A quiet Saturday here in the Goddess in Progress household. M had to work in the very wee hours of the morning last night, so he was out of commission for much of the day. No worries, the kiddos and I made an always useful trip to Target, and even met a woman working there who was 15 weeks pregnant with twins. I gave her my email address and she might buy my carseats. Hooray for twin mom stalking! 🙂
I feel like I’ve become more bold in my outings, or at least more comfortable and aware of what I’ll likely be able to do. I basically have two windows for an outing in any given day. A short outing is possible between the morning and afternoon nap (around 11, maybe 11:30), and a longer one can be done after the afternoon nap (around 3:30). Our short outings often involve terribly exciting errands, like the grocery store (hence this morning’s trip to Target). The later slot can be longer walks, a friend’s house, or something more fun like that. Yesterday’s later outing was a nice long walk with Aunt R, followed by a stop at Whole Foods, where they have some pretty cool double shopping carts.
Today, once M had finally regained consciousness after his very late night, we decided to be extra bold. We took the kids out for dinner. The last time we took them with us for dinner was when they were still able to be rocked to sleep in their infant carseats. This was a full-on dinner for four. It was a little too impromptu to be a runaway success
(I was short on fun toys and small snacks, and my new portable placemats have not yet arrived), but overall it went quite well. It was a sort of Tex-Mex chain restaurant, and the kids really liked the seasoned rice and black beans. Hooray for being able to eat table foods!!