‘Just the 2 of Us’ 2015 – #3
Driving home from school last Thursday, our eldest Isis Mae, decided to tell me that she needed various things for her school trip the day after. Hmm…. this was interesting as we were nearly home, we had no spare money, there wouldn’t be a great deal of shops open once James was back from work, and she had to be at school early the next day. Panic struck. Nanny to the rescue, James’ mum said they would pay for the parts that Isis needed so once James was home from work, I took Miss Isis off to Sports Direct to buy her the things she needed.
This is so rare, being able to go shopping with Isis on my own. It just doesn’t happen. So we decided to not rush and take our time weighing up the best options, price wise and fashionably. She was so excited for her trip but was going to be outdoors for the majority of it and the weather was freezing. We worked out what she needed, she had no trainers, well, she has some twinkle toes but they will not cut it for rock climbing, and also, they’re brand new, if she still fit in her old ones, maybe she could’ve worn those but… yep, trainers were a necessity. She has some school pumps but informed me that one of those was missing. Why do they always lose one? As it was so cold, she needed base layers…. to be honest I was quite frustrated that school would plan such a heavy outdoor themed trip at this time of year… she also needed some waterproofs. She had a new tracksuit for Christmas (pictured above) from my Auntie so she had decided she would like to wear that. I told her that so long as she kept her waterproofs on outside she could wear it, as her brand new tracksuit was supposed to be for to and from dance on a Saturday.
We enjoyed looking around together, because of the practical need that was involved Isis didn’t really get too much choice other than my asking when I picked up said base layers, ‘are these okay?, do you like these?’ etc. when it came to the trainers again, we were focussing on flexibility, grip as they would be used for rock climbing, and walking in frosty conditions. I found a pair that would be suitable but they weren’t the most attractive. Isis found a pair that she loved, they were a pink version of some teal ones that I own. She tried them on and was really excited to buy them. So they were a definite.
I found a great half-price outdoor coat that was waterproof, a brilliant walkers jacket. Isis requested the purple version, there were pink, black and purple. She loves purple, so purple it was. I could see she was getting the shopping bug and looking eagerly around at tracksuits too. I reminded her that she had a tracksuit she could wear already at home. We then went to the supermarket to buy some lucozade etc. to go in her pack lunch the next day so she would have plenty of energy. She loves to push the trolley until it gets a bit heavy and therefore difficult to steer, that’s when I take over. She helped me pack the shopping, it’s so sweet, she always wants to do that now. Even Shayla has started joining in recently. It’s cute but difficult in the small space, you know the expression…. too many chefs spoiled the broth.
When we returned home she put on a fashion show for Daddy to show him what we had bought:
First were the base layers, that definitely showed off her slight frame
Then she put her tracksuit over the top which is the top picture in this post, then she tried on her waterproof trousers and jacket
She was so excited to go the next day, off she went to bed absolutely beaming. I was so grateful that Nanny had been able to help us financially. We would’ve gladly paid if we’d had it as she was just so excited. It was definitely worth the cost (I know that’s easy for me to say when it wasn’t us paying, but you know what I mean).
When she awoke the next day, I told her to also wear a long sleeved t-shirt above her base layer and below her tracksuit. She chose this t-shirt that we purchased in our Boxing Day haul 2013, probably the last time we went shopping together, just the two of us.
She definitely is a Daddy’s girl, so like him in character, mannerisms and just loves being with him. I love spending time with her as she reminds me of him so much. Our little comedian. Isis wrote a blog post about her trip to Hothersall Lodge, so proud of how she loves to be part of the blog. You can read about her trip if you click here. Hothersall Lodge asked to include it on their Facebook page and website. Very proud.
If you’ve had any quality one on one time with any of your littlies this week please link up below.
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