just last week suzanne posted this comment on the 100k giveaway thread
I collect scrapbooking supplies, dishes (oh how i love dishes!), books and magazines! love your photography. i have a question for you...how do you get your girls to wear all the cute things they do and do they willingly allow you to fix their hair in all those cute styles? do they ever argue with you about not wanting to wear something? (i have a 9 year old, if you couldn't guess!)i've been asked this before, and figured with MORE matchy-matchy girlie pictures, now was as good a time as any to answer. :) torrey & emma have never really been picky about what they wear. maybe because i always pick it out, and maybe because they like sleeping in and having morning decisions made for them... either way, it's never been a battle. that's not to say that i don't think my years of matchy fun are almost up. torrey is 8 1/2, and apparently 8 1/2 is the age when you start to "grow up." (that's what she's told me, anyway!) at 7 years old, emma really doesn't mind one way or the other. i'm still amazed that they've lasted this long!
besides loving how darn cute it is to have a matching set of sweeties, the girls have worn the same size clothes since emma was 18 months old. apparently she wanted to catch up to her big sister, and then stay that way. they weigh exactly the same amount, are the same height, wear the same size clothes... they are, however, a half a shoe size apart. lol. and they've been that way for almost 6 years! so buying matching clothes was kind of an easy out... you like it once, you like it twice. and darn it, if i just don't love it too. :)
as far as the hair thing, it's been pretty much the same story. they really just don't mind, but emma does especially love it. she's always trying to think of new styles to try... and then i'm trying to figure out how to make them in a way that they'll last through all day kid play. in fact, just this evening while they were doing their american girl dolls' hair, we started doing some online research of hairdos. (we made one trip to libby lu last year, and they're still mourning the store shutting down.) to make a long story longer, we were trying to see if we could find some fun do's online when i stumbled across the holy grail of little girl hairdo sites! a mom with four little girls, and a sweet little adopted boy puts together this seriously AMAZING blog! she's also got adoption info there too. anyway, the girls got really excited about the whole thing, so we've got a trip to sally's beauty supply planned for tomorrow for a new rat tail comb and some more rubberbands.
all that to say suzanne, i have no idea how i got two little girls who don't mind getting daily do's and living in 97% gymboree... but i'm soaking it up for every minute i've got it because these years are gone so fast. (and YES! it totally sounded like a 9 year old! lol!!!)
we snagged these cute little headbands at the forever 21 accessory store this afternoon on our trek.