Lately Maddie has been having a case of the jealousies when it comes to AJ. She's not been too fond these past two weeks of me paying attention to him. So today was girls day out while the boys spent time together off on their own.
Our girl day actually started last night, with Dada spending the night on the futon and Maddie and I sleeping together. I don't get to sleep much with my kids anymore since I went back to work because I work a graveyard shift, so it's always a special treat! This is the fabulous face I saw when I woke up. So peaceful and beautiful!
AJ actually wakes up about two hours before Maddie does, so I got to spend some time with him before devoting my attention to Maddie. This morning we got to spend it cleaning up the outside of the house!! Someone decided to treat my husband to a TP'ing for his birthday. All the TP got dumped around AJ and he loved it. I think it's one of his favorite things.. playing with unrolled TP and opening and closing doors of all kinds.
Before going on our date, Maddie and I had to go to the nursery to choose some fruit trees for our backyard. We settled on Mandarin oranges, apricots, and probably cherries. After that we went to Jamba juice for some smoothies, and pirate's bootie.
We had fun walking around for a bit before deciding to see a movie. Maddie's very first ever!!! I decided on Toy Story 3, since it was the only G movie playing. We were stuffed on Jamba juice and pirate's bootie so we decided not to have popcorn.
Movie time was very cute. I let Maddie choose the seat and she walked right up to the front of the theater. I was right away dizzy and cross eyed but it was my daughter's first movie and I was going to stick it out! I actually felt better after a few minutes. Maddie liked playing with the seats, getting the bottoms to go up and down and up and down. She stood on the seat and made friends with the little boys sitting behind us. For some reason she knew the lights were supposed to be off because she loudly proclaimed "Mama! The lights are on!"
Eventually the lights dimmed and the previews began. After the first one ended Maddie loudly asked "What happened??". After the next preview ended Maddie asked "What happened??" Then again and again for like 35 more previews she loudly asked after each one "What happened??" She got a few adults giggling. I don't think she liked that the "movies" were so short! Then there was this little cartoon before the movie started about night and day, and the night character had sheep jumping a fence. Maddie started loudly bleating along with them.. "Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!" People around us started cracking up.
Finally the movie started and Maddie snuggled up to me so sweetly! I didn't even have to ask. She just shoved the arm rest out of the way and laid across me. She only lasted about 20 minutes before getting really restless. I had to start whispering into her ear almost constantly, saying "Ooh Maddie look at the horsie!" or "Oh no Barbie is sad!" to keep her focused. About half way through the movie she told me she had to go pee pee. Off to the bathroom we went. Afterwards she saw the concession stand and found M&M's. I spent like $7 on a handful. Sheesh. I asked Maddie about 15 times if she wanted to go back into the movie, and she insisted on going home. That was okay with me. I had a wonderful time with her on our girls day out!
P.S. Happy birthday to my beloved husband!! Thank you for everything you do! I hope you enjoyed your one sleep in day a year. :)