Monday, June 9, 2008

5 Days without Daddy: Day 5

With the excitement of Brandon's return last Friday I forgot to post our Day 5 recap... I hope I can remember everything!

No swim lessons on Friday so we were able to sleep in a little later and not rush around quite as much.
We met Ms. Amy at the Y at 11:30. I've worked my way up to 30 minutes on the elliptical machine. Not too bad considering we've only been working at it for 1 week (and last summer I only made it up to 20 minutes... my heart wasn't in it last year!).

After a good workout we ran over to Target.

Chandler was SO GOOD last week I felt like she deserved a small reward. She LOVES her Polly Pocket Disney Princesses and Sleeping Beauty's head popped off several months ago. She has been asking for a replacement for sometime, but we had not bought one yet.
I've been looking for a set that had Prince Phillip in it as well as Sleeping Beauty. I was beginning to think they didn't make them... I had seen sets with Cinderella & Prince Charming and sets with Belle & the Beast, but they were the only ones.

Last Sunday I happened upon the toys aisle... without kids in tow... I guess I was on cruise control :)
THERE IT WAS... Sleeping Beauty, Prince Phillip, the horse with the carriage... the whole set. AND THEY ONLY HAD ONE!!
So what did I do?

I left it on the shelf and hoped and prayed that it would be there the next time Chandler did something worthy of a reward! :)
I know, I know... the whole way out of the store I kept thinking, "Go back and get it!! You've looked for months and finally found it!" I convinced myself to walk away empty handed.

So, we walk into Target... Chandler thought I was there to look at shoes. :)

I looked at shoes and then we wandered over to the toy department. I walked passed the Disney Princess aisle and took a peek to see if it was there....


I stopped the cart and told Chandler about how proud I was of her. She was so very well behaved the whole time Brandon was gone. She helped with Riley. She helped with the puppies (for the brief time that we had them!). She was really working hard in her swim lessons. She had a great attitude all week (well 90% of the time, but she is only 5 years old!).

I told her I was going to get her a prize to reward her....

Her response...
"Thanks mom! Can I get the dancing Hamster??"

We walked down the princess aisle. I picked up the Sleeping Beauty set and she went nuts!!!

We headed home and she played with it for the rest of the day (and all Saturday morning, and all Sunday afternoon, and all day today... you get the picture!). Sleeping Beauty and Prince Phillip even took a trip to Wal-mart Friday night.

Brandon arrived home around 6:00 Friday night. All three of us were excited to see him.

Unfortunately, we had lots to do to get ready for the party on Saturday!
We ate dinner. Brandon cut the grass. The girls and I went to Wal-mart. BUSY, BUSY, BUSY.

Saturday after the softball party we took the girls to see Kung Fu Panda. There were lots of funny parts and only 1 or 2 things that I would have changed (they said stupid and sucks), but Chandler really enjoyed it and is now asking to rent it on DVD... I guess we need to try to explain the movie process... movie theatre, long wait, DVD.

This week it's back to the routine.
Swim lessons for Chandler and work for Brandon.
Vacation Bible School starts tonight so I'll be at the church working in the nursery (with Riley) while Chandler participates in VBS and Brandon plays softball. :)

Some day soon things will slow down. Hopefully!