Thursday, August 5, 2010

We're Baaaack

I suppose we'll never escape Florida completely, but that's how I prefer it. So far I have found visiting is much more pleasant than being a permanent resident.

We hit the road again yesterday to make our way down to Orlando.  Robert is spending a few days at the Wonder Works Orlando while Evan and I take advantage of a nice hotel and make our mark in the shopping mecca of the southeast.  Unfortunately making our mark will consist mostly of browsing, but there are a few stores that I'll be hitting up that I don't get the chance to visit very often.  Hello H&M...


Evan and I ventured out this morning to the Florida Mall where many high end designer stores can be found.  I would normally go to all the great designer outlet stores, but the Florida Mall has H&M which is known to be extremely affordable, but still stylish.  I was more than disappointed that I had to skip over the entire first floor since my body won't be fitting in any regular-sized clothing any time soon.  I headed up to the kids department instead where, to my surprise, I also found a maternity section.  Evan scored a pair of "designer" jeans and a shirt while I took advantage of a great sale and bought two shirts for this ever-expanding belly.  Our visit was short due to Evan's demands to go "bye bye!"  He absolutely hates to shop.  Every store that I tried to stroll him into after that he kicked and screamed until I turned around.  Thank you for the huge candy store where I was able to purchase a ring pop (his favorite) to distract him.  I compromised and only took him to a couple of other stores.


Evan was happy to be heading back to the hotel, but instead of smiling he finds it way more entertaining to make funny faces at the camera.  His school pictures should be interesting.

While baby boy is napping I am finishing up some work and may possibly nap myself - I always say that, but never do.  We're taking it poolside when Evan gets up since all I've heard since we got back is "pool, pool, pool."  Evan spent at least 10 minutes staring out the window at the pool below.  I must say - it looks inviting.



We're also expecting Amanda and Scott tonight.  They are spending the next couple of days with us here in Orlando.  Yeah.

3 comments:

Score said...

H&M! we may have to swing by there....

Clark Family Blog said...

We LOVE Wonder works. I also have to agree... I find it MUCH nicer to visit Fl, then living there. Enjoy the nice hotel and the shopping ( By the way the IKEA in Orlando is NICE.) If you get time you might want to check it out.

Amanda said...

Faith - one of my main reasons for tagging along was to hit up IKEA. Have my list in hand... :)