Monday, February 18, 2013

A Blate, Trampolines and Shopping

Monday morning again so it is time for the usual weekend recap. I had all the girls this weekend so of course, the decibel level was raised about 5 octaves. Elsa had her "pain in the ass" face on so she was a regular joy and a half all weekend.

Thursday night, I had driven down to Topeka for Parent/Teacher conferences for Paige and Elsa then went over to my ex's house to chat about the girls and go over some medical bill stuff. Some people might think that it is weird that I spent Valentine's Day with my ex-husband, but honestly it was not a big deal. I don't really care about V-Day so to me it was a non-issue. Jason had a beautiful bouquet of flowers delivered to me at the office and it was such a sweet surprise since he doesn't really care for V-Day either. So, I was rather shocked to come home and find him all bent out of shape that I had spent the evening in Topeka. He is the king of imagining the worst of all possible scenarios so he had been driving himself crazy all night. Needless to say, the rest of the evening was spent assuaging his overactive imagination.

Saturday, I got to have another blate and I met the one and only Nancy Clue! We met up with the kids at SkyZone. This was the first time either of us had been there so it was a bit overwhelming at first, but once we got started, it was a blast. I love trampolines and I did not care that the ratio of adults jumping to children was like 1 to 100. Lindsay and I jumped for 30 minutes and the girls all got to jump for an hour. They also discovered the foam pit and spent a while over there. I think they all had a blast and as everyone left all red-faced and sweaty. We stopped for lunch at Wendy's and I hope that Lindsay was amused by all the girls. They are quite entertaining if you just sit back and enjoy the chaos.

Of course, being the bad blogger I am, I did not get any pictures of the two of us together. Next time when we meet up sans kiddos, pictures will definitely be in order... as will beer.

I also got the pleasure of taking Hannah prom dress shopping this weekend. As usual, I didn't really plan very well, so the number of places we went were limited. I need to take her to the really nice mall. We hit up Macy's and Dillard's. Dillard's had a bigger selection, but they were also a lot more expensive. Hannah, like her mother, is very frugal when it comes to clothes and can't imagine spending $200 on a dress, even if it is for prom. She did find a couple that she liked, but none that she absolutely loved so we'll try again in a couple weeks. We did have some fun while shopping though, as you may have seen on IG.

That coat was so adorable, but it was a small and it was just too expensive for me. Like I said, I'm frugal when it comes to clothes (read: cheap ass). That pink dress was also a major contender, so we may go back and get it. It fit her well and was modest enough so her boobs weren't hanging out.

I did manage to get on the treadmill on Sunday and I surprised myself by running 4 miles. I just felt really good and just kept going. I was thinking that I might run 2 or 3 since I hadn't run in over a week, so 4 felt amazing.

Hope everyone else had a great weekend. Any fun shopping expeditions?


  1. I want a playdate with you and nancy clue...without the kids. Boo to living to far away. Sounds like your weekend was pretty good. I hate when I have to meet up with the ex for kids stuff. Oh it reminds me of why we are divorced. Lol have a great week girly and great job on the running!

  2. How fun prom dress shopping! I'm already nervous about limiting the amount per dress though, maybe with my three girls they can share amongst each other. So jealous you got to meet Nancy Clue, glad you had a great weekend :)

  3. See there's a good run to add to your list, when you need to dig deep and running sucks sometime again;-) Blue coat was beautiful!

  4. Prom dress shopping? Fun!! And good for you and Hannah not sinking ridiculous amounts of money into the dress like so many others! I never understood that!

  5. How fun shopping for prom. I can't wait to take Elle.

  6. Woo Hoo for blates! Glad you guys had fun!

    I can't wait to see the prom dress that you guys pick!

  7. Umm so I have no clue how I missed your shopping pictures on IG. So i just went to my app and searched you thinking you broke up with me or something and there you were plain as day so I don't know how I missed it.

    I just found one of those jumping things kinda close to us and plan on taking andrew there sometime soon.

    ALso I stole your button.

    Also I love that blue coat. Why cant it be 16.50?

  8. Oh My! Prom dresses! How is that I am more than 20 years past that, and will have to do it in 14 years for my own daughter. Hare to imagine.