I decided to raid Jenny’s phone this morning while she was sleeping for pictures to include in today’s post. She’s had her phone for about a month now, and captured some pretty exciting times.
This first collage includes pictures from the first couple days she had her phone: a silly picture of Reagan, a yawning Brinky, her dog, and a dark self-portrait.
The next week she headed out of town to stay with her Aunt Charlotte. Clearly they had a lot of fun times, involving all the jewelry and hair accessories of the world, and a little makeup.
But don’t they look like they had tons of fun? I brightened up this picture some because it was so dark I could barely see them.
Next up was the trip they took to my brother-in-law’s wedding over the weekend. I love this picture of Reagan the happy traveler for some reason.
And she got several from the wedding. I’m only including a couple highlights here:
The beautiful happy couple, Reagan looking down at the beautiful scenery, and a cute picture of Reagan with a very skinny Aunt Nicole.
I think it’s clear from Jenny’s phone pictures that she’s had a fun month, don’t you? (I should probably tell her I stole these and posted them.)
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Jenny turned 11 on Wednesday. And her main gift from us (besides the fun party tomorrow night with her friends) was her first cell phone. Now I know that when she asked us to give her a phone about 6 months ago, I said no because I didn’t think it was necessary yet, and I’d always said she wouldn’t get one before she turned 11 and was ready to head to middle school. I gave it a lot of thought over the last month and decided she’s ready. She seems mature enough and she understands the rules she’s been given. And if she breaks them? The phone will be taken away. Plus now I have perks like being able to call her when she’s downstairs and I’m upstairs and we don’t want to wake up the baby by yelling. We all win.
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Jenny’s a very fashionable girl, and she’s always interested in new clothes and defining her own style. I went out on a limb and got her a couple outfits that weren’t on her Justice wishlist for her birthday (and gave them to her a few days early when she found the Old Navy bag in my car), so we thought it would be fun to share a couple pictures of her in the new outfits that I picked out for her and her thoughts about them.
What I like about this is that both the shirt and skirt are very soft, so it’s very comfortable and stylish.
The reason I said this is a style for me is because I’ve been into skirts lately and tucking the shirts into them. Also, ever since I got my phone yesterday, this is all I’ve been doing. So if you ever see me in any outfit, this is probably what I will look like. With my phone.
This outfit all goes together. It looks very formal, besides the flip flops, but they’re very nice flip flops. And they do match the tank top. That’s how it all goes together. I like this outfit. The only difference between this one and the other one is that the sweater’s buttoned, so it’s a very different style.
I don’t like this outfit this way, but it’s kind of funny that it can be a very cute outfit or by the fact that the tank top is so long it can go down over the skirt and make it look like one of those ugly dresses that you would see one of the stepsisters in Cinderella wearing, and I’m taking this from experience because it’s just like the dresses in one of the Another Cinderella Story movies. That’s why I don’t like this outfit this way.
Some other clothes that are my style are from Justice.
I like this because I’ve been into skirts recently, and I like there to be a band in the middle separating it from the shirt, so that’s why I like this skirt. And it’s a pretty color.
I like this one because it’d be cool to wear when it’s really hot because you won’t get as hot and it’s cute.
I like this one because I like ruffles, so it’s cute. And it’s a tank top, and I like tank tops.
I like this because it would go well with a bunch of stuff and it’d be comfortable.
I like this because it’s cute and I like two-pieces.
I like this because it’s bright, colorful, and it stands out.
So, in summary, I’d say she likes cute clothes.
Linking up for #iPPP since those first few pictures were taken with my phone.
Last week, Jenny heard me and Lee talking about potentially getting rid of the monthly service for his cell phone and just getting him a prepaid phone instead. He honestly never uses the phone and would only use it if his car broke down or he was in a wreck. And he only drives once a week at the most. So it’s pointless to pay for it, right? That all makes sense, so that’s what we’re going to do. It’s always good to save money, right? But Jenny had other plans. She brought us this note:
I know you can’t read it, so I’ll type it out for you:
Dear Mom and Dad,
I am responsible enough for a phone, and you can trust me with a phone. Please. We are already paying for it for daddy to use it. I will use it responsibly and not call too late at night.
P.S. I am talking about daddy’s old phone.
She followed it up with further pitches about how much she
needs wants a phone. All of her other friends have one. I asked her to name friends who have one since I can’t think of one of her friends’ parents who’s mentioned giving them a phone at the age of 10 in 5th grade. She named several random acquaintances who aren’t even really her friends. We also asked her what exactly she wants to do with a cell phone that she can’t do with her iPod Touch or our regular phone. The answer was mostly that she could text. She stomped off, angry with us for not giving into her.
She came back with this:
She’s really pulled out all the stops now. What kind of mean parent would still say no? Answer: Me. We decided years ago that there’s no reason for her to have a phone before the age of 11 and middle school at the earliest. She just doesn’t need a phone at this point in life. And I’m stubborn enough to not go back on that decision now. And really there’s no reason to.
I did make the kind offer of allowing her to put a texting app on her iPod Touch, which would basically give her the ability to text, for free, with all of her friends, when she’s on a wireless network. She generally doesn’t take her iPod Touch out of the house anyway, and certainly can’t have it at school. Of course, to her, this sounded like the stupidest offer ever. She knew it wouldn’t work and claimed she’d tried it before. But I went through with it anyway. (And if your child has an iPod Touch and you weren’t aware of the Text Plus app that allows them to text for free, it is very cool.) And I have to say, she may not be as happy as she drew herself in this picture, but she’s very excited that she can now text.
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I’m running a little late with today’s post, and a lot of other things in life, really, because it’s been a busy week. But the exciting news here is that I got a new phone last week (still not an iPhone) and it takes much better pictures. Which isn’t hard since my old one took generally sucky blurry ones. So here are a few from the first week with the new phone.
First, my birthday girl in the new shirt Uncle Mario sent her for her birthday. Her current obsession is penguins, so a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey shirt was perfect for her, particularly with her name and the number 8 (for her 8th birthday) on the back. She was excited enough to wear it to school on her birthday last Friday.
(also featuring the birthday french braid she requested)
Now moving on to other pictures from the week. First up, Jenny and Brinky hanging out. Don’t they look comfortable?
Not as comfortable as this sweet baby relaxing with his dog:
Brinky may have enjoyed his last sink bath because he’s entirely too big for it now and makes a giant splashy mess (almost 29 pounds at his 1 year checkup on Friday!):
And last, a Brinky, all up in your face. Or mine, really.
Linking up with Liz and KLZ for #iPPP.