January 19, 2009

Cute Shoes... and Nothing to Do!

God, I love 4-day-weekends! Tyler's, that is. I love my kids SO much, but it is truly a breath of fresh air to have him home and helping out. I would be a completely different person is he had a 4-day-weekend each week, I swear!

We've had a pretty busy weekend so far. Friday night, we went to a family fun night at the local primary school and spent some time with the girls. Saturday, we ran several errands during the day and took the girls swimming at the employees club. It was Little A's first time in the pool, and she loved it. Sassy spent the entire (short) time shivering from the core and saying she was cold. She is so sensitive to cool water! Then, Saturday night, my mom's group had a MNO game night at my friend Laura's house, so Lynzee and I got read to head to that.

The times that I get dressed up, put make-up on, and actually "do" my hair are so few and far between that I usually take advantage of these MNO's to do so. Even if we aren't really doing anything fancy. Anyway, last time my mom was in town, we went shopping and I found these really cute shoes that I just had to have. My mom agreed that they were adorable but questioned how often I would wear them. I bought them anyway. When Tyler saw them, he about flipped. He swore up and down that I would never wear those shoes and they would just sit in my closet and (blah, blah, blah)...

So, as I got ready for MNO, I decided that I was going to wear my shoes. The funny part is that I probably wore them for a total of 5 minutes. I drove, so I wore flip-flops to do so. Then, we take our shoes off at Laura's, so I basically wore them from the car to the front door. HA! Still counts, right? Anyway, I had Ty take a picture of me and my cute shoes before I left the house, and I thought I'd share. Forgive my pose... I must have been channeling my college days or something!
On Sunday, we decided that we were going to take Sassy and Little A to do "somefin fun". We wanted it to be about the girls and just forget about all our grown-up responsibilities momentarily. So, we decided to take them to Chuck E. Cheese. We drove up, and the place was packed. We took the girls our of the car and went in, but there was a huge wait. Attempt #1- unsuccessful.

Next, we decided to see if we could find a movie theater that was playing a good kids movie. We drove to the first theater- they were indeed showing Bolt, but the parking lot was deserted. It was after noon on a Sunday- when to matinees start these days? So, we drove to another theater. Parking lot- packed! Kids movie- not so much. Attempts #2 and #3- unsuccessful.

Right next to said theater is a bowling alley, so we thought it might be fun to do that. Sassy had never been bowling. Once again, we unloaded everyone from the car and went inside. Well, we told them what we wanted, and it was going to be almost $40 for the three of us to bowl for 30 minutes. I just couldn't bring myself to do it. What happened to paying by the game and taking your time? I felt really bad telling Sassy that we were going to leave, but I thought that was a bit much. Man, I must be getting old! Attempt #4- unsuccessful.

I was feeling a bit defeated, and we decided to grab a light lunch and run into Gymboree and Baby Gap to use our Gymbuck and do an exchange. There is a fountain in the shopping center that Sassy likes to visit and toss in pennies to make a wish. I suggested doing that so at least she felt like we did something. Yeah, it was pretty much a huge hit! Nothing like some free entertainment. She probably threw in 25 pennies, and then literally ran circles around the fountain until she was "tired" (self-proclaimed). Success!


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Erin said...

Ooh, I love your shoes. And you dress your kids so darn cute!!!

Kevin, Mandy and Emma said...

Love the shoes. Definately a worth while purchase!

Tyler said...

Their just shoes, I bet the bottoms aren't even scuffed. She complained her feet hurt later. I bet it was from those five minutes.

Good pics of Heath though. I guess their worth it if they get her to smile like that and make a fool of herself.