So you’ll be pleased to know that not only did my tardy ass start my Christmas shopping today, I also completed it. What?! I rolled up in Target- my favoritest destination- on a serious mission and knocked it out. I was in and out in under an hour, which is great because the longer I peruse, the more Santa’s little invisible elves throw stuff into my shopping cart that isn’t on my list (a list that hasn’t exactly been checked twice.) Case in point-
How frickin’ cute is that?! It’s a gray headband made of light-weight sweater material with a flexible bendy straw thingy on the inside to help you shape it however you want–
I encourage you to go pick one up! It was only 8 bucks and it’s so adorable in person. Tarjay was also busting at the seams with chic scarves… on sale too! I snatched one up of which I’m sure you’ll see in holiday pictures to come.
In other news I chauffeured my mother, grandmother and Boogie down to Carbondale, IL and Cape Girardeau, MO to visit my sister, Syl and other family last weekend.
The pic below pretty much sums up the shenanigans that went down. At one point, I was laughing so hard we had to pull over at a gas station so I could keep from (1) crashing the car into a tree because I couldn’t see past the tears, and (2) from pee’ing my pants. They were off the chain. Apparently Grandma was a land pilot back in the day. She’d be flying low down I-64, with the CB radio tuned in to pick up potential fuzz or ‘smokeys’, who may be trying to slow her down to issue a speeding ticket. She went by the name Pink Panther!
While Grandma was reminiscing, Momma was fussing about my led foot and Boogie was squealing and squirming out of the car seat, like a mini Houdini. What should’ve been a quick 2 hour trip turned into 4 with several, several stops and lots of laughs. Imagine “The Hangover” meets “National Lampoons Family Vacation,” and you’re there.
Gia’s 2 year old Missouri corn-fed cousin… homeboy came in at a healthy 41 pounds at his last appointment. We got the entire weight chart covered… GG’s in the bottom 5% and he’s in the 99th percentile. Wow.
I swear on Zeus’ Beard that Gia has never not ever seen a microphone in all of her 15 months. So we were most certainly surprised when she picked it up and promptly sang into it. I swear she’s been here before.
Love this post Nicki. My favorite ones here always include stories about your family. 🙂
I'm glad Iv saw this post the other day. I picked up a bendy headband from a local beauty supply store for $2 today! I probably wouldn't have blinked twice at it if I hadn't saw yours. I guess it's the PJ in me…lol
@ Tise, GIRL! My family (on my dad's side) is from Cape and Jackson! And of course, my sister is studying at Carbondale. Podunk is right. What you doing down there?!
The fact that you were in Carbondale and even Cape blows my mind…Can you say off the radar? I'm been living in this podunk town for almost 4 years! Gia is a cutie!
Thanks ladies! I'm going to share your comments with Grandma! Y'all don't even know the half!
hahahaha! I love Granny's hair!
Girl you are much too much! Loved every minute of this!
Boogie just keeps getting cuter! I can't wait to vote for her on American Idol lololol
I'm going to find this headband, I love it! Thanks for the pictures Nikki, I enjoyed them and the story about your grandma! Cute!
I miss Target!!!…Being over here in the Middle East, Target doesn't like to ship to FPO/APO addresses :(. Can't wait to hit them up when I go home on leave
ROTFL! at your retell of your grandmother reminiscing. "She was flying low down I-64". Your grandmother looks cute with her scarf and style. You have a great ability to retell an event and make people feel as if they were actually there. Enjoy family and Tarje!
Still laughing! Thanks for sharing Nikki!
Love the pics. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks ladies! And you're right Rhonda, I should've got some of that on tape… but we were keeping it a lil too real, lol!!! Maybe next time!
Nikki you are crazy! Great post.
lol at Gia's missouri fed cousin! He's a cutie!
You are a really funny story teller. I love your family stories and I can't believe how fast Gia is growing!
Gia is a doll baby! I love her boogying!
Boom Boom at your cornfed lil cousin. Grandma is a GEM, and our little Boog is great with her cute self. Her personality shines through the pictures, we can only imagine the fun of being around Boogie. You are definitely blessed and it's good to see you cherish your life and the people in it. Grandma be straight rollin just hanging so does Boogie. Happy Holidays Nikki and CN family and stay safe and blessed.
You need to write a book!
I love reading these post! The fam is great and Gia is absolutely adorable. What really made the post is ……(drumroll) Grandma! OMG! She is hilarious and I love her hair make over. She is working that head wrap.
Maybe you should video your excursions….you know — like Oprah and Gayle. Think about it and keep the pics coming!
Hilarious post, Nikki! I started laughing at the first sentence, LOL! Boog is too adorable!!
Thanks for the post, Nikki. Put a smile right on my face 🙂
Excellent post! You're hilarious!
cute post Nik, your child is so hilarious, i think the whole mic thing comes with the territory of being a number one boogying diva! she is SO smart! your family is amazing, I love Christmas!! *sigh*
love the headband! looks so easy to bend into diff shapes…
Boogy…Boogying is the cutest.
I think you told us about the time Gia was boogying to the awards show on t.v. so maybe that's where she saw what to do with a microphone.
Love Granny's hair wrap. I love your 4th generation of female relative get-togethers (granny, moms you/Syl and now & Boogie)–priceless enjoy!
You might have a future singer on your hands! I love the headbands… hitting Target this evening and I will be on the look out.
Can your daughter get ANY cuter??? oh my goodness! and WHERE did you get the lil afro puff tee she has on?? ADORABLE…
Your Mom and Grandma look like they're having a ball in that back seat! I love your stories!
American Apparel has the cutest nylon ones and silk ones!
Sing it Boogie!! Love your stories!!
Awesome! I want to party with your family!
Too funny! I love that headband!
Great post Nik. I would have loved riding in that car with y'all.
Hilarious post! I love it when you go home cause the pictures are priceless. Grandma is too cute!
love those headbands– have a bunch from AA! Gia is CUTE!
lol! Thanks y'all!
I found the headband NOT in the hair care aisle, but with the jewelry (bought myself some earrings too… not on the list), near the sunglasses.
Where in Tarjay! did you find the twisting headband …
DEAD at your Missouri Corn Fed cousin! He's a cutie and a big boy like my son!
Boogie = your Grandmother
Beautiful pics Nikki and look at grandma working the retro do!
I just love to see family love around Christmas! Nik, you have perfected that retro scarf style honey!!!! God Bless you and your family!!!! #classic