This past week was pretty busy.
Wednesday's J usually takes the kids to the movies while I'm at work. They have a summer movie program for kids at the local theatre here. It's $2 admission and includes popcorn, so for $10 they can all see a family movie. After the movies they usually go to the park or to the indoor playground at the mall. This week they opted for the mall playground. Well....just as I was warming up my lunch, J calls. "Can you come outside for a minute?" uh, oh. I knew something was wrong. B was running in the mall and ran smack into the corner of a glass display case. Split his head open. J took his shirt off and put it on B's head to stop the bleeding. (I can only imagine what a sight he was walking through the mall) Then he brought him to me at work to see if he needed stitches. It wasn't a huge gash, but still deep. They were able to glue it shut instead of stitches (less traumatic). Still, he'll have his first scar. I have to say, he is such a great little boy! He didn't cry one time while the nurse cleaned up the cut or when the doctor glued it. Everyone kept commenting on how good he was. I actually think the whole thing was more traumatic for J. He was upset for a couple of days about it and very protective over B.
On Friday, we decided to take the drive to Chicago. The girls have been saving their allowance for MONTHS to buy an American Girl doll. When we found out that there was an American Girl store in Chicago (one of only 3 in the country) we had to make the trip. What a memory. G picked a "just like me" doll, so her doll has brown hair and green eyes like her. Her name is Abigail. S picked a toddler baby and held tight to the box until we bought it. Her name is Bella. The girls both came up with the names all on their own. The dolls are a bit pricey, but like I said, they saved their allowance. We figured this year would be an American Girl Christmas so they could have some clothes and accessories.
We also went to the Navy Pier in Chicago. I had read that it's a must see. I didn't really see the attraction. It was nice, but unless you plan on taking one of the boat tours, or spending ridiculous amounts on silly carnival rides, there's not much there. We plan on going back and spending a day at the museum and aquarium. I'm told they are free, but I'll have to check into that. I would also LOVE to see the Frank Lloyd Wright museum, but I don't know that anyone else would get much out of that.
On Sunday, G and I went to see Mama Mia. She just loves musicals and it was really cute. A couple of parts were a little grown up for her but no more than, say, Grease. I enjoyed it quite a bit. I am a big Meryl Streep fan and seeing her in a role like this was hilarious! Pierce Brosnan singing was a bit awkward though. Odd choice if you ask me.
I. is only here for a couple more weeks and we are trying to make the most of it. One thing he really wants to do is go to the water park at Wisconsin Dells so we have set aside some funds for that. One of his favorite things to do is go to Bay Beach. It's a small amusement park. There are only about a dozen or so rides, but the rides are 25 cents! They also have 2 huge parks. We pack a pic-nic, and for $20 we can spend the whole day riding rides and playing in the park. Not bad for a family of 6!!
Well, that's about it for now!
Love to all of you!!!!
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