We all went to the mall this weekend to do a little shopping. There were some pretty good deals going on this weekend and I was looking for some outfits for Ella and I to take to the beach next month. Also, we needed something cute because she is finally getting her one year pictures made with the Blink Lady. They have been cancelled twice due to bad weather and FINALLY we are all set for Tuesday Morning at the botanical gardens!! We love Bonnie. You can see some of our favorites that she has done on my sidebar. Or I have albums of our sittings with her on my facebook page, if anyone wants a closer look at her work. I have digressed, needless to say, we were at the mall. Looking for cute clothes for summer.
This was the first time we let Ella out of her stroller for a little adventure. What is it about the clothing racks that is magnetized to children?
Then after spending WAY to much time at the mall, we were starving and I actually bought one of these on the way to Subway!!! Don't say it, I can't believe I did it either. I feel like such a hypocrite.
At least they gave us apples instead of fries, and milk instead of juice. I feel somewhat justified.
I didn't have to worry much about creating a little McCrackhead. Jason told me I shouldn't have put her pieces in the provided catapult AFTER they were strewn all over the floor and the seat. Well, that was only one nugget down, 3 to go. After tearing up another greasy nugget and more apple, Ella made it well known that she was NOT going to eat that. She wanted yogurt and Banana and Peanut Butter. THERE WAS MUCH REJOICING. As thrifty parents, we didn't eat what she didn't, although it was hard to just waste food like that. I did however give one of the nuggets a good long sniff. MMMMmmmm....heaven, smells like my childhood.
Later, we went to the pool for a couple of hours and then headed back to Pop and Cici's to give Ella a bath. Apparently, she is now fascinated by the water falling from the spicket. I'm not complaining, other that getting a little wet, it was much easier to rinse her hair.
On to dinner, we ate out....again. This time Olive Garden. This may surprise you since we are doing P90X and Italian restaurants aren't usually expected to be healthy. However, they have a couple of low fat entrees and even a low carb option. So, Jason got Grilled Salmon and steamed vegetables, and I got shrimp pomodoro on whole wheat linguine. Also, you can ask for low fat/ low cal Italian dressing on the delicious salad they bring. It was great. Usually, Ella eats great at Olive Garden, but she was sleepy and she wasn't in the mood to try new things. Apparently she wasn't that hungry because it didn't bother her. We did spend a lot of time doing this..... Ella: "Uh, Oh," then Daddy: "Ella what did you drop?" "Hold on, Daddy will get it."
Back at home, this is my new project, well, part of it. I'm working on a dress for Ella that criss- crosses in the front and zips up the back. It has been quite time consuming. I have begun on the bottom half and hopefully I will have time to attach the two after picture day.
Here is my new Sewing/ Embroidery machine. I haven't really figured out the Embroidery part yet, but so far so good on the sewing.