Monday, December 28, 2009

After Christmas Fun

Much has been going on these few days after Christmas. On Saturday we decided to go shopping with some of our Christmas money. Crazy huh! Didn't we all just finish with shopping. Who wants to go back and do it again. This is kind of one of those crazy traditions for us. We usually always go out the day after Christmas to spend gift cards and such. First we stopped and had lunch at Chickfila and tried to return some boots I got that didn't fit. Next back on the road to The School Box (a teacher supply store). Bought some great items to use for Language Arts. While I was in the store looking around which usually takes me a while, Scott took Grace to Dave and Busters and let her play some games. Next, off to Discover Mall. The picture above is at Bass Pro Shop and Grace is watching the fish swim by. Very relaxing. The picture below is from the Lego Store. This Lego Store is the only one in the State of Georgia and it is a small store. Grace used some of her Christmas money to purchase a small bucket of legos. All shopping excursions must include some kind of book store. This time it was Books a Million. We all looked in there for about two hours. Scott got coffe and Grace hot chocolate. After all that looking Grace purchased a book about drawing dragons. I got Inkheart (been wanting to start this series). Back in the car we went. This area we were in is actually about 1 hour and 15 minutes from our house. We used to live in this area and there was a pizza place that we loved and haven't eaten at in about 6 years. We were super excited to go there for dinner, but when we arrived the restaurant is no longer there. Back in the car again and decided to stop at Chilis. It was delicious.
Sunday Grace played all afternoon with a neighborhood friend and then spent the night with another friend from church. I got in lots of reading, etc. with all the time to myself. Went and visited with my mother also. She hasn't been feeling very well because of her first chemo treatment. This morning I left early to return some books to the library, go to the yarn store (fun!), then picked up Grace from her sleep over. Now she is back at the neighborhood friends house again. Tonight I am going to meet the moms from our support group for dinner and Grace is off to grannys.


Kristenph said...

You are a brave woman to go shopping the day after Christmas! I went this morning and it wasn't bad at all. We love to visit the fish tank at Bass Pro Shop too. My kids call it the fish mall because of it.

Tammy said...

What a nice blog you have. :)

I had to laugh...we also go shopping the day after Christmas. There's always a little money or a few gift cards that the kids are anxious to spend.

Also, the blog book cost $64.95 plus about $5 shipping and handling. I wasn't sure if you saw my response in the comment section of my blog.

Leslie said...

Looks like a fun - and full - day. We go shopping after Christmas too. Just a little bit too. It's more of a fun girls time out though. We were only out a couple of hours and that included eating breakfast. Glad you had fun!


Tonya @ Live the Adventure said...

Oooohhhh! We would love the Lego store! I sooo want to go! I searched all over the day BEFORE Christmas trying to find the new motor home Lego sets, only to find that they were sold out everywhere. That's what I get for waiting until the last minute. Looks like you had a fun day shopping!:)