Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Out and About- Just the 5 of us!!

So today I got OUT.....

I really wasn't feeling any "cabin fever" but with the 2nd day of rain and some busy kiddos "LIBRARY READING TIME" sounded like a dream come true;) LOL!! We did miss at least one session and our library books had been read and re-read... so it was time!!


I have to admit I was a little worried. The kids usually do very well during library reading time but this time I was REALLY, REALLY outnumbered, plus not feeling 100% yet (I'm just over 2 weeks postpartum and dealing with some cold/allergies???)!!



The kids did SOOOO well:) I was soo pleased. They even were very well-mannered while choosing books and checking out which was such a blessing;) I wore Nate in the ring sling during our library visit since I didn't feel up to dragging in the stroller or attempting to carry the baby carrier. He slept the whole time!



Since they did so well at the library we picked up lunch and then met a bunch of other moms for lunch. We usually eat at the restuarant which gets too busy and hectic... so Andrea volunteered her church's fellowship hall and then the kids migrated to the nursery/toy rooms;) It was more relaxed.... um, very LOUD though;) That's what we get for having 14 kids 5 and under together!!!



While the kids played, Andrea helped me figure out the BECO carrier. I was given one to review from babysnazz.com for SIMPLE. And I have worn Chris and Lydia (toddlers) in Andrea's BECO. But this was the first time I tried to wear Nate (an infant). When I finally got him in and snug...


it was great:) I'm actually looking forward to grocery shopping... it's going to be soo nice with the BECO:)

Did I mention Nate slept through all the noise, playing and trying to get him in the BECO?? Nate slept the ENTIRE trip... from the house, library, drive thru, lunch, playtime, BECO fitting and then car ride home. He woke only when his siblings left the van for naptime... I guess the van got tooo quiet... LOL!!

So our outing - just the 5 of us - went well. I did nap!! And hoping to get into bed early tonight!

5 comments:

Jenny said...

That is so wonderful that your first day out went well! I can't believe Nate slept through all of that!

Drea said...

I had a great time 2!! and def like the church better than being at the actual restaurant... more room for the kids... even tho it was REALLY LOUD... our halls echo a lot lol, they should install some carpet and padded walls dont you think? HAHA...

Im loving the beco 2! I used mine last night again at the store.

Stam House said...

wow sound like a great time!!!! You must have been tired that evening!!! And Nate is a very good sleeper :-)

Angela said...

I am so PROUD of you!!!! You did great. It's hard to belive it's only been two weeks. You've done so well, so quickly.

I was also impressed with how well your children did. Great job to Momma and Kids! :)

Jessica D. said...

I'm so happy that you pastor wives are able to be so close. It's great that you are there for each other and are able to understand what each other goes through with ministry and family.