So far the holidays have been nothing to write home about. Granted the Relay took a day or two to get over. My thigh muscles were protesting for quite some time. And Abby had school to finish up. Really we've just been chilling around the house. Which is fine with me, but Mike has these moments were he moans about all the time we're "wasting". Of course he never has any suggestions as to what we should be doing instead.
Today was our big day out with Abby. While Maya napped at the sitters we hit up the theatre to see Kung Fu Panda. Boy, how did a little afternoon at the movies get to be so darn expensive? We were in for nearly $50 by the time the credits rolled. Ouch. Abby, of course loved it. Although she did request that I "hold her hand the entire time" on the way in. Which I did until she got used to the dark and no longer needed my services. She was thrilled to see the trailer for the upcoming Madagascar 2. I have to admit I was too, I loved the first one. Hoover Dam, I love those Penguins! Mike hadn't heard great things about KFP, so he was surprised that he enjoyed it as much as he did. As for Abby she's already requested we purchase it on dvd when it's available.
After the movie we hit up the clearance section of Chapter's. Abby had a great time book shopping. I love that my girls love books. This was Abby's first time shopping at the book mega store that I love so much. The clearance section in Children's Books was huge. Almost too big for Abby. She must have changed her mind a dozen times. In the end she didn't pick any books. Settling instead for a plastic dinosaur from the same line of plastic horses she's been collecting. They are German, I believe and are incredibly detailed model/toys. Since they're solid rubber (I guess really) they are great for going in the pool and bath tub. We did pick up the Secret Garden to read as one of our next read together books. After we finish up the Scarlett Fairy and The Velveteen Rabbit. She also helped pick out a book for Maya. A lift the flap book about farm animals that Maya loves. I've already read it to her half a dozen times.
Of course I may have picked up a book or two for myself. Like I need more, but I cannot resist, especially when the prices are so great. I ended up with over $90 worth of books for a mere $32.50. How sweet is that? Plus Maya's book was free with their buy three get the fourth free deal on until the 30th. Then we came home and tortured Maya by trying to put her in the pool. It did not go over well. Never willing to take the easy route that kid.
It was a pretty perfect day really.