Another Saturday with too many activities crammed in – shopping, yard work, library, etc. But it still makes a nice change from the monotony of the week. I spent too much money at Staples this morning buying print cartridges and CD-Rs. We plan on storing our photos (from a digital camera) and videos on them. Since we didn’t get a DVD burner, we’ll have to go the computer to view them, but that’s not the end of the world. I think it won’t be long that we will regret not getting that DVD burner with the computer, but I suppose we can always install one later. I still do print off the better photos to put in regular albums, but since I have a hard time deleting all of the multitudes of images I put on the camera, burning them on to CDs will be a lot easier and cheaper than printing them all.
We went to the mall for the second time in a week to look for work clothes for Jeryl. The girls were not well-behaved, which was no surprise, so I don’t know we always keep taking them places. Sophie runs through the racks of clothes, and doesn’t stay in my sight; just begging to be snatched away by an evil stranger. Kate goes crazy if she has to stay in the stroller, is uncomfortably heavy to carry, and doesn’t want to be carried anyway. She really wants to crawl all over the dirty floor of JC Penney. Once she is walking more consistently, I’m getting out the kiddie leash! I bought it for Sophie, but she was already too independent and strong-willed at that point, and so we never could use it. But I hope if I start Kate on it from the get-go, she will accept it. Jeryl is not that keen on the idea, however, so I may have to forgo its use when he is around. I know a lot of people think they are horrible, but let someone just come and try to say something to me about it! If I were a toddler I would rather be on a cute little Elmo harness and leash, moving my little legs, than stuck in a stroller. So really it’s a kindness to the child!