Yesterday I really wanted to get out of the house and that we definitely did. Robert's mom actually had a day off from cleaning and baby-sitting so we took advantage of some time to spend with her. After I dropped off my sweet sister at home (I love her so much!... we had so much fun together), I came home and got myself and the kids cleaned up and Robert got cleaned up and we were off for a busy day. It was already 2 by then (yeah, we were off to a late start) and we were hungry so we stopped at The Golden Eggroll for some deelicious Chinese food for lunch. It was really, really good. I don't know why but for some reason lately I'm really digging the Chinese food. After that we went to the swap meet in Phoenix to look for Baily's flower girl dress for Emely's (our niece's) wedding. We found the cutest dress and I can't wait for her to wear it in July. Plus is was only $27... score! By the way... you may be wondering why we went shopping when we're so broke. Well, let's just say we didn't really pay for hardly anything- my MIL is very generous and I'm so grateful to her for that. Anyway Baily got this really cute puppy dog toy that her Abuela bought her and she loved it. And when she saw all the kiddy rides she just had to ride the carousel. She used to be too scared to ride them but not this time. She hopped ride on and had so much fun riding it. It was pretty ghetto but Robert was there with her in case it fell apart. The person running it was pretty freaky. I really couldn't tell you if it was a male or female. He/she was friendly though and very informative. Did you know that a carousel goes counter-clockwise and a merry go round goes clockwise? And also, a carousel only has horses whereas a merry go round can have all different kind of animals. Thank you carousel worker for informing me of all his interesting info!! Lol... it was fun. After we left there we weren't sure where to go but we didn't want to go home yet. We decided on going to AZ Mills mall. I needed to get some Sunday clothes for my big boy and Robert wanted to look at suits since he needed one really bad and we have all these events coming up like weddings , baby blessings and so forth. Well his mom was nice enough to offer to pay for it and let us pay her back when we get our tax refund. So he ended up getting this really nice suit and I must say he looked so hot and handsome in it. And I scored big time at The Children's Place because they were having a sweet sale. I got 2 Sunday outfits and 2 pairs of pjs for only $25. Nice! I love me a good deal. And the clothes are so cute. I was also able to meet up with Emely and her friend and my SIL Martha. I had planned earlier in the week to go with Emely dress shopping since I'm one of her bridesmaids but I postponed our trip since I can't afford to buy the dress right now. Well I was able to meet them at the dress store in the mall and help her pick out the dresses and make sure she was able to have all her bridesmaids find the right dress so that was fun. After that all of us (Robert, Baily, Joaquin, Cande, Martha, Emely, her friend and I) all went to the Garcia's in the mall for some grubbin'. We got it all free thanks to Robert's brother who is a manager there. Sa-weet! I love me some free food... especially good free food. It was a lot of fun to spend some nice easy-goin' time with my Dominguez side of the family. We laughed and just enjoyed each other's company which was great. I love being a part of this family. By the end of our meal we were all so tired. Baily had been such a trooper all day. Even though she was super tired and hadn't had a nap she didn't cry or whine all day and was so pleasant. I love when she's like that! My poor little Joaquin was so tired and probably sick of being toted around all day so he wasn't quite as pleasant. He was pretty fussy all day and wore us out since he wanted to be held and isn't quite on the "light" side. Emely was able to finally get him to sleep at the restaurant as long as she was standing and rocking him. He can be fussy though since most of the time he's a really laid-back non-crying baby. And plus he's so dang cute that he can do whatever he wants! After we were full and satisfied we all headed home. Baily played for a while with her daddy making him all sorts of concoctions in her kitchen and then as soon as she laid down she was out. Yesterday was a really fun day and I'm so grateful for days like that!
#26- Mackenzie's sweet, meek, gentle and loving spirit.