Monday, July 21, 2008
On Saturday, Matt went to the Giants game with my brother. The kids and I were going to hang out at a mall somewhere and then pick up Matt after the game. We decided to go to the Stanford Shopping Center and have Matt take the Caltrain from the city to Palo Alto. So, I wanted to go to Nordstrom and check out the Anniversary Sale (plus I was picking something up for a friend) and as soon as I walked in, I seriously had so many people staring at me/us, it was pretty funny! What was so interesting about us?? Well, I was wearing Gianna in the baby carrier and pushing the boys in the double stroller. Nevermind you that were dogs all around us (yes, inside Nordstrom!) and they weren't even seeing-eye dogs or little feeble dogs, but BIG dogs!! I guess it is normal over there to bring your dogs shopping with you, but your children, now that is just crazy! As we made our way over to the other side of the mall, I didn't even attempt to go into Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdales, I did see strollers and children and more dogs. Guess where we played? In the McDonald's play area (which is indoors), after we ate a hot fudge sundae. Finally we finished walking around the mall, made our way back to our car, and still had time to kill before Matt's train arrived. I wanted to find a Target, but according to 411, there wasn't one in Palo Alto. So, we drove around until we found a park and were able to play amongst the commoners who were sitting on the grass and playing with their children. I don't think saw any dogs there (they probably have special dog parks in that city). Anyway, it was a fun adventure and hopefully we were able to show the world that you can have 3 kids and still go shopping!