Monday, March 28, 2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016
To really blow out Spring Break with a bang, I took off one more day on Good Friday. We headed to the Hines’ for the second annual SAA egg hunt. The girls always have such a good time- as do the mamas- and this year was just a little warmer than last year (because it was frigid in 2015). To this extra hormonal (read: hot) mama, it felt wonderful in the sun!
When I asked her what she wanted to do afterward, she was pretty set on getting her nails done. She hasn’t been interested lately, so I went without her recently. Of course, she noticed the second I took my shoes off, and she was mad! She wanted to get hers done too, so we finally had our mani for her/ pedi for me date. With it being the Friday before Easter, it was PACKED, but HG was as patient as I’ve ever seen her. When it was finally her turn, she got her fingernails done while I was in the back getting my pedi. She told me she had all these rules- no clipping nails or hangnails, etc., which I passed along to the manicurist, but when I saw her after I finished, she had let her do ALL of it and she was so proud of her beautiful manicure- hot pink on one hand and purple on the other. She skipped out of there, singing, “I love my nails!” And then she asked to go home, get in pjs, and play Zelda with Daddy. Perfect ending to such a fun day with my girl!
On Wednesday, we decided to go explore downtown with Spiffer, and HG said, “Yay! It’s a girls’ day!”
We started at the Beale Street Landing, a relatively new park on the riverfront. We’ve passed it a million times but have never stopped to climb the hill to see the view from the top. While the forecast predicted a sunny day with temps in the high 60s (hence HG’s shorts and sleeveless shorts), it ended up being overcast and in the high 50s and WINDY. At least, we all had jackets to throw on! The view from the top of the landing was really neat, but we just stayed a minute or two, took a pic, and then headed back to the warm car.
Then, we were off to Bass Pro Shop. HG went with GD and Spiffer last summer when it opened, but I still hadn’t been. She was really happy to show me around. First on the agenda was the shooting range, then up to the top for the observation deck, and she finally let us eat!
View from America’s tallest, free-standing elevator (28 floors)
After we saw every inch of the shop and picked out our fudge, we headed to the Arcade, the oldest restaurant in Memphis, for milkshakes. They did not disappoint and really hit the spot after a day of exploring!
On Thursday, I had to go back to work, so HG spent the day with Spiffer. She chose to go to the Children’s Museum, and God bless Spiffer for taking her (it wears me out!). They had a big time playing on the playground outside too. HG showed Spiffer her new trick of MONKEY BARS!