My Uncle Poppy had a song he sang to me as a little girl that went something like: "Going mallin' with the Bates', you'll be all over town . . ." Well, we weren't exactly "all over town," but at only 18 days old, Jackson has his first trip to the mall yesterday! Justin and I took him shopping at Fair Oaks Mall to get out of the house for awhile. Since I'm nowhere close to being ready to shop for myself, Jackson did snag a pair of clearenced blue jeans and swim trunks from The Children's Place (that store has the BEST prices!). He slept the whole time, but I'm already preparing him to be a good man to shop with--just what any mommy (or other woman) wants!