Thursday, February 2, 2017

Charlot's Birthday day out

 If you haven't figured this out by now birthdays are a big, let's be honest HUGE deal to me! My mom always made a big deal of our birthdays and still does so I feel it is my honor to continue her tradition! As the years of having a child and now two have gone on I have found a love for giving experiences instead of things. We live in a small house that is busting at the seams with stuff. I don't remember all the stuff I had as a kid I remember all the things my parents did with me!
With this in mind we decided to let Charlot have a day out doing what she wanted to do with a couple of friends (well one got sick so she couldn't come). And let me tell you my kid knows how to design a day out in style! Charlot's school is a four day per week district so they don't have school on Mondays, so this past Monday was chose as the official Charlot day out!
As you can see in the above picture every good day out must start with the breakfast of champions...a Casey's doughnut and chocolate milk.

Next it was on to grab her buddy Dani, and escape to Columbia for a day any little girl could love! The drive was the most fun, I heard about their love of their brothers, how they were sad that Maggie got sick and couldn't come, how they weren't going to ever get married, how they would never let some strange boy kiss them(praise Jesus), a nose picking discussion happened (this might prevent the previous concern, discussion of favorite restaurants (Dani's is the Crab leg place, and Charlot's is the Boat), what they are doing this summer (Dani is going to the Lake to live Charlot is going to Disney) and then it was decided that maybe they would just live together when they are older with Maggie of course.

Once we got to Columbia lunch was the first item on the agenda. Charlot chose Noodles and Company. "Mom they have the best lunches around, plain buttered noodles, raw broccoli, and a rice krispie...amazing." I was great with that too they have some pretty awesome stir-fry as well! Lunch was more discussions about life, sharing food, coloring, laughing, planing for next years birthday party. I could barely keep up. 

We had a little time to kill before our next appointment so I asked the girls what they wanted to do. In unison "Let's go SHOPPING!" Ha! Two girls after this Momma's heart! We headed to Kohl's for a little retail therapy. Books and a character from the book were purchased! I have since heard that Dani loves the book! Score one for this Momma!

After our short shopping trip, the next stop was Paint the Town, to get a little creative. I can not say enough about this studio and how incredibly kind they were to these girls. We had the place to ourselves (the perks of Monday Funday's), and the instructor showed the girls all they needed to know to create a beautiful work of art for their room!

They both loved mixing the colors and blending them on their picture. Each picture turned out so awesome and unique all at the same time.

 Happy little artists.

Focus on spreading the glitter on to their finished products.

And the final product. they both were so proud to take these home and show them off! Could they be any cuter?!?!?!

The final stop for the day was up next!!! How could you possibly have a fun day out without a stop at Chick-fil-a for a shake.

Dance party while we wait for our shakes!!!

Shake time! I have no idea why in the world they have these faces!

Thanks so much to Dani for spending the day with us! You two seriously made my day AWESOME!

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