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.