Today, we went towards Eastern Market to get some medicine at the nearby pharmacy. As we stroller back towards a park, we went by some high end baby boutique shops boasting of sales (the sales were not actually good enough to do much more than browse) and then as we meandered about, we found ourselves up in Eastern Market. I made the decision that it was probably a good time to pick up some produce. That of course extended into thoughts of do I pay $3 for a bottle of curry powder or chance it and see when our next trip to the grocery store might be? Do I buy the $2 lemonade and $2 danish so we have something sweet to nibble on besides the chips we brought with us? And the answer to that and more similar questions was, sure why not. Living in the City can be expensive quickly, mostly because we end up paying more to shop locally or in small emergency needs shops (where a gallon of milk is a whopping $6!) but even the grocery stores we can walk to are still in the City and therefore still not that much cheaper. City living is definitely different than anything I've ever experienced!
A week in, we've got a bit of a routine going on which helps the time pass a lot quicker. The kids are adjusting quite well, meanwhile Andy and I are still extremely fatigued and going to sleep complaining of our old sore bodies not accustomed to the more rigorous active lifestyle of walking everywhere.
The kids normally enjoy the morning starting at 6:30 AM, something we hope will drastically be pushed back once Spring Forward time change arrives. After Andy leaves us for work, we eat breakfast, get dressed, load the dishwasher, tidy up the dining table and either make our way out for a morning meet-up with friends or get ready for homeschooling fun.
We got consumed with making our Disneyworld t-shirts yesterday, so we didn't make it out until 2 PM. The boys enjoyed scooter time in our cement backyard and Dagny was able to nap before we made our way out. Jordan has told me a number of times that he misses all his toys. Though him and Bubba have been quite good with the limited number of toys we brought along, he was attached to this rocket we saw at the high-end baby boutique almost immediately. It was unfortunately too expensive and too big, but we took a photo so we could show Andy and Bubba (who naps everytime we head out for an afternoon stroll).
|but mom, I really want this toy to play with...|