Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Girl's Day Out

It's not too many times that I'm able to venture out with all four of my girls. Most of the time someone has a lesson or I have a chiropractor or midwife appointment. This summer has been especially hectic with little vacations and camps and such.

Today? Today was different.

MadGirl needed to buy her friend a birthday gift and specifically wanted to go to the mall. The house was relatively clean and so I said, "let's go"! So I loaded up all four of my girls and headed to our local mall.

My spontaneity astounds me.

Might I say that there was a jolly good time to be had by all involved. Our first stop was my girl's favorite...Chick Fil A. There seems to be a Chick Fil A gene in this family's gene pool of girls. It's the land where ketchup and Polynesian sauce flow and chicken reigns supreme. Amen.

Grace and Maddie. The two most Chick Fil A lovin' children you will ever meet.

Olivia and the Momma. Please ignore my roots.

And Hope. The youngest Chick Fil A lovin' child and people watcher extraordinaire.

After we finished our lunch we went on our mission to find a gift. Usually I find mall roaming a deplorable deed. Especially when pregnant. I didn't use to be this way. There was once a time I could have easily been called a mall rat. However, the 5th child seemed to bring about many changes in my once carefree, mall roaming self. I am now a self proclaimed homebody. And I like it.

Anyway, after minimal mall roaming we found the much sought after gift. It was relatively easy and the only issues I had during the process was the buckets of sweat I was producing from wearing a maternity blouse that was made of polyester.

Polyester is a pregnant woman's worst nightmare, y'all.

Al Gore had it all wrong. Global warming wasn't created by greenhouse gases being emitted from fossil fuels. I can pretty much guarantee it was created by the heat being emitted from too many pregnant women trying to look cute and stylish by wearing flowy, polyester maternity tops!

Oh the heat I exuded!

But I did look cute. Or as Madgirl put it...Bohemian Momma. I am nothing if not a fashion icon.

A sweaty one.

Anyway, more spontaneity ensued and we decided to go see the Kit Kittredge movie.

Y'all. It's one of the cutest movies I have ever seen! It was clean, entertaining and actually had some great lessons to be learned. Hollyweird managed not to mess this one up. I laughed, I cried and thoroughly enjoyed myself, as did all my girls. Of course, I do realize that I am extremely hormonal right now and could have incurred the same emotions during an episode of Sponge Bob. I'm just sayin'. Despite my mood swings, this is one movie that is not to be missed! Two thumbs up!

And so ended our Girl's Day Out. It was a good one.

I plan on making sure these kind of days happen more often.


Little Loveys Mom said...

AWWWWWWWWWW WHAT A FUN DAY...and your day was def better than mine! You had a chick day out! woohoo!

Shelly said...

I'm tellin' ya. As great as Chick-Fil-a is, you've gotta check out Zaxby's. The best dipping sauce in the world!

I hear ya about the mall. In college I loved roaming it. Now, it's a pain & we go if there's something we just have to go there for & no where else. We enjoy people watching there though.

Christine said...

Oh it looks like y'all had a blast! I love girls day out! You are so blessed with such beautiful girls.
I tend to be more of a homebody, as well, because it can be quite a chore taking a 5 year old, 3 year old, and a 1 year old out by myself. When I do take my children out, I am always sooo thankful to get home! You are a tough cookie doing so much during pregnancy! ;)
I cannot wait till Kit Kittredge comes to my local $2 theater. It looks awesome. Blessings!

The one and only, Elisa said...

Ok so oh my gosh i am dying of laughter. dying. really truly. I'm dying from your theory of global warming. haha love it.