It looks like you all had a delightful time at the park! I love all of the photos! I especially like the one with the handsome man in the fantastic hat, eating pasta salad!

kim* said...

you are too fancy for words :)

Vanessa said...

Wow! What a dress! Gorgeous!

Lauren said...

That dress is adorable and I love the lipstick tube! Fun!

Rachel said...

ah! that dress! i die.

Anna said...

That is one seriously fabulous dress.

I'm loving your site.

Annie S said...

What a lovely dress!! And what a lovely blog, I will definitely stop by again! :)