Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Date Nights!!!

So in the past few weeks, I have had my share of night outs.  
I am not complaining.
It is really nice every once in awhile to do things we don't normally do.  
On my last blog post I shared that each child received a date out with 
one of us for good progress reports at school. 
While, Gigi was the only one who picked me originally... after our fun date 
then the other two wanted to switch to mommy's side.  
I wasn't complaining! 
So last weekend I took Rosie out for a day of pampering and girl fun. 
I know she really wanted to do everything I did with her sister but I wanted 
to make each child's day special to them so we did completely different activities.
We started off at the Mall and tried on some Christmas dresses then 
we headed to get a pedicure.  
I totally luck out on these dates because during Gigi's makeover I got my eyes made over and 
for Rosie I had my feet done too.  Yeah!! 
After relaxing and enjoying our pedicures.  
We walked to some of her favorite stores in the mall. 
Claire's, Justice, Bath and Body. 
She was happy as a clam. 
Then we went out to dinner.  
She originally wanted to go to Chili's like Gigi, but I asked her if she could eat anything what would she want? Her answer..... Cheeseballs. 
SO we went to a local restaurant called The Filling Station. 
We ordered a few appetizers including cheeseballs and chit chatted about school, friends... and everything under the sun.  I don't really have to do much talking when I am with her. 
We ended our night with a trip to Mommy's favorite store Target. 
She wanted to make sure she spent MORE time with me than her sister. 
We are a competitive family. 
On Wednesday Night, I went out with some of my girlfriends that I don't' see nearly enough. 
Lexi is about to have her third child and I hadn't seen her since this summer when she wasn't even showing!  
When did a night with Vino Van Gogh, which was super fun. 
The instructor lead you step by step on how to create a very cool piece of art and it was amazing on how different everyone's art was.   We all used the same colors and same brushes, but they turned out so different and cool! 
Here's my finished product.  
It is now proudly hung in the bathroom since it needed something fun in there.  
The paining isn't perfect but I like it.  
Then this past weekend I took Bubba out for a mother son date.  
For all the dates, I snuck in some much needed shopping like shoe shopping for Gigi and dress shopping for Rosie, but for Bubba he needed a suit for first communion in the spring and I thought this was a perfect time to have him try some stuff on.  
We headed to the Mall once again, a place he has been very rarely. 
He had never been in a dressing room before, so that was a new experience for him. 
When I told him we were going to try on suits, he knew exactly how he wanted it to look. 
Black suit, white shirt, black tie.  
Just like a person on Shake it Up. 
Gotta like a guy who knows what he likes.  
We found a suit, that fits him big so he can use it a long time, and he tried on 7 ties.  
And wanted to wear this look to school. 
After trying on suits AND black dress shoes, we got snacks at the food court (key is to reward them after they try on clothes makes the trying shoes on and suits go more smoothly). 
While walking through JCPenny's to go to the bathroom, we accidentally walked through the lady's lingerie section.  Bubba mouth hung open and he couldn't contain his giggles and laughter.  
He couldn't say "underwear" without breaking out in contagious giggles.  
The best quote of the day is when we finally made it through the section 5 seconds later (which was the longest 5 seconds ever!!) he turns to me and says, "that was so awkward!"  Yes, honey it was. 
Bubba requested we go on the escalator... so we rode the escalator up and down 3 times. 
I worked really hard to find some cheap fun for all the kids and so Bubba and went to Walmart to 
play a few video games in the arcade they have there.  
he had fun gong to the coin machine and getting quarters and playing the games.
After that, we made an unplanned stop at Gamestop so he could look at all the games and start a Holiday Wishlist.  He scoured the aisles looking at everything and then started playing one of the games up front.  I kept checking my watch and wondering when I should have him move along so we could go to dinner but he was having so much fun.  NOW I know how men feel when they have to sit at a store while we, ladies, shop around.  I was really bored.  
I tried to find something to look at but there are only so many times I can read the back of a video game I have no interest in. 
After 30 minutes in Gamestop.... I was watching the clock.. we headed off for dinner. 
Bubba suggested Old Chicago and that sounded good to me, so away we went.  
We sat on the same side of the table so we had a good view of the football game on tv, I can't tell you who was playing, but Bubba is really starting to love watching sports so he was in heaven.  
I loved these little dates with my guys and gals.  
I learned more about them... some stuff like which boys/girl they like, I wish I didn't know... but I feel privileged that they trust enough to confide in me. 

I am going to have to plan more "dates" soon because I really liked getting all dressed up and going out.
Hopefully daddy doesn't mind.  LOL

1 comment:

  1. You're such a good mom..the kids are lucky to have you :) AND great call on the Vino Van Gogh, it was great girls night out!