This morning Eli woke up at the happy hour of 6:15 a.m. (it's better than 5:30, right?) We had breakfast, played for a while, danced to last night's American Idol results show, and then it was 7:30. I decided we might have time to run to Target really fast before his first nap - I have been meaning to go for weeks now, but things were too busy and I never made it over there.
We arrived at Target at 7:42 a.m. I took Eli out of the car, walked up to the doors... and realized it wouldn't open until 8 a.m. Aahh! So I waited around for 18 minutes with my starting-to-get-sleepy little boy... (not the best way to start of a shopping trip! He was a trooper though.)
I found some fun, cute basics (for me). My favorite thing? (this will sound so lame but bear with me) Shorts with just a little elastic! I got a dark blue pair for $16.99. Such a deal! I love that they don't look like elastic shorts, but they have the comfort factor.
AND... at least with this pair, I can bend over and not feel like my rear end is showing - it almost seems like the elastic helps keep the shorts in the right place, where they belong (rather than just gaping open). I got the Juniors' Mossimo Bermuda Shorts in Carbon. I will admit - there are definitely more hip shorts out there, but these are perfect for summertime activities with Eli - going to the park, beach, etc.
Lastly, I wanted to share the link to a recipe for Blondie Bars that looks SO fantastic. I can't wait to try this recipe! The special ingredients that make these bars stand out? Peanut butter, peanuts, cinnamon, chocolate chips, coconut... (sorry to those with peanut allergies) All of my favorite things - Yum.
*I found this recipe on Tastespotting - I added it to my Google Reader list and it has tons of great recipes from different food blogs every day - . It's easy to just scroll through (on the Reader) and click on the pictures that jump out at me. The picture is from the blog, The Kitchen Sink.
**This really is the last thing - but I learned an HTML tip that might be useful for other bloggers - if you put a link in your post and want it to open in another screen (you'll see what I mean if you click on the links in this post) - go to Edit HTML (the tab next to Compose), find the html reference to the link, and just after the link and quotation marks (but before the greater than sign (>), type target=blank. It's pretty easy!