miss gracie & i went shopping for a special someone's birthday present yesterday while bubby was in preschool. little gal loves the mall i found out! we did things at her pace, something we often fail to do when we are out shopping. every chair was sat in, every wet floor sign picked up, every headless manequin laughed at ("this daddy doesn't have a head, heeh heeh!" or "this mommy doesn't have a head, heeh heeh!") and clothes rack hidden in. & every high heeled shoe tried on.
these were her favorite pair.
today felt like a lovely spring & we took advantage of it (once we finally got out of bed)! unfortunately, the house work i was planning on doing this week while daddio is gone is not getting done so much. we'll have a rainy day soon for that.
played at the playground with friends after preschool. always lots o fun.
played at home & went for a walk in search of mr. friendly kitty. he was no where to be found today.
but what a wonderful day!
so many neat things to look at!
i asked ben to smile for a picture for daddio.
here it is. he loves ya!
miss grace was hugging on ben & of course, i had to ask them to do it again so i could get a picture. i annoy them so!
looking forward to another fun filled day with the kiddos! missing you justin!
we went for the first time ever with the kiddos to chunky cheese's (as benj calls it). they sponser a lot of kids' pbs programming & other shows we seem to watch, so the kiddos have been asking for quite a while to go. "someday," has always been my reply. well, daddio suggested we go saturday for some special fun before he headed out of town. many others had that same idea. there was a line at some points to the door to get in to the stinkin place. while i was waiting in line to order, the lady behind me who was apparently a "regular" said she had never seen it so crazy.
& crazy it was! i'm not a perfect person by any means, but i really couldn't believe some people. a lady screaming that someone stole her kid's $80 shoes (yes, $80). & that's why he shouldn't of taken them off in the play area (yes, he should). parents yelling at kids, kids pushing in front of others (& my kids) to play games. i got in a stare down with a probably 8 year old over butting in front of miss grace. i don't know how we survived.
the kiddos did have a good time.
gracie got to ride a horsey. loved it.
ben found some racing game with spongebob. loved it. he plays everything with such intensity.
& the play area. he really loved that.
miss grace couldn't quite make it up to the next platform in the play area, so i asked ben to help her.
he just lifted her up like nothing. taking care of her.
by the time we left, we were all ready to go home. they were both out shortly.
saturday night was not so fun. mr. ben got sick. all. night. long.
& gracie was way wild up (as ben says) after her nice long nap & the breathing treatment before bedtime which really got her wired. she was bouncing down the hallway around 11:30 pretending to be a bunny. i quit looking at the clock & turned off the alarm clock for church then. ben was puking on 1 side & gracie was jumping in the bed on the other (daddio was asleep on the couch, trying to avoid the sickness before his trip). she did hop into the kitchen to get a sick bowl for bubby. i heard clanging around in the kitchen for what seemed like forever (ben was upchucking a lot). she came back with the biggest bowl she could find. she was such a helper taking care of her big brother. the next morning when i went into the kitchen, all the bowls from the plastic cabinet were out & lined up just so.
i had to recreate it, as i didn't take a picture at the time. but this is what it looked like. she took some time there.