Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Is there a light?



Could it be? Is there a light at the end of this long, dark, cold tunnel? Is spring in the air at last?
It isn't warm. But, it has made it above FREEZING for the past several days. And, we had two playdates this week! This is a miracle for us. All winter we have been making plans with friends only to have them cancel due to illness or uncooperative weather conditions. We have been a bit bored and lonely just the two of us, at times. I mean, we know how to have a good time, but we do run out of stuff to do in this house! (And, I think my kid gets sick of my mug )
Anyhoo, today we met my friend and her daughter at the mall. We went to "Children's Place" first and I bought some fun spring clothes for Lil. She kept picking this pink fluffy skirt off the rack and walking up to the front of the store with it, and when I would call for her to come back by me she'd say, "I gonna buy dis!" When I told her she couldn't cuz she had no money she reluctantly put it back. (But, this scene played out about 4 times). She really wanted this "ballaweena tostume". My friend's daughter stayed in her stroller for the majority of our jaunt around the mall. Lily lasted all of 10 minutes. Oh well, what can ya do? Chasing her around is the only exercise I get these days. At the end of our visit my girlfriend let her daughter get out and stretch her legs -- we let them chase each other around for awhile. They were having a blast! Screeching and squeaking and wearing themselves out. (They may have been annoying one of the workers at a nearby shop, as she came over to tell us that the mall DOES have a play area for kids) ... thank you, but no. I managed to get a couple pictures of the cuties together when they started to wind down. I knew when Lily laid down on the nasty floor that it was time for us to go. She took a 2 1/2 hour nap today. Woo hoo!
The pictures aren't meant to be an advertisement for that store -- that is just where the girls sat their bottoms. Oh, Lily did notice the mannequins in the window dressed in nothing but bras and panties. "Wook momma! boobies!" Lovely, eh? Must've learned that one from daddy.

Well, tomorrow is the first of March and things can only get better. Lily and I are ready to get outside and play.













11 comments:

Beckyb said...

See, ya just have to make your own fun in the winter!!! I love Lily's hair - teach me how to do that, OK?!?!?! :)

Steffie B. said...

OMW............I couldn't agree with your more! WE are DYING to play outside and start those summer tans!

tracy said...

I can't imagine being stuck indoors with the boys...no can do!

Try taking a 10.5 and 8.5 yr. old boy next to mannequins that have been left exposed....nothing but giggles. Now it's the tampon commercials that I hate.

Glad you had a good day at the mall and I love how Ms. Lily knew she wanted that pink skirt...you got to love a girl that knows what she likes!

Dannye said...

How very cool, I mean, warm, or quite possibly hot, that you got to go the mall.

I'll send you some Fla. sunshine your way, k??? Maybe that will melt your snow, brighten up the days, and allow you and Lily to play outdoors a little more and have playdates...

redmaryjanes said...

Are you getting the thunder, lightening, rain and sleet up there this morning?? It's a mess here in GR.
Stay warm and safe my friend!

Emmie said...

I can't wait to get outside either! I'm sick of having to wear a big winter coat and all. It's nasty over here today. We have no school once again which is good since I was gonna stay home all day in bed anyway!

new girl said...

It is so messy today, BUT it's going to be 48 degrees. Spring is coming! The best part is that the clocks change in less than two weeks this year -- I can't believe it.

Here's to fun outdoor play times ahead!

Carrie said...

Glad to hear you were able to get out even if it was to the mall. I love annoying people at the mall with my daughter. They really need to smile more don't they!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

Good grief, it must be warm if you ventured out! I am getting ready to hibernate for the hot yucky summer!
So glad Lily had sooooo much fun.

GWEN OATSVALL said...

don't you love when people talk to ya or look at you like they want to give parenting advice ... emily has truly freed me up from caring about what others think .. i have 3 crazy, wild, lovely kids- who will do big things for God someday !!! Not sure why i just vented ...ha,ha,ha!!

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