So...are you ready to hear all about it? There are a lot of pictures. You've been warned. Here we go.
We decided to spend the day in Salt Lake City. I hadn't been on the new Frontrunner so we parked our cars and hopped on the train. I loved it. It was clean and air conditioned. And I was with my four best gals.
|1. Erika, Hazel, and me|
2. Melissa and Eloise
3. Pretty little Hazel
4. Melissa and Hazel
5. Me with every wrinkle I've earned over the past 50 years.
During the ride up to SLC, the girls made an Instagram hashtag #50gramsforgramitami. They tried to post 50 pictures of the day but only made it to 33. That's okay because that's how old I feel! :)
|Here are just three of the Instagrams added:|
1. My Colorado cutie, Isabel
2. Her adorable twin brother, Milo
3. A sneeze from my newest granddaughter, Ivy!
We made it to downtown City Creek Center and shopped our hearts out. Every time I picked up something to buy, those daughters of mine would step in front of me and pay for it. I had planned to buy myself some fancy readers from Brighton. When I realized they were paying for everything, I just couldn't act excited about the glasses (even thought I was!) and said I'd just get them later.
|1. Shopping at LUSH to buy some bath bombs. Notice Erika in the background. According to her fingers, I'm only 5 years old! Thanks, E.|
2. Melissa giving me a high five as I left a kids store. Why? Well, as I was leaving, the worker looked at Eloise in the stroller and said TO ME: "Your daughter is so cute!" YES! I've still got it!
3. Melissa paying for two orange cups I fell in love with at Anthropologie.
4. Eloise polishing off my Diet Coke.
5. Eloise and me trying on the Tangled wigs in the Disney store.
We ate lunch at The Blue Lemon. I had a delicious Dirty Diet Coke. Perfection. Eloise even mocked a little kid who was screaming and not using very good manners. Picture her screaming right back and then laughing hysterically. Yup, that's what it was like.
Being the "city girls" we were, we hopped back onto TRAX and wound our way to Trolley Square so that Mel and Erika could go to Lulu Lemon and I could go to Whole Foods. We had to walk a few blocks and it was so hot. But we made it and no one cried. Not even me.
|1. Melissa and Hazel cooling off in Pottery Barn.|
2. Erika looking cool in Pottery Barn.
3. E and H in Whole Foods
5. She hasn't stopped wearing her shades since she got them at the Disney store.
It was time to head back to Provo. We navigated our way back to the Frontrunner and barely...and I DO mean barely...made it on time. The doors had closed and then miraculously they opened them back up, saving us about an hour! We were all deliriously tired and happy all at the same time.
BUT...we weren't done yet. We had to meet the husbands later for dinner. So, the girls suggested pedicures. We headed to our favorite place. I have never taken youngsters to a nail salon and let me tell you, it probably won't happen again. I held Eloise on my lap the whole time with Hazel in the car seat at my side.