Thursday, May 03, 2007

Going Out

This was the scene at our house today.

I realize that I'm only comfortable in v-necked shirts. Round neck shirts make me feel like I'm choking. I blame the bigger boobs. I only have two v-necked shirts and I've been wearing them back and forth for the past 16 days.

Karen and I talk about it and we decide to take Kylie on her first real outing that doesn't include a hospital or doctor's visit. We're going to buy some shirts! Woo-hoo!! We change Kylie, feed her, burp her, take a bunch of pictures and then load her in the carseat.

We start to leave and I realize I don't have any burp cloths in her diaper bag.
We start to leave again and I realize that I need a snack bar and some water for the trip.
We start to leave again (actually make it to the garage this time) and I forget to grab the diaper bag.
We're sitting in the car and we realize that we didn't load the stroller in to the trunk.
We're in the car, on the road, when I remember that I have a gift to return at one of the stores we're going to. We circle the block and pull BACK in to the garage and grab the gift.

Whew!! How crazy is that?! But then again, it's just our first outing. Hopefully we will get better at this!

For now, I'll just leave you with some new pictures. (PS- I did put a sweater and blanket around the baby for her outing. I don't want our family to think that I'm freezing the baby)



Holly said...

Love the pictures!
Your journey made me laugh.
The first 10 escapades out of the house, it took us 4-5 tries to get out. You do get better at it, I think. We're not so good at it even now.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy and Karen,
You don't know me.... I found your blog thru another blog link. Sort of like a friend of a friend, ya know? ;)
I just wanted to say that my partner and I are around the same ages as you two and we are in a long distance relationship. She has 3 children and I have none of my own but it has been my greatest dream so I really love reading your blog and seeing your beautiful Kylie!
You 3 make a sweet family! Best, Lori

Stacey said...

Cute pictures! Love the dress!!

We also forgot stuff on some of our trips out of the house. :P

Ethan Barry's Momma said...

Yay for you on your first outing. Too funny reading your description of the events leading to your eventual departure. I still have some of those moments now...hehe.

I also love your clarification on how you dressed Kylie...I do the same thing. On our blog yesterday, I noted that I actually do put pants on Ethan since he is without them in so many pics for easier crawling. :)


Anonymous said...

You did great! I remember those days well! Thanks for the story and the pictures! She is more beautiful every time I see her.

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures you posted! Keep em comin! You have such a beautiful family! Don't worry about forgetting kids are 12 and 14 and I still forget things all the time! If it wasn't for my wife I would be completely lost!

hotomiky said...

Oh you make me laugh with the first outing.. :o)

You will get better. I always leave a diaper or two, baby wipes and extra clothes in the car. In case if you forgot again and you dont have to drive back home. :o)

Cute baby! Lovely!

Kerry Lynn said...

I have been out MANY times with the twins already and I STILL forget stuff. A few days ago I forgot nipples for the bottles...had formula in the bottles but just caps on the bottles. I had to buy new bottles at the store cause I was on my way to an appointment and didn't have time to go back home.

Michelle said...

She is such a doll. Thank you for sharing the pictures with all of us. Seeing her makes me want my next sticky BFP NOW!! hehe!

Merr said...

She's sooooo cute! I love all her hair!

Alayna said...

She's sooooo cute! And you two are glowing, too. Congrats on your first outing!

Caroline said...

This post made me laugh. I don't have any kids, but I have heard that it takes a while getting used to all the things you must take with you.

And Kylie is so darn cute. I love the picture with her and Karen. Too cute.

Anonymous said...

Awe, she looks beautiful!I promise, the outings do get easier. We actually had an over-night with Thaya this weekend... you could imagine what our car looked like. One small bag for DH and I, and all the rest was hers! We just stood back and laughed for a few minutes before we left :P