Wednesday, 19 December 2012

What I Wore Wednesday: Nativity, London & Santa Oh My!

Where has the year gone??!?! I made a folder for work called "Week 51" on Monday--how are there only two weeks left n the year? It's all flown by so fast and I know I'll blink and Christmas will be here.

On Friday Blondie Boy had his first Nativity Play at school; I wasn't sure what it was going to be like but it was just kids dressed up singing Christmas songs so my "separation of church and state" issues didn't really matter. Blondie Boy was a shepherd.



For the past two weeks he's been singing songs to me in the car and it's been super cute. He knew all the words and sang in tune so I was looking forward to seeing him perform with all his friends. This is what he did for the entire show:



Yup. He was happy, well behaved and cute but he didn't sing. He just stuck his tongue out. Stuck it straight out, to the left, to the right--anyway you can stick your tongue out he did it. He's obviously the next superstar.To be fair to him there are many stories of myself at age 3 showing my Mom and Dad my ballet recital routine over and over and when the actual recital came I stood there with my fingers in my mouth. I got over my stage fright so I'm sure he will too. Here he is actually singing Rudolph though just so you know he can actually do it.



I love that he says "very nice shiny nose" and "like toothpaste." I have no idea why we said that for the history part growing up but I promise you we did even though NotBlondeHusband hates it because toothpaste can't be of a historical nature--whatever it's funny.

As soon as the play was over we had to high tail it home to grab our suitcases and head to the airport and visit NBH's sister for the weekend. Blondie Boy was super excited to visit London (he's only flown through before) and see his Auntie Katie.  We went to the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park but most exciting we accidentally came across Santa at the South Bank Christmas Market!



Now tell me that's not Santa! Santa was very lovely and Blondie Boy was pretty star struck but managed to count out on his fingers for Santa which cars he wanted. Now if you don't believe explain this--after telling Santa what he wanted NBH and I found said cars that we've been searching for for months at Tesco in Clapham. I believe!

We had a great weekend and we've come back and it's still go, go, go! My outfit this week is from Monday. I was chairing a fundraising meeting for Glasgow Women's Aid and then went to get my eyebrows done. My salon is in the centre of town so I got to walk through George Square and the Christmas lights to get from my car to the salon.





Purple and Grey Striped Zipper Dress-LOFT outlet
Purple Quilted Vest-GAP outlet
Skinny Jeans-Old Navy
Black Boots-Sketchers
Grey Knit Newsboy hat-Adidas outlet

The sun goes down around 3:30pm now and once it's down you need a hat on! I liked this zipper details on sides of the bottom of this dress but the dress itself is pretty shapeless so I have to wear the vest over the top.  Also it is freaking freezing and you need a coat--to be honest I should have worn a full coat but I love my vest! I'm not sure if maybe a belt would help the dress? I'm a bit scared of belts if I'm honest. The dress is basically sort of sack of potato like around the middle if you know what I mean!

So we're 6 sleeps until Christmas and we don't even have a tree yet since things have been so hectic! If you celebrate Christmas are you ready?

Also I feel I need to say that I don't feel it is my place to say anything about the horrible events last Friday; I'm very clear in my own thoughts on gun control and the 2nd amendment even more so than ever after such a horrible tragedy. I urge you all to please sign this WhiteHouse.gov petition for legislation on gun control in the USA.


57 comments:

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

That's so fun that you ran into Santa! I love your outfit as usual, I'm loving stripes lately!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

I wish my son's school did a nativity play. Thats cool.

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

He looks so cute! I just love kids Christmas pageants, spent the last two nights watching my 3 oldest perform.

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

OMG Blondie Boy is so adorable and what an awesome pic with Santa.

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Your little blonde shepherd is such a cutie! Hope we meet Santa Claus soon as well. Happy Holidays to you and your lovely family.

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Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Lil guy is such a CUTE lil shepherd...enjoy the holidays!
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Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

I styled a puffer vest this week too! Vest + stripes + leggings made the perfect outfit!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

oh my goodness, cutest shepherd ever!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

I still love that puffy vest. I've had my tree up for a few weeks, but it wasn't without drama. I had a 3 hour window that was my only free time on the weekend this month. You can imagine that the Scot LOVED the ush to get the Christmas tree up at 8 am on a Saturday.
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Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

My favorite event of the year is my daughter's Christmas program--the chaos and unexpectedness of it all is so entertaining. And that vest again! Ahhhh.

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Oh my goodness, his cute little voice!! LOVE it! ♥

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Three things I love from this post: 1. You adorable son! My first Christmas recital, I got the giggles! (Sigh) 2. I smiled at your use of "6 sleeps," which reminded me of a friend from Canada -- whose mother is from Scotland -- who also uses this phrase! 3. And your shout-out and link to sign the petition for legislation on gun control. Thank you.

Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style, http://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Aw, Blondie Boy is adorable! Sounds like you guys already have a good start on the holidays. :)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

LOL! like toothpaste!

Bisous
Suzanne

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

That pic with Santa is SOOOO cute!! Love :)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Wow - he is adorable and the pic with Santa is great! Have the happiest of holidays and God Bless you and the family!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

You're both looking utterly gorgeous - shepherd is always a good look ;)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Your boy is the cutest shepherd I have ever seen.

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

i believe!! what a great coincidence! glad you found the cars he wanted. And dont you look lovely and snuggly! I love how you always look so happy and smiley in your photos!!xx

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Last nativity for my eldest!! Argh! Where did that go?!?! He looks so cute with his tongue sticking out!! X

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

I know how you feel each time your son sings for you because my daughter would sing christmas songs lately and I never taught her any. But it's cute and I love listening to her. Love your hat too...for some reason I thought it was like a jockey hat. :)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

We have tree closet were our fake tree lives decorated all year...we are bringing it down tonight....

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

He's such a sweetheart, your little man!! And that has to be the best Santa EVER!! XX

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Such a cutie pie! My little guy did the same thing (he was a shepherd too) and sat in his seat and never sang a word. ;) Too funny.
Love your striped dress!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

cute santa pic! love your hat too

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Love that hat on you! I put the link up badge in my sidebar!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

What a cute little shepherd! London at Christmas looks fun! I don't make a bit deal of decorating for the holidays but I love getting together with friends and family. Have a great one!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

he is such a little cutie!!! :D

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Your little guy is so cute!! Really liked the Santa too!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

The markets are definitely WAY bigger and WAY better than in Glasgow!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Aw thank you! Grabbed it for £10 at the outlets lol.

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Thanks !

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Maybe they were keeping quiet so they didn't scare the sheep :)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

I know right? He was so nice and jolly as well. Proper amazing Santa!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Lol a tree closet---love it!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Lol nope just a $10 one I grabbed at the Adidas outlet :)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

He was an expert tongue sticker outer :-p

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Aw thanks Rachel. I couldn't believe we found them in a friggin Tesco Metro!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Aww thanks Margaret :)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Thanks Jax x

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

He was so star struck!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Isn't it an awesome Santa?

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

I know it's so random lol.

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

So far so good!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

The "6 sleeps" thing is something I've definitely picked up here! I'm extremely anti-gun and things need to change back home. Enough is enough.

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

I think he's a cute singer but I'm biased :)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

I know I'm kinda obsessed with the vest!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

We STILL don't have one. I'm currently trying to see if anywhere in Glasgow still has any. I feel like in the US there'd still be tons!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Aw thanks Marissa :)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Yours was super cute!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Thanks :)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

Thanks for linking up!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

It was the best Santa EVER!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

This was my first time! I was impressed there was no crying :)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

It was more nativity costumes than play but hey ho :)

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

I know! Our normal Santa place wasn't open this year so I'm so glad we saw an awesome Santa randomly!

Ryan Wenstrup-Moore said...

What a cutie! And you look terrific! Casual and Comfy