Julia Styles

30 July 2014


denim + top: thredUP
Hello Kitty Mocs: c/o Minnetonka


After she was stung by a bee (and shockingly not hysterical about it) and explaining the entire thing to Simon ...
Julia: well! there was a bee that thought my shoulder was honey
Simon: 
Julia: but it was actually just my shoulder! (laughs and laughs and laughs)

At Target in the food area ... as we walk past the Lunchables ...
Julia: look Grace! it's your favorite recipe


Asking Simon to read the book, Chrysanthemum ...
Julia: you want to read Abraham to us? Please?

After she discovered that Sebastian was awake after his nap and her long notnap ...
Julia: Bash!! old buddy, old pal!
Bash:
Julia: life was so boring just with Grace
Bash: yeah


Every single day after she walks upstairs for her nap she always  walks back down about five minutes later ...
Grace: what's going on?
Julia: well ...
Grace:
Julia: I lost my (nonexistent) phone so I was just thinking ...
Grace:
Julia: that I could just borrow yours maybe? just while I sleep?

After I asked if I could trim her hair this morning ...
Julia: sure, that's fine.
Grace: okay thanks
Julia: just please DON'T make it look like your hair, okay?

While the kids were drinking smoothies ...
Julia: can you scoot your bonbon over so I can sit next to you on your chair, Bash?


I said I would make cookies after I unloaded the dishwasher and so she took the chore upon herself in order to speed up the confection process ...
Julia: (holding a plate) you're a heavy one, aren't ya?
Plate: 

When I was having a not very stellar day sometime during night float:
Julia: oh, Grace!
Grace:
Julia: it's a beautiful day to not be sad!
Grace: you're right
Julia: it's a beautiful day to be just happy!

Watching a motorized wheelchair whiz by us at Costco ...
Julia: well, that's an interesting motorcycle.

In a fight with Sebastian over a toy ostrich ...
Julia: give me back that swan!!!!!!


55 comments:

  1. I love her moccasins! So much more than the moccasins all the bloggers are pedaling these days. (my apologies if you've pedaled the moccasins I'm referring to) ;)

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    1. hhaha. we've only ever worn Minnetonka .... hope those are okay :)

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  2. She is such a ham! The "Julia Styles" just keep getting better and better. And there is not a picture of her mid-air that I don't love. Day made!

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  3. I just had your favorite recipe for lunch. And I'm 33. And my only child is 7 months old. Yep, buy them for myself.

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  4. Love her, as always. And love any books by Kevin Henke. Chrysanthemum and Lily's Purple Plastic Purse are perennial favorites around here, even with boys.

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  5. Yes, the mid-air pictures- I need to master those. Or take at least one. Do you just tell her to dance & jump and take a million pictures??

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  6. She's ridiculous and amazing and I love it all! Also, reading your blog present day to the beginning while I nurse and I am somewhere around Sebastian at 2 weeks old. Woah. It's cool to see the difference between J then and now.

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    1. oh my goodness. I can only imagine!!!! Don't read too far back :)

      Yikes!

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    2. I'm more worried about running out of posts before I'm finished nursing--then I'll be bored stff!!

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    3. I did the exact same thing with my now 3 month old! All those late night feedings especially, and now I'm all caught up! :) Love it!

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    4. I did the exact same thing when I found this blog while she was pregnant with and I was nursing my now 2-year old!

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  7. god shes so much cooler than i am.

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  8. It's the saddest thing when I reach the end of these posts--they should go on for.ev.er! ;-)

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  9. Omg I literally burst out laughing at the hair comment!! You have got to video her so we can hear this ourselves!

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  10. Love Miss J! Love her as she leaps and skips and tries to make the world a better place. Her spirit is infectious. Thanks for sharing Grace.

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  11. She is hilarious! These are some of my favourite posts :) Hope today is a great day to be happy :)

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  12. I'm so happy every time I see any of your posts in my feed, but really Julia Styles ones take the cake. She is an awesome little girl! So so funny!

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  13. I'm going to remember "it's a beautiful day to not be sad! it's a beautiful day to be just happy!" the next time I'm having a bad day. Words of wisdom.

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  14. So hilarious/made me smile :)

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  15. "It's a beautiful day to not be sad" is exactly the kind of encouragement I needed today...thanks Julia!

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  16. Julia always brings a smile to my face :) My husband has started his M3 rotations and he's on night float all next week. I'm nervous!

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  17. She is just plain adorable. You're doing an awesome job, obviously. :)

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  18. Crying laughing as always. "It's a beautiful day to be just happy" should definitely become a framed print.

    In fact, you should probably open an Etsy store that sells prints of Julia's witticisms. I'd buy.

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  19. Always, always worth reading. But then again...so is every other post. :)

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  20. Man, your Julia is a hoot!

    For the record, I think your hair looks just lovely. ;)

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  21. does she always call you grace? because i find it hysterical.

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    1. yes! I keep thinking it will phase out. Hopefully soon :)

      I'm pretty used to it though ha

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    2. I wonde if it is because she hears Simon call you Grace? I also agree that video versions would be great!:)

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  22. She is a gem, Julia I hope you never change ;)

    Ps. Pls trim my hair to look like yours-I have such envy over it! Ktnx

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  23. What a darling kid.

    http://itsjpei.wordpress.com/

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  24. Ridiculously funny. I love her. I'd love to see what Bash has to say!

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  25. she's got such wit at a small age. I can just imagine her as a sassy 80 year old lady ;)

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  26. Just added those moccasins to my gift wishlist for the kids. Adorable.

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  27. What a cutie! Her cheeks are so rosy and her top is so cute. i want one.

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  28. She is the best! What a funny little gal.

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  29. She is getting to be so BIG! It's amazing how much she's grown up in the last few months.

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  30. she is my favorite! (and ps, her cool factor is wayyy surpasing most college girls I know - clearly her mama is rubbing off! I want her outfit - for me!)

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  31. Dying. Dead. These are my favorite posts ever!

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  32. Julia is just the best! These are my favorite!

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  33. I LOVE that she calls you Grace and I LOVE Julia Styles posts....my super fav!!!

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  34. What a cutie! You must just laugh all the time at her :)

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  35. "Look Grace! It's your favorite recipe." Bahahaha. If I wasn't at pretending to work [at work] I'd be laughing hysterically right now. This little lady is too adorable.

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  36. The cake pop just makes this all that much better

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  37. These are my favorite posts! Where do kids come up with the things they say? So cute.

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  38. Almost lost my coffee over that Lunchables line......when am I going to learn not to drink liquids when I read your blog??!

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  39. Seriously hilarious! I love the pics with her words, so much PERSONALITY :)

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  40. These are always my favorite! She is beyond hilarious.

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  41. Oh my gosh, little J is just my favorite. My particular brand of overwhelmed has led me to follow the advice to strictly limit the "voices that I allow to speak into my life" -- so I'm down to like, 5, and Julia is definitely the best! Thank you for the smiles.

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  42. These are truly my favorite posts on the entire internet. The things she comes up with just crack me up! P.S. Which mama's favorite recipe isn't Lunchables. Or PB&Honey. Or Freezer Mac&Cheese. ;)

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  43. I want to be best friends with your daughter

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