This weekend we, along with Shad and Lynette, braved the Christmas crowds at two different malls. While I absolutely abhor the traffic this time of year, I think it is actually fun to shop when there are so many other people shopping. As long as the people don’t get in my way, which is pretty much impossible with such large crowds. So yeah, I guess I just contradicted myself, but that is how I feel. I like it (the crowds), but I don’t like it (people in my way).
One thing I am really thankful for is the “Expectant and New Parent Parking” that one of the malls we go to has. I think every shopping center and grocery store should adopt this practice. It is such a blessing to find one of those spots open so that we don’t have to trudge Adrianna around in the cold from clear across the huge, packed parking lots. I also found those spots a huge boon when I was hugely pregnant.
Shopping turned out to be a success. We got Adrianna a new carseat as she had outgrown her old one and a new coat. We also finished up our Christmas shopping for the most part. What a relief! We also determined that we are in dire need of a larger car. I don’t think I can take one more car trip, even a short one, cramped up in that little back seat. I love our Toyota Corolla as it has been a great, reliable car, but with our growing family (and Adrianna’s new, larger carseat) I am really seeing the need for a larger vehicle.
Adrianna discovers the Christmas Tree
Our little Reindeer