I went shopping this morning with Malachi and Elijah. They did well–juice and snack bags kept them occupied.
I went to Kohl’s—–this was primarily for some clothes for Brian, because he told me he doesn’t want any clothes for Christmas. He says, he already needs them and he would already spend money of them, so he’d rather receive something that he gets to enjoy— I like getting clothes. So—-I got some much needed pants, he still hasn’t tried them on, hopefully they fit. When I got to Kohl’s, I was hoping they’d have the double carts at the front of the store, they didn’t so I went back to the van to get the double wide stroller which can be tricky in department stores. It was difficult to maneuver, I took the elevator to go to the second floor and there were the double seaters. I really wish someone would think–if a mom with two kids needs this it should be at the front of the store–not the back! I went to Target too, found a coat for me. I really like it, I think it will fit my growing pregnant body and my pre-pregnant body. I am tired of feeling like a bum, I just want to feel pretty. Do you have those days? My mom is taking me shopping this week to pick out some maternity clothes for Christmas. I am really glad, most of mine are bummy clothes and I don’t feel very pretty. SO–I’m hoping to find some things that are not just plain long tshirts! That has been my style for several years and I’m sort of getting sick of it. I think that’s been my style because it is the cheapest. I’m also really sick of my hair. I like the length, but it is soooooo frizzy. So, maybe if I get it layered some more and a little shorter it well take away some frizz. I think that’s what I always hope and it doesn’t happen. So, after writing all that, I’m having a “I just want to feel pretty day.” I think I am 24 weeks pregnant now. I’ve sort of lost track, but I think that is what I’m at. 6 months!!!!! Wow, I don’t have much longer, but then I think about how much bigger I still have to get, how it will get more difficult to get out of bed and more difficult to pick things up off the ground and going up and down the steps. I can’t really carry Malachi much anymore. The toy room has been a wreck for about a week now, I just don’t have the energy to direct the boys in picking it up and helping them put things away—I should plan that back into our evening ritual tonight.
Here’s some pictures—Brian made this tree with presents under it, he’s very proud of it
It is really, really awesome.