MomHTP apparently came to Charlotte to visit the Husband and me, but I think she had one thing on her mind: that baby bump.
Iâ€™m an only child (holler if youâ€™re an only child!), so this is my motherâ€™s first grandbaby, and she is very excited. She wanted to do a â€˜day of baby,â€™ so we did a lot of shopping together.
First up: our favorite thrift store, The Sleepy Poet. We were on the hunt for nursery furniture (a dresser). Nicole and my sister-in-law Sophie came, too. The five of us nearly lost one another so many times â€“ The Sleepy Poet is intensely large and overwhelming packed with goodies.
Well, some goodies are better than others! Like this sweet reclaimed barn table.
And this banginâ€™ dachshund plate (kidding).
One of these gems we purchased, and one we left behind.
The Hus and I avoid buying new leather furniture, but weâ€™re cool with thrifted leather. I guess it falls into our vegetarian gray area (and yes, that means we bought the red chair â€“ not the hideous suitcase! But as Nicole pointed out, you would never confuse your suitcase with someone elseâ€™s at baggage claimâ€¦).
We shopped until we were about to drop (fueled partially by the free popcorn that the store hands out to shopping â€“ awesome!), and then we headed to a nearby vegan restaurant called Lunaâ€™s Living Kitchen.
I ordered my new favorite, Gaiaâ€™s Treasure, which is shitake mushrooms, carrots, and broccoli tossed in a ginger sesame marinade and served over veggie rich and zucchini noodles.
And orange macaroons for dessert.
We came home for a rest and recharge session, and Mom showed me and Kristien the baby gift sheâ€™s currently crafting. Sheâ€™s making a shadow box with our two more cherished childhood toys.
Thatâ€™s me and Sleepy Dog in May of 1984.
Here is Sleepy Dog today. He was well-loved.
The Husbands lovey was simply called Bunny. Bunny has a music box inside but doesnâ€™t work anymore. I wish I could hear the tune!
Cute idea, huh? I canâ€™t wait to see what the shadow box looks like when itâ€™s finished!
After some snacks and television, we were ready to head back out to Buy, Buy Baby (told ya this was baby shopping weekend). I get super overwhelmed at stores like that but the customer service was amazing, and we walked away with a stroller and car seat. Success! Considering the last few times I walked into a baby store, I panicked and left within twenty minutes, our purchases were a-maz-ing.
Mom supplied the pizza dinner:
Many slices of gluten-free veggie pizza were consumed.
Somehow, the Husband has the energy to go to a comedy club with friends, but Mom and I are just going to relax on the couch and watch HGTV. I think that sounds enough activity after all of todayâ€™s action!