Thursday, January 15, 2009

january fifteen


Again, as predicted, both boys were up at 7:20 am. Thank heavens neither of them got up in the middle of night. Though, now I’m probably cursing myself. Sean slept successfully on the twin sized air mattress. I did have to move him over onto it after he fell asleep in my bed first. The transfer was at some point when I woke up to go to the bathroom. I got a fantastic night’s sleep after transferring both boys to their beds last night. Mack’s been sleeping wonderfully in the playpen. (I love love love this photo above of the two boys chillin' together in the morning).

I swear, this morning’s getting ready took longer than yesterday. Slow pokes!

Mack's new suss. "I heart Mommy"


Sean running around on the property of my grandmother's condo.

Our first stop today was to the Deerfield Mall. I needed to check for something at Walgreens. Though, they didn’t have what I was looking for, (the single serve formula dispenser by Munchkin – which I hope to find before leaving the USA). A friend of mine who has a baby boy about 3 weeks older than Mackie got them from Target in New York, so I know they exist. I did end up buying a few other items from there, all from the baby section. I ended up getting a suss holder, since as of today, Mack’s finally taking the suss. I think it was the brand I had, that he didn’t like. But this new one, he’s taking! And he likes. Maybe it was the texture of the material the suss was made of, maybe it was the shape he didn’t like. Maybe the size of the pacifier was too big for his tiny mouth? It could be a combination of different things. Anything’s possible. The suss that he’s taking now are the 2 months + by MAM which is by Sassy.

I then found a shovel & pail at Dollar Tree. I bought it because someone who lives in Century Cemetery Village told my grandmother that buckets & shovels, or rather beach toys, are hard to find this time of the year, because it’s “out of season” for Florida. We’re hoping to go to the beach, weather permitting. I also found Mackie a bib that says “I (heart) my brother”.

I then had to go back into Walgreens to get a new sippy cup because the one I brought for Sean was leaking. We didn’t know if we’d find one at the mall, and we didn’t want to go back to the condo in Century Cemetery Village.


Of course Sean fell asleep in the car, 5 minutes before we got to our destination.

We then headed to Sawgrass Mills Mall, which is in Sunrise, Florida. When we parked the car and were loading up the kids into the strollers, etc, I saw a piece of paper that I thought may have fallen out of one of our bags, so I picked it up to see what it was. The note read “You should be happy I didn’t key your car douche bag”. I guess someone had left that on someone’s car.

We did some shopping, ok, a lot a of shopping. We did a lot of walking as well. Good exercise! The mall is huge, and there aren’t that many bathrooms, so I kept having to walk back to the food court at the beginning of the mall where we entered from, and got a lot of exercise. We were in the mall from about 1pm until we at dinner at the Rainforest Café at around 7pm.


By the end of the day Sean was restless at the mall (I don't blame the kid) and was being chased by Auntie Amy from under clothing racks! I hope none of the store clerks noticed!

Sean & Mommy

Serious Mack.

Smiley Mack!

Silly Mack!

Dinner as I mentioned before was at the Rainforest Café. I really like that restaurant. I had the Planet Earth Pasta and it was delicious. Sean loved it whenever the Apes that were near us would move/talk. It was funny/cute. He’d mimic them. He got a kick out of the restaurant. Glad that he actually sat still and behaved during dinner. Too bad we don’t have this restaurant in Montreal. Closest Canadian location (1 of 2 in Ontario) is in Toronto. I’ve eaten there before. I’ve also eaten at the one in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (When I was just pregnant with Sean).

There’s another themed restaurant, which I wish I could take Sean to, called T-Rex. It’s a dinosaur themed restaurant. However, it’s in Orlando, which is about a 3 hour + car drive form here. There’s only 2 in the USA, one in Orlando, FL and one in KS. Maybe one day when we bring the boys back to go to Disney. (If it’s still there!)

The best deal of the day was an Elmo, about the same size of Sean, I swear, that talks. It was from KB Toys and since they’re going out of business, everything was 60-70% off. The Elmo doll, which would probably retail close to 50-60$, was under 10$. Actually, according to Jamie KB Toys is out of business, but they still had some stores left across the United States, but once they’re stock is gone, they’re gone. Anyhow, we’d seen this Elmo at the beginning when we got there, and so on our way out after dinner, I picked it up for Sean. You should have seen the look on his face. I made my 2 year old one very happy boy. He clung to the doll like you wouldn’t believe. He hugged it, and kissed it. He’ll be sleeping with it tonight, that’s for sure.


Look at the size of the thing - it's almost as big as Sean is!

Sean wanted to tuck Elmo in to sleep on the way back to my grandmother's condo - how cute!

Some cool things I got today included a case for my hair straightener, that I can put it in there hot, just after using it. Makes me feel safer using it with the kids around. I also got Mack a 12 month onesie from Carter’s that says Little Brother. I got a Gemini onesie for Mack at the Gap with a nice pair of pants to go with it, and 5 long sleeved shirts for me. I got Sean a size 3 pair of pj’s that says Captain Heartbreaker, which he used to have in a smaller size. It was a cute pair of pj’s so I had to get him another pair, in the next size up form what he’s in now. (He has sooo many pairs of size 2 pj’s, that I started working on his next size wardrobe).

I also picked up (dirt cheap) some airplanes and a helicopter and an Elmo train toy at KB Toys. I couldn’t believe the prices with the liquidation. It’s really too bad that KB Toys is out of business. I guess the only real toy stores now are the little guys, plus Toys R Us. I really can’t think of any other chain of toy stores. I know at home we have Tour de Jeux, but they’re more games than toys.

Alright, time to hit the sack for the night.

I also picked up some earrings from Claire’s for myself. I love love love earrings. But you all know that.

My index finger is healing nicely, as the rest of my skin. It’s honestly the nasty cold Montreal weather that is running my skin. Gosh, do I wish I could live somewhere that is mild all year. (I hate the extreme cold and I hate the extreme heat). I like just in between. Somewhere around 50°F-70°F weather. That would be great.

I think I’ll crash early again tonight, I’m zonked. Yet again. Yes I have help from my mother, sister & grandmother, but being away from home with both boys is certainly tiring. I just hope I survive the week!

13 comments:

Sarah B. said...

The boys look like they're having a good time, even without the beach. I'm hoping you're planning on shipping all your goodies home?

Living Inspired said...

looks like you guys had a lot of fun! I'm hoping to go tomorrow night. Sara lives around the corner from you. You know that; right?

ahufford said...

I love those shots of the boys! I know what you mean about the dryness of the air during the winter. Of course, it's not as bad as where you live.

Jenn said...

Sounds like you guys are having a good time so far. That picture of the boys is great, I love the lighting in it.
As you know, I work at shoppers and I've seen the single serve formula dispensers here in Hamilton @ shoppers. I'll take a look for you next time I drop in (which will be in the next few days I'm sure).
Hope you have fun on the rest of your trip!! :-)

Jenn said...

Sounds like you guys are having a good time so far. That picture of the boys is great, I love the lighting in it.
As you know, I work at shoppers and I've seen the single serve formula dispensers here in Hamilton @ shoppers. I'll take a look for you next time I drop in (which will be in the next few days I'm sure).
Hope you have fun on the rest of your trip!! :-)

Jenn said...

Sounds like you guys are having a good time so far. That picture of the boys is great, I love the lighting in it.
As you know, I work at shoppers and I've seen the single serve formula dispensers here in Hamilton @ shoppers. I'll take a look for you next time I drop in (which will be in the next few days I'm sure).
Hope you have fun on the rest of your trip!! :-)

Jenny said...

You are the super shopper! I get exhausted just hearing about all your shopping jaunts! I hope you are having a great trip.

Bea said...

Oh you should move to my area in the winter at least. Its quite mild here. :) Seems like this was a fun day. You guys are doing a lot of shopping.

Kimber said...

Sean is so cute with that giant Elmo and Mack's expressions crack me up!

Jennifer said...

silly mack pic is soooo adorable!

Tara said...

Just when I thought there was nothing cuter than Smiley Mack, along came Silly Mack! And you GO bargain-hunter!

g-girl said...

i love the smiley pic of mack! sean was lucky to have his auntie amy to run around with him! :) sean is too cute with his life-size elmo!

Nell said...

That Elmo is AMAZING!!!