See that shopping cart? Look closely. There aren't any kids on it, in it, around it, hanging on it or even hanging on me. That's right, I went shopping by myself for the first time today in literally almost 6 months. After Eliza went down for her nap, I asked Husband if he'd mind if I ran to the store for a few minutes while she slept. He said go for it so, I headed out, totally feeling like I was forgetting something majorly important.
First I stopped at Starbucks and treated myself to an Americano with Pumpkin Spice. With my coffee in hand, I wandered around the store, with a big goofy grin on my face. I'm pretty sure folks were wondering if I'm okay.
When I came back home, my baby was awake and I'd missed her, even though I was gone for less than an hour. Honestly, I really don't mind shopping with my kids that much and usually we have fun, but hey, sometimes it's nice to be able to hear yourself think, or look at your list, without fearing you'll loose a kid if you look away for a second, or take 3 kids into the bathroom with you, while hoping that the "helpful" courtesy clerk isn't going to come by and put all the items in your cart back where they belong.
Yep, shopping alone felt like a mini vacation.
Today is the first day of fall and as much as I hate to see summer go, I'm thankful for the routine that fall brings. Judah is really enjoying preschool, we're also doing Awana, homegroup and of course, MOPS. Lots of fun stuff with enough days at home sprinkled in so, we can still have some of that down time that my kids and I love.
A few photos from today.......
///Dark, cozy morning.