The few times a week that I actually 'get dressed', Prater has to have a little blush & lipstick. She starts puckering her lips & brushing her cheeks with her fingers as soon as she sees me 'assume the position' in front of my mirror. Sometimes we even have to pull her hair back with a headband, just like when Mommy gets ready. I can imagine having boys is so much fun, but it really cracks me up at how girls are just instinctively 'little women' who mock their Mom. It definitely makes you reflect on how you want to be mirrored, whew.
I needed to drop some things off at one of consignment shops that I use, so that's where we started. One of my girlfriends has offered to host a sweet little breakfast shower for the twins & we'll all be wearing pajamas! I was able to grab a pair of designer pajama pants for $3! I even had a credit on my account & didn't have to pay out-of-pocket for them! Now I just have to find a top to wear with them & they'll be perfect for both the shower & the hospital. Speaking of consignment, I snatched the smocked dress above for $7 at one of my favorite shops! And again, I had a credit so I didn't have to pay out-of-pocket for it - that's my favorite way to shop!
Our next stop was lunch & we had the best time catching up with my cousins! Prater even got to 'chat' with her big cousin, Avery. They were so sweet to entertain each other during lunch. We all don't get to get together nearly often enough but when we do, it's such a special time! Of course, I always enjoy being surrounded by redheads, ha!
My cousin Brandon reminds me so much of my Daddy. The way he looks & acts & carries himself. He always makes me feel 'at home' when I'm around him. Maybe it's the beard.
I think my cousin are my is one of the prettiest ladies, ever. She has perfectly freckled skin but with a tan & I'm so envious of her red hair! As beautiful as she is on the outside, it doesn't even begging to touch her beautiful heart!
Brandon has two boys & is such a 'manly' man, but he would be the perfect 'girl' dad too, he has such a soft spot for little ladies!
After lunch, we hit up downtown Hartselle to check out some of my favorite little shops. Both of us were so full & tired that after our first stop was a bust we decided to just hit up Sonic for some ice & head towards Huntsville. I had heard that a few stores at Bridgestreet have started carrying maternity clothes & wanted to check them out while I was dressed (ha, I'm serious - it takes a lot of effort & energy these days). I have slim pickings in my closet for things that fit & want to pick up a few staples that'll help me make it thru the remainder of the pregnancy. I wasn't hopefully because I rarely find things that I like in Huntsville or things that I'm willing to pay for at least, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a few things that I love! I found the cutest outfit for our maternity pictures next week & love it so much, I'll probably wear it for the twins' bigger family shower. And every other day this summer!
We tooled around Bridgestreet & then stopped in at PF Changs for some crab wontons & spring rolls. Aaron had went fishing with his boss after work so we just took our time & enjoyed our time together.
Our last stop was Target & I was able to find some cute colored jeans in a smaller size than I usually wear & definitely what I was expecting to have to buy! That was the icing in the cake, ha!
When I was telling Aaron about our day when he got home last night, I told him it was like our very own little Mother's Day celebration. We just had the best time together, being girls! I've felt so bad this week - my exhaustion level has been off the charts & we've spent time at home so I could rest. But I was determined to get out & about yesterday, it was so good for the both of us!
Today, we just lounging around the house, waiting for Nanny to come eat lunch with us so that I can show her my shopping scores. Then Prater is spending the night with her Nana & Papa while we have dinner with friends tonight.
Tomorrow, Prater & I are joining my best friend for an event at Limestone Bay Trading Company, Junk in the Trunk! I'm so excited about it (or maybe it's the cheesecake?) & can't wait to check out all of the vendors' goodies! If its pretty, Aaron plans to get some things accomplished at our land, but we're thinking its going to be yet another rainy & muddy weekend that doesn't set the stage for bush hogging ditches. I half expect him to tag along with Prater & I for the cheesecake yummiest if he isn't able to 'work' - which of course, we'd love!
And Sunday is Mother's Day! I'm so excited because my Momma, Prater, my cousin Rebecca, & I are going to visit my sister in Nashville for lunch & some shopping at Opry Mills! Woohoo! I've been looking forward to it for weeks! I'm hoping to find a pair of maternity shorts to help round out the maternity wardrobe & really just can't wait to spend the day together! Prater & I tried the double stroller at Bridgestreet yesterday in preparation for Opry Mills, ha! That sucker is a pack mule! I'm sure it'll be perfect for all of our purses & shopping bags & to haul Prater Ellis around on Sunday.
I'm off to put away some clothes & take some Tums. For the love, these twins better have LOTS of hair!
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