Friday, September 30, 2011

Day 17

We've been on the go around here lately.
You know, what with my weekend starting at noon on Friday and extended through Tuesday morning, we have a lot of living to cram into the other few days.

Of course there was Taco Tuesday. And Thai on Wednesday during Awanas.
No wonder the mirror was telling me that today is Fat Friday.

Yesterday after Derek was finished with preschool, we headed straight over to an outlet mall about 30 minutes from here. Josh needed a new pair of running shoes that would be more suited to the rough terrain at the base.
Naturally, while I was there I needed to hit all the other stores as well.


I have since renewed my decision: Zero Shopping is better than Shopping with Children.

Don't put your mouth on the mirror. 
Come out of that rack of clothes. 
Leave the mannequin alone. 
Indoor voices!
But we were JUST in the bathroom 5 minutes ago, why didn't you poop then?
The drinks are in the car. Be patient. 
No you may not have those. 
Please do not point at people, you can ask your questions later.

And that was just 5 minutes in one store.
Frankly, I'm sick of my own voice by the time we're halfway done. 

Once we made it home, we were all three tired and cranky. I was looking forward to relaxing in the evening, and putting Josh's box together so we could ship him his shoes and a few other things he needed. 

Then I checked my e-mail and remembered that 1) I forgot to pick up the snack that I signed up to bring to Bible study in the morning, and 2) Josh had sent me an e-mail with another item that he needed.
So at 7pm we got back in the van and headed to The Wal -Marts to get those two things. 

It did nothing to improve my mood. 

This morning we rushed around getting ready early so that we could swing by the post office and mail the box before going to Bible study. 

The two things with which I associate my worst moments as a parent are commercial airplanes and the post office.
So Joshua darling, please do not expect a plethora of packages in your future. I will do my best.

Today went fairly smoothly, but only because I was willing to go about my day with a pony tail.
Yes, I sacrificed my hair drying time to go to the post office at 9:30am, because the other option of going at noon did not appeal to me. You do not want to be at the post office with everyone else on their lunch break errands.

Or at least I don't.

This afternoon, I got the call that my friend Katie was in labor, so the kids and I ran over to her place to stay with her two boys while she got them a little sister.
I do love a new baby.

Especially one who doesn't live at my house.
I can't wait to get my hands on her!

A few weeks ago, I took some pictures for Katie of her cute preggo belly. She's one of those annoyingly adorable pregnant women.

Because I was not an adorable pregnant lady, and since she's in the hospital right now and can't stop me, I'm just going to go ahead and show you some.

See? She's obnoxious.
(Congrats my friend! So glad you've got your little girl!)

I've been terrible at taking pictures around here lately, but here are a few of Miss Alex in a new dress.

This one makes me laugh-- she wanted to be sure that her jewelry was showing. ;)
She is such a girl.

And she is also still awake at 9:30 because it is thundering out.

Oy vey.


Sandy said...

love that knocked up tee-shirt =o)

Brenda said...

Ok I'm sort of annoyed at your friend too!
And you say ponytail like it's a bad thing. I say it is the natural state of my hair.
What is this hair drying that you speak of?

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Ooooooh! That one with the scrabble letters is so creative. Nice!

Christina said...

Such adorable pics of your friend! I loooove the one of the feet/shoes!
Alex is so funny...you say she's such a girl, but she looks pretty tough in that last photo! :)

Proverbs 31 Wannabe said...

Beautiful pictures...you are so talented. My sweet princess has the same Disney necklace as Alex with her name on it. Alex is getting so tall!