The Ashleys

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Independent Mama

I remember when Kaylee was first born and I got the go ahead to start driving after my c-section we NEVER stayed home.. I remember going everywhere with Ethan in a stroller and Kaylee in one of those little baby slings. Mall, flea markets, Ham Festivals, etc. James worked a TON of hours and I couldn't imagine leaving my precious baby with anyone else or even worse sitting at home..

Today the kids and I made a trip to Tiger Town, we went to TJ Maxx, Ross, Rue 21, Kohls, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Alumni Hall. We ran into McDonalds and had lunch.. We made a quick stop at Plato's Closet and got SOAKED in the flood that hit Auburn today. After that we ran to the big mall and hit JC Penney (twice), Body Central, Aeropostale, and Dillards. Then as exhausted as I was I took them to Walmart so I could pick up groceries for dinner.. That sounds like a lot but after we leave the gym in the mornings this is what our typical day looks like while Daddy is at work. Just the three of us

I never realized all of this was a big deal to people but it seems like I log in to facebook on a daily basis and I see mothers who "can't" go grocery shopping because their husbands are working late and they have no one to babysit. Don't get me wrong I LOVE my solo trips to Walmart it's like a mini vacation, but when did parents get so lazy?  I feel like I deserve an award!!

Also you can't get super cute pics like this leaving the kids at home. :)

The mall three times in one week.. We didn't ride the train today. 


Another mall trip.

Pool time

Chick Fil-A

J and M Bookstore

Sometimes it's hard and I need a break but I love being home with my babies. I am so grateful for an AMAZING husband who makes this possible.

1 comment:

  1. Love that you take your little ones with you everywhere!