Saturday, March 19, 2011

Visiting Daddy at Work Day!

It's been another busy week for us! Thursday the girls and I picked John up from work and took him out for lunch. They love going to see Daddy's work, as most kids do. They were actually excited to ride the elevator this time, although when it had to make multiple stops before we could get off at the 10th floor, they started to get a bit impatient. When John asked them what they wanted to do at his work, their immediate answer was "Color!" which meant use the dry-erase boards on the huge white board he has in the conference rooms. We went to lunch at Casa Milargo, one of our favorite Mexican food restaurants. The girls were very well behaved and they sat very still (a problem we've had lately!) and polished off a huge quesadilla!

On the way home from visiting Daddy, we stopped by another new park. The girls really liked this one (Crowley Park, Richardson, Texas) because of the cool ladder/steps that it had. It's funny how what I might think as a simple thing can be one of their favorite things. Such as steering wheels mounted to a play structure. That is consistently one of their favorite parts of a park. Sometimes it isn't the flashy slides or the cool looking rock walls, but the simple back to basic play things!

Friday morning my Mom watched the girls while I did a bunch of cleaning and organizing. They played in the garden and had a great time there. The biggest issue being that they kept "swiping" toys from each other. A bad habit that they picked up from watching Dora the Explorer. I like that show, but the fact that they started swiping (like Swiper the Fox) after watching that show kinda bothers me.

Today kind of turned into an adventure. It started all out because we were low on milk and so I figured we should drop by Lucky Layla where we get our farm fresh milk. Since it is a little bit away, I figured it'd be a good opportunity to stop by a new park. Spontaneously I called mom to see if she and Chris wanted to join us. They said yes, so the girls and I picked them up. On the way over to Mom's house we passed a bicycle race. There was probably at least 50 cyclists on the road. The girls had never seen anything quite like that. When we picked up Nanna and Popo, Izzie exclaimed, "We passed 100's and 100's of bikes!!!" It was so cute. Then we took off for Schell Park in Plano which is right down the street from Lucky Layla. Maddie and Izzie had a really good time showing off for Popo and Nanna.

By the time we finished playing at the park we realized it was lunch time. But we didn't have a cooler on us so we couldn't go pick up the milk and then go to a restaurant. So in a random sort of way, we went to Jason's Deli for lunch where the girls got their first ice cream cone. (I think they shared one with Grandpa once, but this was their very own.) Izzie didn't even know you could bite the cone, she was sticking her nose down in it trying to lick all the ice cream out! Too cute! Maddie was meticulously licking hers slow motion, so of course it kept trying to drip down the sides of her hands.

The afternoon went by in a blur. I went to the new Kohl's that opened up in Murphy, which was a horrendous mistake. If I was going to go on Saturday, why didn't I go to the old one? No, I had to go to the new one, just like everyone else in the world. The dressing room had a line 5 people deep and of course I needed to wait in it three times! But I did find a couple new blouses, which I desperately needed along with some summer shorts.

We don't any plans for tomorrow (beyond D&D for John.) So we'll probably take it easy and just hang out... yeah right.

 Izzie and Maddie at Daddy's office on St. Patrick's Day.

View from John's office.
Maddie and Izzie playing on the white board.
 Maddie, Daddy and Izzie

 Izzie, Maddie and Daddy

 Izzie
 Izzie and Maddie

 Maddie

 Izzie

 Maddie

 Izzie and Maddie

 Izzie
 Popo watching Maddie and Izzie race down the slide.

 Popo pushing Izzie and Maddie on the swingset.

 Maddie

 Popo and Izzie

 Maddie and Izzie.
Izzie
Maddie

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