This week I received a coupon in the mail to my favorite store, Express, which needed to be used by this Sunday. I am returning to work part time in September, so I wanted to pick up some new pants and shirts. I ONLY wear Express Editor pants. I don't know if you've ever tried them, but they're seriously amazing. I would marry the Editor pant if I could. I have tried pants from many different stores, but I always return to Express for the Editor. They fit my body perfectly and I have them in just about every color and pattern. They're $79.50, so whenever I get a coupon, I usually run to the store and pick up a pair. So, I needed to make a trip to the mall.
I originally planned on going myself on Saturday, but when I woke up on Friday, I talked to my my mom and asked if she would accompany the boys and I to the mall. Thankfully, she agreed to go with me. I had just finished feeding Nolan and was working on Luke. Feeding them separately usually takes about an hour, then I needed to take a shower and get myself ready which I can do in a half hour. Seriously, it takes A LOT of planning when you need to take two infants out. You have to worry about their bottle time; making sure you have enough diapers; and don't forget the pacifier. This was a last-minute idea of mine, so I was not prepared, but I think I managed nicely.
After I finished getting dressed, I came downstairs, got the bottles ready, packed my diaper bag, got the boys into their carseats (which always causes tears!), then I worked on getting my behemoth of a stroller into the trunk of the Caddy. That was a sight! I'm still a little sore from my c-section and I had to lift a 50 pound stroller into the trunk of a CTS without resting the damn thing on the bumper because if there was a scratch or smudge in paint, I think Justin would have heart failure. He loves this car almost as much as he loves me and the boys.
After I picked up my mom, we safely made it to my favorite place in the world...the mall. I'm exaggerating a little bit here. I would say that I love Disney World first, the Caribbean second, San Diego third then the mall.
We were stopped a few times by people admiring my little men. I have to admit that I love when people tell me what little cuties I have! I think they're pretty cute too!!
They were very well-behaved, but started getting a bit cranky towards the end of trip because we were getting close to bottle time.
If I didn't have my mom with me, I have NO CLUE how I would have gotten through the doors of Macy's, which is where I always park. They don't have that automatic handicapped door, so I'd have to try and open the door, then squeeze that stroller through. I know mom's do it all the time, it's just that I haven't had to do it myself yet. What if there aren't any people around to help out? Then what do I do? It's the smallest things that panic me!!