Monday, May 26, 2008

Monday night antics

The kids are definitely getting acclimated to living in a fast-paced, commercialized society. Here is Joshua chatting with Daddy on the cell phone in the back of the minivan while we are cruising down the highway. (Grandpa was driving.). While we were in the minivan, Megan asked if we could eat out again tonight. She said, "please, please, we don't have to go all the way home to eat, there are plenty of places to eat out". Oh dear. We went out to the Seminole Town Center mall in Sanford tonight. We looked in the puppy store at all the cute little puppies. No, we are not getting a dog, we just enjoy looking at them. Then we went into the Silly Monkey, which is like a Chuck E. Cheese on a much smaller scale.
The kids enjoyed a small train ride.
Then we played some video games. Using my awesome basketball skills, I scored the kids tons of tickets for little prizes. Actually, I was sneaking up behind them stealing their tokens so that we could leave sooner. There was a tic-tac-toe basketball game where a random number would come up and if threw the basketballs to land on the board in a three in a row pattern, you would win the ticket number displayed. I was really good at that game.

After they collected their little prizes, they played on the indoor jungle gym. With their little tickets, I helped Daniel pick out some toy army men. He had enough tickets for one little Scooby Doo ruler, or 17 little green army men. He went with the army men. Joshua had enough tickets for 23 little green army men. Grandma made a little red dot on the bottom of all of Joshua's army men so that there wouldn't be any confusion. Then, yes, I hate to admit it, but we went out to dinner at Ruby Tuesdays. I haven't eaten in a Ruby Tuesdays in years. Their children's menu was the typical fare: chicken tenders, mac & cheese, grilled cheese or hotdogs, with a generous serving of french fries, of course. Since the kids had "junk food" last night for dinner, I ordered them an adult meal of grilled chicken quesadillas with sour cream and salsa to split between them. They all enjoyed it. However, Daniel seemed to enjoy my salad even more. That's the risk one takes when eating beside Daniel.
Further walking in the mall brought us to The Disney Store. You would have thought these kids were in the actual Disney World. And truthfully, after tonight, I probably won't even have to bring them down to Disney World for a long time! Megan kept thanking everyone for taking her to Disney World.
We looked around for quite some time. They had a really good sale going on and I picked each kid up a much needed beach towel.
Daniel was a bit heart broken that the dalmatian wasn't coming home with us.


Rachel H. said...

Okay! I am BACK!!! Hope to keep up on the comments now. Sorry I have been absent!

I have loved seeing all your adventures. Those kids are SO lucky to have a fun mom like you! And if you feel bad about your 2 days eating out, I will gladly direct you to my blog, where we ate out WAAAAAAYY more than any family should ever eat out in one week. :)

I think it's hilarious that your kids are adjusting to the REAL life. :) How funny!!!! And we too love the Disney's free and almost as fun as Disney World. :) jk!

Lisa said...

I don't think I read another blog where mom takes the kids out and about so much! We love to eat out as well.

Mrs. Darling said...

Yep the kids get acclimated quickly. Thats funny how your little one wanted to eat out instead of going home. Tink never want to eat out because of her sensory issues. Peter always wants to eat out!

The Little Wife said...

That's it. I've made a decision. I want to be transported back to childhood and grow up in your house. You are like the coolest mom ever--always on the go doing fun stuff. You rock! You really should have won "America's Favorite Mom".