|I didn't edit these pictures and I'm not cool with whatever Google Photos decided to do with my eye and neck areas.|
Friday morning I packed the girls' bags and took them to stay with my cousin for the evening, about an hour away from our house. After a couple of quick errands on my way back home, I started getting ready for Houston's Big Brothers Big Sisters Black Tie Ball. David's boss had sponsored a table and asked us to join as his guests.
The friend who cuts and colors my hair was out of town so I opted to do my own. It could have turned out horribly, but I scoured YouTube for some tutorials and had this updo in less than ten minutes!
I also got to bring out the eyeshadow, which I rarely wear these days. And since it was a special occasion, I stopped by CVS and picked up some NYX Butter Gloss - oh my gosh love it!! What a cheap treat! And they were BOGO 50% off so now I have double the fun. My dress is by Monique Lhuillier. I found it on Rent the Runway; when I logged in I had an automatic credit since it's my birthday month - another nice surprise!
|Can I just say how amazing it is when you have undivided attention to devote to your makeup?|
I haven't looked like this in...ohhhh...five years!
We would have loved to stay overnight at the hotel where the ball was held, but I didn't want to leave Harriet overnight in case she woke up inconsolable. We ended up getting back to my aunt and uncle's around midnight, and of course I stayed up chatting. When Hattie woke up to eat at 1:30, she and I couldn't get our sleeping back on track. She was restless being in a new place, and I could hear her moving and grunting around. Anytime I was able to doze off, she woke me up. Finally, at 6:30 David woke up and I told him to take her so I could sleep for an hour.
We headed back home early because David had to coach soccer. Georgia skipped her game because she had auditions for a ballet company's production of The Nutcracker! I was so nervous for her - she's been asking when she can be in the Nutcracker ever since she first saw it. Minimum age for extra cast is five and she is finally old enough!
Thankfully she didn't seem to be too nervous, so I wasn't worried about her not doing a great job. A couple of my girlfriends were there with their little ones, so between catching up on chatting and entertaining Hattie, the hour or so of closed auditions went quickly enough for me. I came home and completely crashed for two hours. I couldn't even stay awake to feed Hattie, I had David give her a bottle. I haven't been that exhausted since she was born!
|She didn't seem to be nervous, but this smile might be a little telling. :)|
David took Georgia out for a celebratory dinner at Outback (her choice) while I opted to stay home with some Chuy's takeout. I think I was ready for bed at 8.
|She's finally ok(ish) with staying in the nursery,|
but not ok at all with being in a car seat.