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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Girls just wanna have fun!!!!

So I have to start by saying that I have the most wonderful hubby! He not only was okay with me going shopping with my two older girls and spending lots of money, but he also agreed to stay home with not only Weston and Olivia, but also Landon(who doesn't take a bottle really well) who is fussy and has to be held alot:) Thank you hunny sooooooooo much, you now know what this day truly meant to me:) I love you so much!

So off we went! We were initially going to go to the Mall of America but then heard from everyone that it is more fun if you go there to go to the amusement park, so we decided to wait and do that with the family. So instead we went to Eau Claire, WI to do back to school shopping! It took about an hour and a 1/2 to get there, but hey, when we got there it was so nice to see a mall! Yay! We first had lunch together at Applebee's our favorite resturant and ordered pretty much whatever we wanted, it was so much fun! Then we were off......

We shopped in all the kids stores......Just for girls, Gap, Children's place, Old Navy, Famous footwear, Payless shoes, Claire's etc. The girls had so much fun trying on all sorts of outfits. We have never been able to do this and this was one of my wishes for my girls once Jason got a job was to be able to go school shopping and just buy what they want and not worry so much about money. They have had so many hand me downs in the past 7 years, and trust me I have been very thankful for those, but there comes a time when you just want them to have their own NEW stuff!

Alyssa is definately at that stage of fashion....she loves belts, shoes, hair ties, jewerly, everything to make her look stylish! Meckenzie had fun at first but then got a little tired from all the trying on clothes. She was so easy to shop for, she pretty much agreed with anything that I said was cute! Alyssa on the other hand is so indecisive it took forever to pick out one shirt! I still had so much fun with them both! It was so nice to be able to spend such quality time with just my older girls and talk to them about school and what they were afraid of, being in a new city and all, and what they were excited about! Having no interuptions of a baby crying, Olivia wanting something or Weston running around the house being loud, was so nice for a day! It is amazing how much you learn about your children when you are able to really spend time with them individually. Alyssa is so smart....and she really understands things, she is so sensitive to me and my feelings and I am so thankful that I have her here with me. Kenzie is a dear heart as well, she always makes me laugh.....like on the drive home out of the blue she says,"wow mom, you are soo talented....you can talk on the phone, eat an Ice cream cone and drive at the same time!!" I started laughing and said, "yeah... well don't tell your daddy that!"

Of course I couldn't come home emty handed for Weston and Olivia....I bought Weston some cool new shoes and Olivia some too! I Also got Weston a new backpack for school that came with a wallet that he loves! That night we had so much fun putting on a fashion show for Jason! I would introduce each girl with their outfits and shoes etc. and they would strut their stuff like they were naturals! They loved it and even Weston got in on the fun and showed off his new backpack and shoes. It was a great day and night......a much needed day away for me.....

I guess this is my time to brag a little about my two girls and how wonderful they are! They could have been snotty, stuck up, or even beg for this or that, and there was none of that. They just appreciated being able to spend a day with there mom and that is truly what it was all about, a day out with mom! That is what they said was the best part of it all! So a few hundred dollars later and what do I get from it....... really sore feet:), and a memory that I had with my 2 older girls that I will cherish forever:)

Alyssa and Meckenzie I love you both so much, you truly light up my life. I am blessed so much to have each of you:) What a blast we had....I will never forget it!



6 comments:

Megan said...

Thats so much fun! I am so happy that you got to go shopping. Some of my greatest memories is when I went school shopping with my mom!

ANYWAYS! It looks like you are all doin so good and you are settling in. Sure do miss you guys...

AZSMITHS said...

What a fun day! I love spending time with my older kids, doing things we BOTH like to do! :)

Leslie said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time. I remember the last time we went to park city, you had said that your dream was to take your girls shopping and not have to worry about the cost- I am so glad you got to do that. And you are right it will be a great memory, that both you and the girls will remember forever. What an awesome husband you have- doesn't it just make you appreciate them even more when they do something so amazing and nice! Way to go Jason!! Sounds like the girls are ready for school now.

abliddell said...

I am so happy for you Laura. I remember having numerous discussions about this very thing. You are such a wonderful mom I would have expected your girls to act any different that they did. Sounds like you had a lot of.

Becky said...

That is so neat! It was so fun to hear about your day with your girls! They are both so sweet! I hope Brook and Kensie grow up to be like them! So nice of Jason to stay home. You are both such wonderful parents! We miss ya!

Aimee said...

I am scared to death of having a girl, but your cute stories remind me all that I am missing out on by having these two sweaty, crazy boys.

You asked how to make a collage of pics...I use Picasa (free) to store my pics. On it you can select as many pics as you like and create a collage which you can then post to your blog. Hope that helps!

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