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Friday, April 30, 2010

Funfilled Family Friday

Today was Geoff's first day off in 10 days...meaning.... we haven't really seen that much of him lately. So I have really been looking forward to this weekend because...well...I've missed him! And Parker has, too! (and I am sure Grace has too!)

I decided to let Geoff sleep in a bit, so we got a pretty slow start to the day....which I normally hate due to afternoon naps and blablabla. We ended up not leaving the house until about 11:15am. But we didn't let that slow us down!

If you'll remember....I have been having this long-time problem (approx 6 months) of putting Parker to bed and her staying in her bed! I have shed many a tear over this. But the good news is.....we are doing SO much better now! (How this has come about deserves a post in and of itself, so I'll share it with you another day.)

And since she has been doing so well, I have been telling her we'd take her to the 'toy store' to get her a Buzz and Woody doll from the movie Toy Story. (Geoff got both Toy Story and Toy Story 2 for Parker a few weeks ago and she loves those movies....and we really like them, too! We're really excited because Toy Story 3 will be coming out soon and we are going to take her to a real movie theater for the first ever! I am so excited to see what she thinks about the big screen...and am especially excited because she will already be familiar with the characters in the movie that we are I am hoping this will help keep her interest. She is 2, though, so we'll see!)

Getting to the point....(I realize it takes me a while. I'd try to change it and say write less, but this is me! :)

We headed out to Stonebriar Mall because after googling the dolls that I thought I wanted her to have, it looked like we could only get them at The Disney Store (this may or may not be true)....and this is where the closest store is to us.

So right when we got to the mall, we ate at Chic-fil-A. Parker was mesmerized by the carousel that we told her she could ride after we ate. And we were excited, too, because she has never ridden the carousel before and we thought she'd really like it.

And she did!

Parker and I (me and Parker? I can never remember the proper grammer rule for this. If you know- could you tell me in the comments? Thanks.) before her ride.

All around that carousel are these candy dispensers and she wanted one SO bad. Since we didn't have a quarter....we told her we'd go to the candy store (we were just in one of those moods like "let's just make this a good, fun day").

I never fully appreciated the statement "like a kid in a candy store" until today. ;)

After Candy World...we went to The Disney Store. She kept asking, "Where's Buzz? Where's Woody?"

There were quite a few to choose from....and in our minds we thought we wanted her to have the real 'doll' she'd carry it around and love it like Andy did in the movie. But those dolls were expensive...and well...let's get real...I don't think anything will ever come between her and her Lovey.

So we ended up getting these little figures that were much cheaper and she loves them.
Geoff and I talked about how just because we had a certain doll in our head that we wanted to get her, she didn't have that idea....she just wanted a "Buzz" and a "Woody"....and that's what she got! It's so cute watching her play with them. Can't believe how fast she's growing up! {wiping tear}

Baby Grace was sleeping away this whole time. Her sweet feet were sticking out of her blanket.

Then before we left...Parker got to ride one last time with her Daddy.

Oh...and Grace woke up right before their ride started.

We then headed to Ikea where we bribed Parker with popcorn to keep her in the shopping cart and we scurried through to the end before she was done! works! (at least for now)

And to finish off our day...we went to Popcorn Papa and got a bag of pickle flavored popcorn and pizza flavored popcorn. This stuff is so addicting! We first tried this stuff at my friend Kelli's son's birthday party this past September, and just recently had it is Payton's birthday. Go try it if you haven't before!

I'm pooped, to say the very least. Looking forward to tomorrow.....we have absolutely NO plans!!! :)


Snider Family said...

Wow looks like a great day! We have been missing Darrin alot lately too. It's the end of the project so he is working even later hours and continues to work Saturdays. I think he has seen both Reagan and I for 15 minutes before going to bed. So we miss him too!

As for the I and me. I heard, not sure how I remember this, but if you say your sentence without the other person and use either I or me that is how you tell which one is correct. However, I may be wrong.

So like, " Here is a picture of Parker and me." You would take out Parker and say, "Here is a picture of me." OR "Here is a picture of I." Since "me" sounds more correct you would use me. Does that make sense? I could be wrong, but that is what I have always gone by!

Glad you 4 were able to have a great day together!

Viv said...

What a wonderful day!

Jodie said...

What a great day! And in my opinion, a great place to spend the day! I love that mall. That is always a special treat to take the kids to the Disney store.

Kristin said...

Looks like such a fun day!!!!! How was the pizza popcorn??

Megan said...

Aww! What a fun day! I think I want to ride that carousel! Looks like fun! :-)

Popcorn Papa...yummmmmmy!!!

Kelli @ Our Growing Family said...

What a fun day! Makes me want to have a family day too!

I like your point about Parker not knowing what doll you had in mind. Makes perfect sense and I completely agree.

I agree with Erin about I and me. I think I LEARNED that when I was TEACHING 4th grade. haha! Yep....some things I learned as I taught! :)


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