Friday night found us at my parents to play cards. What with the holidays and everything we had going on we had not been there for that in like six weeks. Time goes soo fast. I enjoyed the game and the company, despite the fact that us girls got beat AGAIN....Just can't figure it out mom...It is our turn to win!!
Saturday I left here early (leaving my hubby happily watching football and just generally kicking back) and picked up my two grand daughters Annabel and Lindsey. Annabel will be 15 on Wed!! 15!!! I honestly can't believe she is already that old. HOW can I have a 15 year old grand daughter?! Anyway, I hadn't had a chance to do anything special with Lindsey either for her birthday, so I decided to just combine the two of them for some special time with grandma. I enjoyed every single minute, but in the future I will try a little harder to give them both just some one on one time. Anyway, we headed over to Victoria Gardens which is a HUGE mall which is more like a little city in that it is all outside and there are about 3 full streets of shops. I LOVE it, but right now with my knees it is a LOT more walking than I can really do very easily, so we did a little less shopping than I think the girls would have liked. Lindsey anyway, haha. But, we started with lunch at our favorite sushi place. Then we did some shopping. We took the trolley a couple of times which did help me out quite a bit. What fun we had. The girls made quick work of their choices and I enjoyed watching then trying on clothes and just generally enjoying themselves. Lots of the stores had some real sales going on as they are trying to clear out things from Christmas. After a couple of hours of this though, Grandma was really starting to feel it badly in these old knees of hers, so we decided to hit a movie. We picked a pretty "girly" one and the timing was perfect. We all enjoyed it. After the movie we headed over to Farrell's Ice Cream parlor where the rest of their family (and Grandpa!) was going to meet us for a birthday celebration dinner. I don't know how many of you remember this restaurant, but they were popular years ago and had closed down. Well, they have re-opened a few of them and what a business they do! Oh my goodness. There was to be an hour and a half wait for a table as big as we needed it (there would be 9 of us) so we put our name in and settled in to wait figuring the rest of them could meet us there when it got closer to time. Believe it or not we all enjoyed our "waiting" time. There is much to see there, and lots of noise and entertainment going on. And the girls picked out an occasional cute boy or too as well, haha. The rest of the family arrived just as we were getting beeped to sit, so it worked out perfectly. Soo fun. They have a guy who comes around and makes you balloon hats so of course we got a few of those. The birthday girls got free hot fudge sundaes and had to stand in their seats while being sung to by a crowd of at least 10 waiters and waitresses. They sang it in hip hop style and made the girls dance etc. It was hysterical. Grandpa taped it and if I could figure it out, I'd post it. But for now I give up. Anyway, here are a few of the pictures we did get.
|"POSING" AFTER DINNER|
|THE GIRLS WITH THEIR HELLO KITTY BALLOONS, AND JEFFIE WITH HIS MONKEY IN A TREE|
|16 YEAR OLD EVAN WITH HIS DUCK HAT...HAHA...HE WAS A GOOD SPORT|
All in all it was a VERY fun day, but I won't be going to Farrell's anytime too soon again, haha. VERY difficult food choices when you are watching your calories. I did eat a salad (with Jenny Craig dressing) and had only a couple of bites of hubby's sundae so I didn't do too badly, but it was just hard. And then there is all the bells, whistles, and noise too. Definitely a birthday celebration place, but that's about it.
Sunday after church and a great message we went over to my youngest son's house and had a wonderful lunch and watched the BIG football game, haha. My hubby and son were really into of course, and the rest of us did watch some of it too as well. We were ALL glad to see Tebow win.
I am going over to my mom's tomorrow and I AGAIN need to address these grey roots so my week is starting to fill up. Hope you all have a good week. Many blessings wished for you all....
|COULDN'T RESIST THIS LATEST PICTURE OF SAM....SOO ADORABLE!|