Friday, June 12, 2009

A Girls Day Out!!

For once I listed to the Doctor. I actually took a day and just relaxed, well sorta. I did nothing that was stressful and enjoyed every moment of it. So whether or not you want to hear my story, I am going to tell you anyway.

I only had one kiddo today after 8:00am so I decided we were going to do something "FUN" and that is exactly what we did. So my daughter "R". daycare kiddo "SS" and myself set out on our adventure.

The first stop we made in Mansfield was Kingwood Center. All I can say is "Why haven't I ever went there before?" That place is gorgeous and I loved every minute of it. The flowers were beautiful. And if I lived nearby it, I would do a lot of walking there. My daycare kiddo even loved it. We enjoyed the flowers and even got to feed the ducks. I, being a dummy, forgot the camera in the car. DUH!! Let's blame that on stress and laziness because I could have went back for it but I used my camera on my phone instead and the pics are not very good. But hey, they are pictures. The first one is actually looking from the herb garden down onto a beautiful fountain.

And the second one is the gorgeous peacock we got to see. And man, it did not want to show us it's feathers. I kept turning around and letting us see it's behind and that's not a very good picture but I finally got one that was half good.
After our stop there, we went to Logan's Roadhouse and made total pigs of ourselves. I gave the decision of picking where we were eating to my daughter "R" and she made a good choice. Except for us being piggies.

Then we went to see the Disney movie "UP" in 3D. Boy has 3D changed, it is so cool now. When I was growing up (listen to me I make it sound like I'm old) you wore those glasses that were made out of stiff paper stuff and one side was blue and the other was red. Nope, not anymore the glasses make you look like Drew Carey but wow was it neat. You just wanted to reach out and grab some things. I will definitely be looking for more 3D movies to watch.

After the movie, we went to one of my favorite stores called The Flower Factory. I wanted a huge star that is painted like a flag but they didn't have one. They only had the solid color ones and I decided to just to just hold off a little longer. I really don't want to have to paint one myself but, I just might have to. I did however get some really neat things. I got a basket that is done like a flag and some cute little stars for my porch. I will show you pics on my next Wordless Wednesday. :)

Theeeen after the stop at The Flower Factory, we stopped at the mall because they have a place set up in the parking lot that sells wooden furniture and play sets. They had a play set that looked like a big boat and we thought it was neat, so we let "SS" play on it for a while.

Let's see, what did we do next? Oh, we started on our way home and ended up stopping at a playground in a park so "SS" could play some more.

Then, I decided we would stop at the Bent & Dent (Amish Grocery's) and check out what they had today, which was not much. In talking about going there my daughter "R" who is 20 says "I never realized that we had Amish this close until you started talking about the Bent & Dent. Did I shelter her too much or what? So on our way to the B&D, we did some Amish searching. I drove around for her to see some Amish houses and we came across a horse and buggy and then we saw some of the younger girls working in the fields. At this point, little "SS" comes up with a "Hey, I just saw a penguin." Now I know that she in fact did NOT see a penguin, but I was not sure what she did see, until it hit me. She saw the Amish girls in their black dresses in the fields. I thought me and "R" was going to pee our pants laughing at what she said. It was hilarious. Kid, they say the funniest things.

Well, after the trip through Amish country (if that's what you want to call it), we finally made it back to town for ice cream. Guess what flavor the 4 1/2 year old chose to get? She chose hard dipped Mint Chocolate Chip. Eewww! What kid chooses that flavor? I couldn't help it, I had to taste it and I was right, Eeww!

Finally we made it back to my house but unfortunately "SS"'s mommy got there before we did. Oh, well we had so much fun we didn't care if she had to wait.

Little "SS" is so funny, it's pretty easy to please her. This morning I was telling her that we could do anything she wanted to do today, and she came back with,
"I want to go eat with you and go to Wal-Mart"
I was like "What? No that is not what I was planning." My idea of a "FUN" day is not going to Wal-Mart that is for sure.


  1. I am glad you were able to get out and have some fun. I love the Kingwood Center, We used to go often and I haven't been lately. I am going to plan a trip.. hahaha.. cause its like 2o minutes away so it might take a week or two to plan the trip.
    Have a Great Saturday.. I am working in the basement and the yard, and cleaning up the house.. if I get off of the computer..
    Tell my bro and niece I said HI!!

  2. Wow, that's awesome! You did more in a day than I do in a month! :) I love Flower Factory too. Ours had TONS of flag stars...hopefully yours will too!


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