Boy did I have a great day last Thursday! I headed to Winnipeg in the morning, to finally do the blood test for allergy testing. I should find out in 2 weeks if there are any food allergies causing my eczema problems. That will be so good to know!
To be honest, I was little bit nervous to take both of my kids with me, with no help. I haven't ever done this before, and driving downtown made me a bit nervous. I wasn't sure that Rowan would listen to me, and I didn't know how I was going to keep us all safe! I prayed about it on the way there, and I know for sure that my mom was praying too :) She had offered to take Rowan for the day, last minute, but he wanted to come with me.
Everything seemed to go well. We found a parking space right away, there wasn't a huge wait at the lab, and Rowan listened fairly well! He did try to steal a bandaid from the lab though :) He liked looking at all the different medical supplies on the little table.
After the blood test, we headed to Dairy Queen for lunch. Rowan ate his fries and ice cream, and Bria munched on some fries and the inside of the chicken strips (I ate the breading, YUM!) After lunch, which was so much fun, we drove a couple blocks to a school playground to play for a while. We had about an hour before we had to be at our next destination, which was actually only a few doors down from the school.
The kids played for a while, but it was just sooo hot! We sat in the shade for a while, and then headed back to the car for our stuff.
The next part of our day was SO AWESOME!! I finally got to meet with the Winnipeg Babywearers group!!!!!!!! I've been chatting with them online for months already, and I could never make it to the meetings. This meeting was just an informal get-together, so no 'business' or anything, but I did get to meet a lot of the moms.
These women are so nice! Most of them live in this neighborhood that reminded me of a bunch of hippies! In fact, one of the moms had these amazing dreads and a long flowy skirt. She designs children's clothes and boy were they ever adorable! Her son had this little elf hat on that she had made!
I got to see a few carriers that I have never seen in real life before. Like a Becco 4th Generation, and a Babyhawk (yes, I've never seen a Babyhawk before!). I loved both, and if we had had more time, I would have tried them on too. It was just waaay too hot though, and we couldn't stay too long.
I had brought all my carriers along to show them, since I didn't know if I'd ever make it to a 'formal' meeting. The ladies were so kind to my homemade stash :) They actually asked if I would ever sew carriers to sell. The only thing I am considering is sewing ring slings. I just made one for a friend on Wednesday, and it was so much fun! I'm just not sure that I would like it to get too crazy. I want to have time for my kids, and I still want sewing to be fun. I think I'll just sew them here and there.