Oh, this girl. I can’t believe she’s eleven years old. It seems so old, yet, after a day with her and her friend I was reminded over and over that she’s still pretty young. That made my heart happy.
She started her day bright and early with the one thing she wanted more than anything else in the world.
She was squealing with delight!
Alan is in Florida this weekend so we did a video chat with him for morning presents. Fortunately Mandy had made plans for the day so they were up early too. Eve didn’t have to wait THAT long to open her presents!
I made scones and we had a nice morning. I measured Eve on the wall on our new measuring stick. She’s 5’1″ and growing taller every second! I eventually was able to round them up (they were pretty wound up!) and got them in the car for a day of adventure. We picked up Eve’s bestie, put on an awesome audio book, and headed to the trampoline park!
The SkyZone check-in lady offered us the option to “upgrade” to two hours instead of just one, but I think one was plenty. They all wanted to leave five minutes before our time was even up! They were exhausted! I jumped too, but there are no photos of that. :) Lex spent a lot of time on the dodge ball “court” and loved it!
Everyone was hungry after all that jumping, so we headed to the OG.
Once we had eaten way more than we should have, we headed to the mall! Or more precisely, Build-A-Bear!
We did a lap around the mall and the kids all griped about the stores. We passed Victoria’s Secret and PINK and the kids were uncomfortable and made comments about how awkward the stores were. One even said, “There are children around for goodness sake!” We passed a few other stores with underwear models and the kids kept commenting on how unnecessary and inappropriate they were. Good kids! Then we stopped at a toy store. On the way out the girls noticed a Motherhood Maternity store nearby and started making the same comments about awkwardness. I tried to defend that store, saying pregnant women need clothes too. They didn’t get it. I asked which was more awkward for them, VS or MM? They couldn’t decide. I said, “Maybe they should be closer together because if you start wearing clothes from Victoria’s Secret you’ll probably need the maternity clothes soon after.” Totally just making a joke. Their reactions were PRICELESS! Huh? Heads cocked, noses crunched, eyes confused. “Why?” they asked. I burst out laughing and walked away. I wish I had a camera for those looks. I texted Sarah’s mom about it to give her a heads up about possible topics that may come up later, but when we dropped Sarah off it came up within minutes! Lisa asked how was the mall and the girls immediately started talking about all the inappropriate stores and displays. LOL! Still little girls. Even at Claire’s they commented on the ridiculousness of the little makeup compacts and double mirrors. “Who needs two mirrors?!” said Eve. “Who even needs one in their bag?” added Sarah! :)
We got back in the car for a quiet ride home. And sweaty. Turns out I have to get the AC fixed in my car! It was sunny and in the 50’s today, so the car felt like an oven. Not complaining though!!
We dropped Sarah off to have dinner with her mom. It’s her mom’s birthday today too. Wasn’t it nice of her to share her daughter with us for the day?! Then we headed home. The plan was to dye Easter eggs and watch Coco with dinner. Instead we all checked out into our own things. (Minecraft, Harry Potter audio book, and Facebook — I’ll let you guess who did what!)
Tomorrow is Easter and we have a low-key day planned. I’m hoping to sleep late and read the Sunday paper. The kids are hoping to dye Easter eggs, then hide them. :) I have little baskets planned for them, but nothing too exciting. We’ve invited a friend over for dinner, which will probably be pizza. I should do some homework and lesson planning in there too. But now, wine and laundry!
Happy Birthday to Miss Eeveecat! May she forever be wild and free. <3 <3