Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Girls Weekend

My mom, sisters, and I decided to make a new tradition of taking a trip to Kansas City one weekend each year to do some shopping.  This year my sister and I had new babies and are still nursing so we were planning on bringing the babes, but my sis got out of it by having her hubby feed the babe formula for a day.  Kelly and Bo were headed back to Kelly's home town to go hunting, so Cruz was along for the ride.  He couldn't have been a better shopper!  Thank goodness!  Sorry mom, Em, and Kels...I know you're gonna LOVE these pics, but they are good memories that I have to document. :)
Here is Kelsey, mom and Cruz at American Eagle.

We made lots of purchases, but had to get out of the mall pretty quick, you can definitely tell the holiday season is beginning.  After 7 1/2 hours of shopping we checked into our hotel, which happened to be the same one Emmy and Heath had stayed at last December.  We took our shoes off and had a few drinks to relax before we went out to eat.  Kelsey insisted we get "dolled up" before going out.
Here is Kelsey teasing Emmy's hair while mom takes note.

And the finished product.

Aww...Kels, you're so darn cute.

We were ready to head to the restaruant around 9 P.M.  We had a short detour on the way due to the lack of our directional skills and made it to Carraba's around 9:30 P.M.  We were tired and hungry by then!! (And maybe a little tipsy too...ahem.) 
Here we are drinking our wine and waiting for our food.

Cruz slept like a champ throughout the night. I was worried he would keep everyone up, but I think the poor little guy was worn out from all the shopping we did.  The next day it was pouring outside and we were suppose to go to the outdoor mall...oh yes, and did I mention we were driving a truck?!?  We had to hit up Wal-Mart before anything so we could wrap our luggage and purchases in trash bags before we went anywhere.  Oh...if I had only gotten pictures of mom and Emmy transferring all of our stuff into trash bags in the back of the truck in the pouring rain in the middle of Wally World parking lot!!!  It was a hoot, to say the least! 
After eating at IHOP and the trash bag ordeal we were tempted to hit the road home, but Emmy had spotted a shoe warehouse on our detour to the restaurant the night before so we figured we could at least do a little shoe shopping before heading home.  We could've spent all day and thousands of dollars at the shoe store, but Cruzie wasn't having it so we decided to give the outdoor mall a drive by then head home.  Oh how the kiddos and husbands at home were excited to see us when we returned!  Can't wait til next year when we can go minus any children and maybe hit up a few casinos for our evening out....hmm, we'd better not plan on doing any shopping on our second day if we're going gambling girls!!


Michelle said...

What a fun weekend!! You girls look fantastic! :)

Kylie said...

Sounds like a great tradition!! You guys totally make me want to have another daughter, so Lilah can have a sister to do stuff like this with!