A Day Out - Success!

I have officially survived the first solo outing with two kids under two!  Yesterday morning I woke up early, packed the kids up, and headed off to MOPS.  It was a craft day and we decorated storage boxes for our kids' art - which will come in handy, because I already have a hard time throwing out Wyatt's "pictures", even though they're just scribbles right now.


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Afterward we ran a few errands.  First stop Hobby Lobby to pick up some decorations for my sister's baby shower (coming up in about a week!).  I followed my mom's advice and parked near a stray cart in the parking lot so that I could get both kids in it right away!  It worked wonderfully.

Then we went to the library and I picked up this book:


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It's about a mix-up that happened with a frozen embryo transfer where one couple ended up carrying another couple's baby - I read the book written by the first couple, called "Misconceptions: One Couple's Journey From Embryo Mix-up To Miracle Baby", and I'm interested to read the perspective of the other couple involved.  Both books are page-turners, at least so far.

We picked up some lunch and ate in the car while I fed Gwen, which worked out nicely.

After that I stopped at Bath and Body Works and bought more hand soap.  It's one of those things I splurge and spend a bit more money on - I love Bath and Body Works hand soap.  Wyatt was so funny and kept taking bottles off of shelves, looking at them, and then carefully putting them right back where he found them, and I got lots of comments about how cute both my children are.

It was a bit harder taking the kids in where there were no carts, but Wyatt is good about holding my hand and I just carried Gwen in the carseat, so it worked.

We swung by my work to pick up my check, and saw my sister, and my boss gave me some cute gifts for Gwen.


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Then we went to the post office, and I bought some stamps.   I lifted Wyatt up so he could help me put the letters in the slot, and he loved it!

We went through the bank drive-through and headed home, and both my kids were tired out!  They're so cute, napping together in the back seat.


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I declared the day a success, and I think we're up for a grocery shopping trip next week!  Slowly getting the hang of this . . .


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Joey and Joanne said...

Callie: I don't comment much but read your blog often. I just wanted to say congrats on the new baby and I LOVE her name. One of my favorites. So glad things are going good for you and thank you for all your time and effort on the blog. I really enjoy reading about your faith and applying it to your life. Encouraging to me and I am sure others.

MSDeyle said...

WOW I'm impressed with Wyatt! He must not be a huge runner then! Josie doesn't stay by me so I try to make a point to always have a stroller for her or a cart to put her in... she behaves fine though if she's contained. I'm proud of you for trying right away and so glad it was a success! So many moms are too terrified to try and end up stuck at home for way too long.

LeAnna said...

Sounds like your first outing with 2 went a lot more smoothly than mine did. Way to go!

I tried getting out when Sprig was barely 2 weeks old, and was a zombie! I too, hit up Hobby Lobby. Man, their shopping carts are small...haha! I have a feeling with #3 I won't be making as many errand runs as I did with 2, and there will be much baby wearing involved.

Brittney Galloway said...

Great job! It's nice when Gwen is in the newborn sleeps alot stage! Take advantage of it while you can! I've made grocery trips time for just Grace and I- it cuts down on some of the crazy and it allows her some special one on one time with me :)

Dove of Snow said...

Congratulations on a successful first outing with two kiddos under two years old! ;-) I'm sure it had its fun moments. :-) I love your blog! Always makes me smile. Hope you and your adorable family have a lovely weekend! - Rachel

Caitlynne and Jared said...

I'm super impressed with you! It makes me sweaty just thinking of running all those errands with only Paxton! I like this post because I'm really curious about life with two kids and mine will be very close to the same distance apart as yours!

Jenna said...

Awesome job mama! You went to a ton of places. I'm glad it went well! Like I said, the only way to learn how to do it is to just do it! Glad you're getting the hang of two kiddos. It's the best :)

Megan said...

Way to go! This whole post made me smile & think back to Carter's newborn days and beginning to figure out the logistics of being momma to two! :) You're doing great! And Gwen is adorable!!

Laura said...

Yay! I remember thinking I would never make it out of the house after I had my second little one. But it kept getting easier and easier :) Glad you had such a great day!

Melanie said...

Yay for an outting!! I find it hard sometimes with just one let alone two..lol! I do the same thing when its just me and Makayla..ALWAYS park near an empty shopping cart!!!

Meghan said...

You are one brave Momma Callie. I'll be shocked if I get out of the house with 2 the first MONTH! Ha!!! Proud of you and glad it was a success.

Brittney said...

Yay!! Great job Mama! My MIL was literally talking about that book you bought the other day - too funny! The whole story just sounded incredible and brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for the reminder - I will have to pick it up!

Kate Craig said...

Wyatt sounds like an angel :) I splurge on BBW hand soap too! Josh finally told me that he doesn't love smelling like Japanese cherry blossom so we started getting the man soap too and it also smells really good.

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