It’s very rare for me and Rus to celebrate anything these days, even though we have plenty to celebrate. Like so many tired parents out there the opportunity just doesn’t present itself, or it’s “not worth” the hassle of wrangling everyone. That seriously sucks! When we received good news a few days ago, I realized that I (I!) could take my family out for dinner. This, you guys, is a big why(!) I’ve been working so hard. Of why it was important for me to have a nanny and spend time away from my kids, which never made the family goals list I’ll tell you! But when I realized that, I felt so proud and like I had really made it. I could finally treat my family! So we did. We took the boys out to a teppanyaki style restaurant (which Oliver loved!), and of course, I had to get just a little dressed up.
For the most part, I don’t wear heels when I have the boys. I could handle it with one *maybe* two, but all three? Um, no. Unless it’s a wedding then the rules change but otherwise, yea no. So it’s important for me to find a way to incorporate a skirt and cute top with the casualness that comes with being a mom. Sometimes I rely on my wedges for a bit of height, but this time I really felt like the lace ups gave this whole outfit a new approach. I felt put together without feeling like I was trying so hard, and more importantly, like I could handle anything my kids threw at me… literally. The bonus was being able to just enjoy the entire dinner with my family. I can’t wait to have more of these fun outings with them, but most importantly include them in our celebrations from now on. :) Happy Friday friends!