Thursday, January 08, 2009

Day Out with Mommy

Tessa and I went to the mall this morning for some walking and ended up staying around and making a whole morning of it. We went to Build a Bear and made Dorothy, pictured above. She is named that because of her red ruby slippers of course. Did Tessa need a $30 stuffed dog? Heck no, but let's consider it an impulse buy. Tessa definitely loves her shoes most of all, and her cardboard 'doghouse'.

I also managed to get in a much needed hair cut while Tessa pigged on soft pretzel sticks, which ended up being her lunch. She fell asleep and I picked up my own lunch on the way home, a buffalo chicken salad from Chili's (which I haven't had since we gave up chains in good!)

It was a nice time together, just the two of us which won't be the case much longer. Hence the splurges on Dorothy and junk food. I must have been in the spoiling mood. We did get some good walking in before the mall opened and let me just say it is way too easy for me to break a sweat nowadays! One good lap around the mall and I'm beading up big time.

Here's a couple of pics of Tessa 'helping' me put away groceries yesterday.

Yesterday at MOPS we made plates for our kiddos. I chose to make one for when she has big girl accomplishments like pottying, then she gets to eat off it.
Right now Tessa is watching The Muppet Movie (yes the same old version Jer and I watched at her age). We watched it yesterday and today she saw the case in the living room and screamed "Froggy DANCE!" until I put it in. What can I say, she has good taste.

I forgot to mention that we took the tour of Community South Hospital and have officially changed that to our hospital of choice with my doctor. It's a much smaller hospital than St. Francis but in my mind the rooms are just as nice, so it has a more intimate feel.

Unlike St. Francis, you labor, deliver and recover in the same room so you don't have to move and also the baby stays with you at all times unless something is wrong with it then it goes to the nursery. I like all of those things, plus the biggest selling point...tubs in every room! So if you're planning to visit us in the hospital, make sure to go to Community South!


phasejumper said...

Love the plate idea. We have almost the same grocery bags (from Meijers, though.) Any day now....

Jersey Mama said...

Aw, fun mommy/daughter day. It's nice to spoil yourself and you deserve it!

I've tagged you on my blog, so go check it out. :)