Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Girl Day...

Will was invited to go to a Sky Sox game today with his friend, so the girls and I had ourselves a little girl day.

We started the day with some fun new hairstyles from this cute hair blog. Thank you Rae and Joanne for making me aware of this blog and helping us find a way out of our hair rut!

I don't know why I didn't take a picture of Sarah before she pulled her braids out, and Abbey's hair definitely looked better earlier in the day, but you get the idea! Cute, huh?

We celebrated Sarah's 10th birthday while we were in Arkansas and our gift to her was a room re-do. She got some money from her grandparents for new bedding, and we've been searching around for something she likes. So, today, after we dropped Will off at his friend's house, we went to Bed, Bath, & Beyond and Marshalls, but still didn't find anything she was crazy about.

We ended up doing a little bit of back-to-school shopping since Marshalls had tons of stuff on sale. Normally I don't like shopping, but you know, today it wasn't too bad. We'd already declared today to be "Girl Day" and I think that helped my attitude. I saw how much fun the girls were having and it made me happy!

A huge thunderstorm rolled in while we were in Marshalls and while we were standing in the checkout line, I could see the rain POURING down outside. We made a run for Minnie-the-van, but we still got soaked. The girls were still happy though, and they insisted on Chick-Fil-A for lunch.

I am always so impressed with how polite and friendly the employees at Chick-Fil-A are, yet I always get tickled when you ask them for something and they respond "my pleasure". Today, we opted to drive thru because it was still pouring buckets. While waiting in the long line of cars, I noticed an employee was standing outside with an umbrella walking people to the door underneath it. I saw him help a mom with her baby and two toddlers, a pregnant woman, and another mom with two kids. Wasn't that so nice?

The girls ate in the car on the way home (they were starving!) and our last stop was Blockbuster. We had our blockbuster.com mailers to turn in for free rentals and I told the girls they could pick a movie to watch this afternoon. I was looking for one to watch myself, and I found Penelope. I remembered seeing an interview with Reese Witherspoon (she produced and acted in it) not too long ago, and she was saying that she wanted to produce a movie that her young daughter could see and understand. So...I talked the girls into getting it, and we came home and popped it in.

I try to be careful with PG movies, especially for Abbey because she's only six, and this one wasn't too bad, but there were definitely some things that went over her head. There were also some things I had to explain to Sarah. Have any of you seen this movie? Did you like it?

Our girl day today was very impromptu, but very fun! It was nice to hear them laughing and enjoying some special time with me. I loved it.

18 comments:

It's All Good! said...

Those are such cute styles. I'll have to go visit that site for my little one.
I love Chick-Fil-A and I'm bummed because when our mall remodeled this past year they moved out. Only one in town except on the NAU campus. They're politeness has always impressed me, and the fact that they would close on Sundays.
God bless,
Brenda

[puva] said...

Sounds fun!

Elizabeth said...

You make me wish for a girl's day with my almost-ten-year-old. We could use some uninterrupted time together.

I love the room re-do as a gift. I may steal that one for her birthday in October. How fun!

Michele said...

What a sweet day. I so love those "girls only days." Really special times that are going to be etched into your girls' minds for forever. We so love us some Chick-fil-A too! Great food, great owners, great services - just a jam-up place!! Glad you had such a good day. I want to see Penelope too. Maybe that will be on my "things to do" list for this weekend.

Deidre said...

I had a girl day with mine on Monday - ironically we were looking for new bedding, etc. for E's room. Ours didn't turn out so good. We all came home grumpy. :(

I haven't heard of that movie. Was it good?

I love the link to the hair blog. I need to try some of those styles.

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Cute hair!

Rachelle said...

What a lot of fun! Girls' days are one of my favorite things.

Amber said...

Fun! I have Boys + Mom Days! Not the same thing...

LOVE CHICK-FIL-A!

Haven't seen the movie...wasn't quite sure about it. May have to check it out.

Betsy said...

Girl days are so much fun! I have them every once in a while, too. In fact, I had one yesterday!

I love their hair! :)

Gretchen said...

I'm looking forward to renting Penelope, myself.

What a fun girl day.

Because we are dad-less this week, and because I've been doing so many long walks for the 3 day training, we had fast food twice yesterday. I started to feel guilty, and then I just labeled it "Christmas in July" and headed back on the healthy(er) food wagon today.

Gretchen said...

P.S. Abbie's hair is so darling. Of course that face. Oh, that face. mmmmwwah!

Megan O. said...

Sounds like a really fun day! You seem like such a fun and great mom! I'm taking notes...

Jennifer said...

What a fun day!

Can't wait to see the pics of the room re-do. Take before too. :)

Kelly said...

Sarah's hair is so cute!
I love chick-fil-a's food but I am always SO impressed with them. They have the best customer service and they are a company based on Christian values. I give them my business as often as my health can take it!

Rae said...

Sounds like a great day! I have Penelope in my Netflix queue. I didn't think about the girl's watching it...I'll have to noodle that some more!

I'm so glad you like the hair blog. It has been a great kick-in-the-pants for me! I even learned to french braid because of that blog! Wowzers!

I have never been to a Chick-fil-a but I must admit if I ever have the chance I will definitely go based on this post! How fabulous!!!

Kellie said...

How in the world did miss this post?

The hair-do's are fantastic!

I have never seen Penelope, but The Girl and I are always looking for (new) movies she and I can watch together.

Angie said...

Sounds like a fun day, Mer! The hair turned out darling; I'll have to give it a try.

Chick-fil-A is worth the customer service alone. They're AWESOME.

Adventures of Laura said...

I'm a bit behind on reading blog posts, but this post was such a joy to read! Sarah's hair is darling and I'm such a sucker for cute hairstyles. Your girls day sounds SO FUN...such wonderful memories you're making!

I love Chick-Fil-A too!