Two weeks ago Carlos and I were both very busy with work and I felt like the kids were getting a little bored. So we decided to have a fun Friday and headed to Scottsdale. First we went to Penzey's (a great spice store) and as Melissa described it had a "party for our noses." Then as we were heading to the mall we saw Sprinkles and decided to have a party for our mouths too!
Then we went to Build-A-Bear Workshop and the kids had a great time picking out a new friend. Nicholas chose a dog and Eliza picked a cute teddy bear. None of us had ever been so it was a great new experience. Then we headed to the play area for a while, got some lunch, and finished off at the pet shop. As I was driving home I remember thinking when I was younger that this is how everyday would be when I had kids. Too bad it feels like these kind of days are so few and far between!
Last week Eliza woke up early and decided she wanted to get going. I was in the kitchen and she walked in with all of this stuff and announced, "I'm ready!" This was about 6:45am. What a funny kid.
It was last Tuesday and I was trying to think of something fun we could do while it was still summer and we could be a little more flexible with bedtimes. I found out the the drive-inn movies were only $4 per person on Tuesdays and that the kids were free. So we tried out Carlos' new work van and took out the back seat so we would have a place to sit and watch the movie. We saw "Journey to the center of the Earth" Not the greatest movie, but the kids had fun. *Just a caution if you want to try this- it was very hot! For some reason I thought it would cool down a little at night, but inside the car with no breeze it got pretty warm!