Saturday, 12 July 2008


Saturdays at the Team T-Lo house begin sometime around 7:00 a.m.

Logan wakes up and calls out "dadadad" or "mumumum" from his crib. Terry stretches and gets his butt out of bed. Tawny stays sleeping because Saturday is her day to get some rest.

Logan and daddy have a lovely breakfast together and hang out watching music videos and TV shows until Tawny comes downstairs. Tawny sleeps in and then plays around on the laptop in the bedroom, writes a blog or two and gets some much needed mommy-time. Then she gets her butt out of bed and goes downstairs to greet her family.

We then all head back upstairs and get ready to meet the day. Get dressed, showered, brushed, etc. At 10:30 a.m. we pack up the diaper bag and head to Logan's favourite place in the world - The M-A-L-L. We always spell it during the week or Logan will be sure to voice his displeasure at not going to the Mall immediately.

In the car as soon as it reaches a point where little Loags can see the heavenly place, he starts calling out: "Mall! Mall!"

We park in the "reserved for parents with infants" section right near the door and head in.
At the foodcourt, we eat our lunch and share all the various foods with Logan. Then we head to the only real reason to be there - The Playpark!

Logan loves to run around with all the other little kids and scream and jump and climb. Terry is very patient and follows the little one everywhere to make sure the bigger kids don't knock him down.

Once playpark starts getting a little old and Logan starts getting tired, we head for a diaper change in the family change room they have set up at the mall. Then we get in the car and head out for errands. Logan falls asleep almost immediately after we put him in his carseat.

We drive around for about an hour, stopping at the fabric store, or the bank or the grocery store - wherever we need to go. Then we usually drive around scoping out neighbourhoods that we eventually want to live in. Checking out the houses for sale etc. Fun times.

When Logan wakes up, we head home. Mommy does laundry. Terry gets Logan an afternoon snack. After that, the schedule is pretty much whatever Team T-Lo feels like doing. Maybe a bar-b-que? Maybe a little time at the park? or in the wading pool? Maybe we stay home and watch movies because of the rain? Who knows?

But that morning schedule is always the same and has been for months now. So, I'd better get going. Gotta go downstairs and greet my family and head to the M-A-L-L!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like an awesome way to spend your Saturdays! And play parks rule when you are little. Caitlyn gets disappointed if we're going to the m-a-l-l and end up at the one without a play area. Come visit someday and we'll show Logan the play parks in our 'hood. We know them well!

Julie said...

Sounds wonderful! Does the mommy get to browse in the shops while the two guys play?

Tawny said...

Actually I do! I run all the various errands while the two boys play. Mostly I just end up at London Drugs, picking up photos, shampoo, sippy cups, etc. But sometimes I go off on my own and shop. It's a nice little break!