Our day ran fairly seamlessly, all things considered. Ok, it didn’t really. But it wasn’t rough enough to complain about. But as per usual, I’m here to tell you about it!
I mentioned in my last post that today was an errand day. I couldn’t fall asleep until after 2:00am so I was nervous today would be over before it even started. But it worked out. I thank God for the amount my kids sleep! However, I was up so late with my mind ticking away. I know I have some stuff to work out since Laela was born, and I thought I would find some genuine relief in booking a counselling appointment, but now I question my choice of counsellor. Should I have went the one I originally felt inclined to choose rather than the one who could take me at a more convenient time? I still don’t know, but I certainly lost sleep.
However, I woke up at a good time, not to the sound of crying kids. So I washed my hair, put on makeup, and got dressed before I even got kids up. I wore a new top and one of those cute scarves that I never know how to tie. I finally figured out a way and with that, I actually felt pretty 🙂 Which was refreshing. Brady had gone to work for the morning, and by the time he got back, the diaper bag was packed and if I remember right, both kids were ready or in the process. I had things nice and together and I felt a bit like Supermom. One part of me feels silly even saying that because Supermom probably does more than feed and dress her children in the morning, but the other part of me knows its awesome because its taken me a while to get there and I deserve to celebrate success at some point.
So once everyone was dressed and ready, and we were all packed up with the right stroller in the car, we headed out for the big day ahead! I dropped off five thank you cards at the post office before he hit the highway. We were halfway to the city before I realized I hadn’t put on any stamps. Immediately, my mood sucked. It got worse when I realized we would be late for our first appointment of the day – chiropractic for Laela at 12:30 – and I needed to call and reschedule. I was annoyed, as the order of the day was based on going to the office first. If I’m being honest though, I was probably more annoyed that I wouldn’t get to show her off as soon as I was hoping to. I wouldn’t get to show her off until 3:40 now! But life goes on, and so did errand day.
We got Dekkers glasses adjusted, and he actually did wonderfully! He was very patient and didn’t put up a big fight at all. He and I just went in together while Brady and Laela waited in the car, and I have to say we did great together. When the adjustment was done, I chased him out playfully, him saying “Fast! Fast!” the whole time. He was ridiculously adorable. From there, we crossed the river and did a round through a mall for a few Christmas things. If you guys haven’t tried it, Hickory Farms makes this delicious Honey & Pineapple Mustard. I know it can be ordered online but shipping is insane, so my only shot at the stuff is over Christmas when all the kiosks come out. Yum. We bought two bottles. We stopped for lunch in the food court, and yes, I let Dekker just eat New York Fries for lunch. Maybe its bad for him, but its SUCH a treat, as he has discovered a new deep, deep love for fries. I walked towards our table with the tray and he started bouncing up and down, calling out “fries!” And he takes them how they are. He doesn’t require the cheese or pop. Just fries and water. He’s so chill. Before we left the mall, we fed Laela and hit Dollarama for baby hangers. We have received so many beautiful gifts from so many people, Laela now has way more clothes than we have hangers to hang them on! A fun problem to have, I’d say.
When we finished with the mall, we didn’t have tons of time before Laela’s chiropractor appointment. I elected to do a quick run into Superstore for the four or five things we needed. The main thing was margarine and, thanks to a great sale going on, there was none. I was grumpy. None of the blocks anyway, which we needed more than the tub. I guess we’ll have to make our way back there again this next week. But it was a pretty quick in and out trip, and I made it to Dr. Mike’s ten minutes early.
It was perfect that way, since I needed to fill out some papers for Laela. And then I waited. And waited. They are never behind there at all, so I was a bit thrown off. However, we had rescheduled our appointment from earlier, so I figured they probably just squeezed us in somewhere. So we waited. I felt bad that the boys were in the car, expecting us to be in and out in five minutes like usual, but it probably would have been worse had they come. When we did finally get into a room, we didn’t wait too terribly long for Dr. Mike. And I can honestly say I am SO GLAD we were the last appointment of the day, because he just doted on her. Laela was full of smiles for him, and didn’t fuss at all through her treatment. As I had thought, she is quite curved one way, so we got our instructions and were on our way. It was a very pleasant appointment. I say it over and over, but we feel so cared for there. Dr. Mike takes such an interest in our family, and it just feels warm and comfortable.
We hit up Walmart afterwards and bought some cleaning stuff, a hamper, bottled water, Pillsbury Croissants, and some Dr. Browns bottles. We’re potentially buying some off of friends, but figured we should try them out first. For those who don’t know, they have these straw-looking contraptions inside that connect to a vent system that is basically supposed to prevent all gas and bubbles that babies get from drinking bottles. I’m thinking these plus chiropractic might just be the answer to her farty party problems. I’m hoping anyway.
We grabbed some Starbucks before leaving Saskatoon, and my drink was SO good!! I know, Jerilee, I was going to get your drink, but they changed it! I started to ask for it and the girl just said “It sounds like Brandon’s drink, do you want Brandon’s drink?” I had to laugh, but I said I’d try it! He sold me by saying it had no water in it, so it would be more creamy. And it was ridiculously delicious. It involved chai, pumpkin, and egg nog. Delish. It was the perfect treat for the drive home. I kicked off my shoes and listened to my kids sleep.
So there were some bumps in the day, and I never even mentioned (because its icky) that I have a SUPER painful ingrown toenail that was killing me all day long. But it was a solidly great day. We accomplished almost everything on my list! Minus that blasted margarine >:( Perhaps we’ll try again on Monday.
Welp, its 9:30. Time for supper. Fish and scalloped potatoes. Sooo ready!