first day out

Yesterday I left the girls for the longest stretch of time ever... five whole hours!  My Dad (aka Papa) babysat them while my Mom and I went shopping and for lunch.  It definitely felt surreal.  I was only able to do this because I've pretty much gotten rid of the two middle-of-the-day nursing sessions (if they really ask for it, I still give it once in the day, but otherwise they are drinking organic whole milk from a straw sippy cup).

First we headed JD Adams in the glebe.  We're trying to decide on a rug for the entraceway and I brought one home last week that I loved in the store... and realized we hated it in the house... so now I have two more here... neither of which is really calling to either of us.  Any suggestions on where we could get a washable (yes washable) rug ... 3x5' to be specific?

Then we headed to Bloomfields which has recently moved... that place is way too tempting.  My Mom bought us some cotton... something I've had my eye on for quite some time.

Next we headed downtown for some more shopping and I came away with this...

found these jeans at zara and they feel like butter on and were oh so affordable!  The kitty t-shirt... couldn't pass that one up.  I held it up for Alice and Isla and they both started squealing.  We love kitties in this house.

Last stop was a restaurant for some thai food and wine.

We came home to two very happy little ladies.

It was a wonderful day and I am so lucky that my Dad is so relaxed about taking care of the girls on his own!


  1. Nice! Can't help with the rug (but let me know if you see anything at Crate and Barrel haha). Are those kate spade sheets? So cute.

  2. Sounds like fun! You are so lucky to have your parents close by. Both of our families are thousands of miles away. We were just in MN visiting my husbands family, and it was so nice being close to everyone! We actually got to go out on a few dates because we had someone to watch Ben and Mia!
    I was just catching up on some of your posts since I've been offline for a few weeks... Your girls look so big now! Love the birthday party pictures, looks like a great time :)


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