At least successful in my eyes.. I got quite a bit of little man's Christmas shopping done and the house is mostly clean. We, of course, will have to clean the floors again before Thursday because they look like they could be cleaned everyday. We spent all day Saturday shopping and Grant was a real trooper. He left the house at about 8:30 to get a haircut and besides a brief stop by the house to change clothes, we were gone until about 8:00 Saturday night. We went all over the place and made a stop at Phillip's Toy Mart to see what Grant might want Santa to bring him. That was our first trip there, but certainly not the last. He had sooo much fun, and didn't even cry to take any of the toys home with us. It was a little overwhelming for me, but they had lots of neat toys that I haven't seen elsewhere. We then headed to the mall and spent the rest of the night there.
Yesterday after church, we drove around until Grant went to sleep and then WE came home and did marathon cleaning. After all of the cleaning and dinner, I ventured out to the grocery store (which I never do on Sunday night) for my last task of the weekend. I think I should have most everything we need for Thanksgiving and for our company next weekend. Daddy had taken Grant to Maggie Moo's while I was gone, and he was on a serious sugar high when I got home. He was crazy like I've never seen before, but he finally calmed down enough to go to sleep around 10:00! I don't think I sat down for more than 10 minutes or so yesterday and that was to eat dinner. When I got up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, my feet were so stiff I could barely walk...lesson learned, but the sense of accomplishment is worth the pain!
So...everyone keeps asking what we're naming this baby, and I've been a little non-committal. I was very set on a particular name early on in the pregnancy, but I've since decided that I'm pretty much ok with whatever...not sure where this came from, it's totally not my personality. As I've said before, I'm still not totally convinced that this baby is a girl, so even if we decide on something I'm not writing it in stone anywhere. That being said, we've pretty much decided we're going to call the baby Claire, but aren't sure what the rest of the name should be. We've talked about Sarah Claire (Sarah was my grandmother) and Claire Morgan. Either way, she'd just be called Claire. This is all subject to change should I think of something I like better than Claire in the next month and a half. In the meantime, which one do you like better or do you have another suggestion???? Even though Sarah is a family name, I'm not really leaning toward either one. Can't believe I'm asking this, but otherwise, we may never decide. All comments are appreciated!!