Julia Styles

07 November 2013

sweater - Old Navy from Caroline
shirt - Kangaroo Kids
jegs - OshKosh c/o Kohl's
shoes - Gap from Piper
purse - c/o J.Crew
hair bow - c/o Tew Little Loves

Let's cut straight to some conversations with little J ...

On Halloween ...
Julia: trick-or-treat!!
Man at door: do you have a joke for me? (this is a St. Louis thing .... ?)
Julia: Yes, my name is Julia Patton Grace and I'm a ballerina.

A few days after Halloween ...
Julia: How about I have some candy for lunch?
Grace: How about no.
Julia: How about I just told Santa to put you on the naughty list?

While Sebastian was throwing a tantrum ...
Julia: Just act normal, stub-bastian
Sebastian: no.

Every single day while I put her down for a nap in the afternoon in broad daylight ...
Julia: Be sure to leave the bathroom light on, you know I'm scared of the dark.
Grace: Yep.

Feeling her hair after I braided it this morning ...
Julia: This feels muh-diculous!
Grace: What?
Julia: My hair is broken.

In Target while she was on foot she wandered down an aisle before I noticed and I panicked for seven long seconds before she finally came bounding out holding a bottle of white wine ...
Julia: You want some of your juice, Mom??
Grace: Yes.

One night when it was very much past the kids bedtime ...
Grace: Do you know what time it is, guys?
Julia: Yes I do. It's tired-o-clock.

During an unfortunate tangle with her tights in the bathroom that resulted in a bit of an accident ...
Julia: Ahhhhhh - my knee is peeing!!
Grace: that's okay we'll just clean it up.
Julia: well, I guess this just means I'm not potty trained anymore.

Talking to Sebastian ...
Julia: And this is how you walk on your titty toes, Bash!
Grace: I think you mean tippy toes.
Julia: That's what I said ...

 ... my titty toes.


and we can't forget Sebastian who was begging to be captured on camera saying, "cheese!!" over and over and over and over and over and over while perched on a stage of his own while I gave too much attention to the starlet ...



But someone got the last word anyway, "please take a picture of me doing a ta-da!!!!"


done.

61 comments:

  1. I laughed. Out loud. At my desk. At work. Would you like some of your juice?

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  2. The Halloween jokes are a St. Louis thing, but originally a Des Moines, Iowa thing. I lived there for a few years as a kid and love that I live somewhere else that does it now. For your reading enjoyment: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/10/31/141861829/halloween-is-more-funny-than-scary-in-st-louis

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  3. Hahaha do you threaten her with Santa's naughty list often?! That little lady of yours is both stylish and funny!

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  4. I wish I dressed as good as Julia.

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  5. Those pink socks in the leopard print shoes are hilarious. And the naughty list? And the juice? I know I say this EVERY.TIME. But I seriously love that girl! I don't know how you make it through the day with her without laughing hysterically every moment.

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  6. Your kids are the best ever. Seriously, precious!

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  7. Best Julia Styles/Says yet! What a funny little girl.

    And Texas-sized congratulations on your new bambina(o)!!

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  8. so cute. alright lady, great photos -care to share some camera/iso/fstop data? sorry, I am a nerd!

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  9. I love this, my favorie being "tired-o-clock"

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  10. She's so stinking adorable. And obviously has her mother's sense of humor. And you've got serious talent with the braiding. I need a tutorial I think.

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  11. Wow you can french braid her hair now!! That's awesome. Loving the little stylistas fashion sense...'Ta Da!! She is queen of the fashion world!!

    Bash's smile is awesomesauce!!

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  12. Tittering over titty toes! Okay, really over all of them.

    And oh boy, I can't wait to French braid a daughter's hair someday! You're making me have baby fever at less than two weeks postpartum.

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  13. I nearly peed myself reading the 'my knee just peed' bit. Absolutely hilarious!
    Priceless Grace. Just priceless!

    Geri
    thesweetlittle.com

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  14. Love it. Titty toes. Your family is awesome! XO

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  15. Too stinkin' cute. :) ...is that a tractor she's holding towards the end? ;)

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  16. She's SOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!!! And Sebastian too of course ;) He looks like a little old man in that pic, thinking under a tree... You have a beautiful family Grace!

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  17. You've got some skills french braiding that fine hair!

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  18. Broken hair. That one really got me. So funny.

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  19. Growing up in mid MO my Mom always made sure we were armed with 2 - 3 good trick-or-treat jokes before we headed out for Halloween. So now when all the kids show up and just want candy I'm kinda sad about it and almost tell them they must "trick" before "treat"...but that would make me a mean 'ol lady so I just cave in and give them what they want.

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  20. THE NAUGHTY LIST. She is the best kind of sassy.

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  21. Normally I pick out one or two of my favorites but not this time... today they were all pure gold. Goodness, I hope I have a daughter just as hilarious as her someday!

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  22. oh my....that girl is something else!! Her and my little one could have quite the conversation! Love these...

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  23. I'm dying over here! What a riot!! She's adorable!

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  24. Hey Miss Gracie, this is Paul's Pauline's mom here...a couple weeks late...as with everything... Thank you for the pictures! I get a great kick out of your blog and would like to repeat what a few million people probably keep bugging you with: these are the toughest and bestest years! Keep having those babies! You all make the world a better place! Blessings, Beatrice

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  25. That Sebastian has a great smile! And, yeah, I'm guessing your "juice" was extra welcome that day :)

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  26. Julia makes me laugh, just like her Mom does...she's a chip off the old block, isn't she!

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  27. I laughed so hard!!! Julia is huuuuularious!!!!

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  28. I love it! I wish I had a place to capture all the funny things my kids did. So glad you will have this blog to look back at.

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  29. Fantastic juice comment. My 3.5 yr old won't be fooled for juice for beer and wine and I am so afraid she is going to ask one of her teachers at preschool if they are drinking a beer, as they open a soda - oh and she goes to a Southern Baptist preschool so then I would be totally mortified.

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  30. Julia is my hero and I HAVE that outfit! I can't rock the jeggings like she does but I'm gonna give it a shot. It will have to be tomorrow though because I don't feel like getting out of my warm fuzzies tonight.

    My kids would embarrass me in the wine section by announcing the exact wine I preferred, "mommy are you out of k-j chardonnay?". Make it two bottles kids.

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  31. Julia's ensemble is truly inspiring my outfit for bar hopping tonight. Juice & all!!! Can she meet me around 9? I think she would be a solid wing woman!

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  32. Dude, we all love Julia, don't we?

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  33. HUUUUUUUUUGE LAUGH-OUT-LOUD to "you want some of your juice, mommy?"

    I freaking LOVE Julia. I hope to grow up to be as cool as her some day.

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  34. she is a hoot! love that close up of Bash...he is just too handsome!

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  35. i'm sitting here and had to read the first one to my husband. then i read the second and had to share. needless to say I read him everyone. not quite sure he was amused as i was but he did laugh a few times :)

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  36. Oh my goodness... those braids, adorable! And Basher... what a ham :)
    Miriam says her fingers are broken when her nail polish wears off. Makes me giggle. Hope Miss J's broken hair repairs :)

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  37. I just picture Julia jumping ALL DAY LOOOOOOONG.

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  38. Great photos! I love doing this-you have some photogenic kids so darling! still theo photos are my favorite! He is the cutest ever! :)

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  39. Girl, you are funny! I had a wreck of a day (week?) and cracking up over these quotes was just what I needed! Congrats on #4 and hooray for your bloggery!

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  40. This is probably my favorite post of the day! So many laughs. Oh, how kids crack me up.

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  41. Oh I needed this today. She is the best. Piper wants to invite her to her ice skating birthday party, can she come?

    And... YOUR TARGET SELLS BOOZE??

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  42. Julia: How about I have some candy for lunch?
    Grace: How about no.
    Julia: How about I just told Santa to put you on the naughty list?

    SO GOOD.

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  43. Love the title. Love the braids. Laughed at titty toes! Ha, that girl is hilarious.

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  44. Love them!! This one was the best!

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  45. I'm glad someone else knows about the Halloween jokes! We did that in Iowa, too. I now live in DC and asked a girl I babysit about her joke, and she looked at me like I had two heads!

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  46. She is so dang cute! I want one!

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  47. I didn't realize she was so tight with Santa! I better be on my best behavior.

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  48. hahahaha yes, more "juice" please.

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  49. Hahaha! They are so cute. "Ta-da!!" My husband grew up in a town (in Iowa) where they do the joke thing on Halloween. He goes on and on about how Halloween where we live currently (in Wisconsin) is missing the whole point of the holiday and how kids here have it too easy and how it's just wrong that they don't have to tell jokes... Weird.

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  50. Ummm, I want Julia's wardrobe in my size

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  51. I'm so happy you document these tiny special moments. What little bundles of joy!

    xx
    Here&Now

    Enter vote my current giveaway!

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  52. Love how she dresses! Also her hair is so cute! Wish I knew how to braid like that.

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  53. Oh I miss the juice haha

    Some creepy guy made us sing a song, dance, or tell a joke before we got our candy- and then we just got a crummy popcorn ball. That was Pennsylvania but maybe he was from STL? Haha

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  54. what would it take to let you babysit your children? i think it'd be good practice for this little babe coming in February ;) Seriously, I would happily take them off your hands anytime!

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  55. (this is going to sound so rambly. Sorry. Sort of.)
    I love your blog so much (like thousands of other people...). I esp love your approach to having kids. I have 2 and desperately want to be so open to life, but Husband is hesitant. Not being open makes no sense to me because we have a wonderful marriage, 2 amazing kids, life is pretty great, and so why the hell would I want to put a cap on all that? It just feels so wrong to avoid pregnancies because what? Money? (we do ok!) Time? (it all settles down eventually!) Sleep? (again, it settles down!) My youngest is 2, and when I look at these boys' faces it just makes absolutely no sense to me to not be open to more of this awesomeness. And the whole gift-ness that is kids has hit me square between the eyes since having them. So, since you are my idol (in a not at all creepy way, I swear!) want to write a post about getting on the same page within a marriage? In every other way, my husband and I are totally in sync and most def on the same page. But I can't be a bulldozer on this! Ahhhhh..... hey, I told you it would be rambly. Thanks for reading and considering!

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  56. It's rare to read a 'parenting' blog that is so damn funny. Laughed out loud several times at this. Brilliant.

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