I had planned to try to blog every day, just to get in the habit, but then this week got out of hand. I knew it would, since my sister in law, nephews and niece were visiting, but I didn't realize how exhausting it would be.
Monday we had a Peter Pan themed birthday party. Originally Bear wanted to be Tinkerbelle, but the birthday girl was being that so I thought she should choose something else. Curly Q. wanted to be Tick Tock the crocodile, but I had no idea how to create a costume that wouldn't be too hot. So after careful deliberation (we actually just watched the movie for inspiration) Bear decided to be Tiger Lily and Curly Q. decided to be Mr Smee. When I figure out how to attach pictures I'll post them.
The bad part is that that was just the morning on Monday. I'll save you the details, but after that we met up with my Mom and sister in law for lunch. Then we went to Mom's house where the kids got to play with their cousins. It is so funny how differently they play. Both the girls did play power rangers, but Curly Q. is just not that suited to super hero play.
Tuesday was our day of rest. We did go to McDonald's with an old friend, but otherwise it was a calm day.
Wednesday was the day we have been looking forward to for the whole summer. Curly Q. and I went to the American Girl store. She had so much fun (although I do admit to being in consumer hell). We got to do the lunch which wasn't that over priced for the amount of food. We got a picture of her with her doll (which was overpriced and not that good). And of course we bought a few matching pieces of clothing. All in all we spent less than $200 for the whole day (including parking). Not a cheap day, but Curly Q. is still talking about it.
Thursday we relaxed until gymnastics time. It as the last lesson for this session, and I was amazed at how much they have improved during the summer. After that we went to dinner at Benihana's. My kids have been there many times, but my nephew and niece had never been there. It was fun to see their excitement over the onion volcano.
Friday we spent the whole day with Mom and the kids. It was fun, but by the end of the day we were all in need of some private time. Unfortunately we won't be getting much of it today because of the birthday party for my oldest nephew and niece. Tomorrow should be better, but Monday we are going to the zoo.
Have I mentioned I can't wait for school to start? We will be starting on Monday the 27th just like the public schools. It will be nice to get back to normal. The past couple weeks have been so hectic, and I know we all will benefit from a schedule. (Ok I will benefit from a schedule).