So we're all moved and mostly settled. On Friday Steve & I were talking about how we've been spending our time...unpacking, organizing, breaking down boxes, etc...and realized Claire wasn't mentioned in any of that. Feeling a little guilty, but mostly just in need of some quality family time, we decided that Monday was our day...or Claire's day...to choose our schedule and we'd do whatever she wanted.
4 year olds sure know how to make an awesome family day schedule::
swimming naked in the morning...this was an activity JUST FOR CLAIRE!! I got to lay by the pool in the warm sunshine and read!
...last time we went to B-a-B, Claire saw a Hello Kitty stuffed animal so
when we told her she could pick the Family Day schedule, the first thing she said
was, "I want to go to Build-a-Bear and get Hello Kitty!!" She's been
saving her allowance for awhile now, so we told her she could spend it
on that if she'd like. Clearly she agreed!
...before we went to Chucks, we stopped by the pet store...and oh.my.word...all of us wanted to walk out of there with a new puppy. We held and pet as many as they'd let us. Claire wanted the tiniest little dog...but he resembled Jack a little too much...anyone remember that little beast?!?
...so gross, but I guess if you're 4.5 years old, it's awesome! I think
she'd forgotten about Chuck's, but when she dumped her allowance out of
her piggy bank to get her Hello Kitty money, she found like 10 ChuckE
coins...ok, we'll go...and I'll challenge Daddy to some ski-ball!!
So I didn't beat Steve in ski-ball...but for those of you who've seen my man shoot hoops, you know he didn't stand a chance to beat me in Street Hoops...and yes...I hold the current HIGH SCORE of 151 points at ChuckECheese in Escondido...pretty proud of that!!