The past few weekends have been pretty boring so I told Kevin I want to have some fun this weekend! The fun actually started last Wednesday when Carol and I went to get our nails done. We splurged a little and did our toes too since spring is just around the corner! I am the toenail Nazi after all and I will call anyone out who has on open toed shoes and no polish on their toenails! I went with a neon orange color for my toes!
Wednesday night was the girls' special night where they get to sleep in our bed. Ava loves to bring all her stuffed animals with her and arrange them all around her. It is cute but sure doesn't leave much room for anyone else in the bed.
Elia had a friend come home with her from school Friday afternoon. Elia and Anna Garris were in the same class in 1st grade and now in 3rd grade. We went to Yogurt Mountain after school along with everyone else from Arlington Elementary. Carol, Dalton, and Cami joined us. It was almost like a party in there! Then I took Anna Garris, Elia, Cami, and Ava back to my house to play. We ordered pizza and the girls had a great time!
Saturday brought even more fun! We started out at Elia's basketball game! Anna Garris and her mom came and so did Elia's 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Henrikson. That is going above and beyond for a teacher to take time away from her family to come to her student's weekend game. It was very sweet of her to come and it sure made Elia's day!
After Elia's game, the girls wanted to go to Ashely Furniture to meet Zach Randolph who plays for the Grizzlies. When we got there at 2:40, the line literally wound around the store. It seemed to be moving pretty fast in the beginning so Kevin went next door to Dick's to get the girls a basketball for Randolph to sign. By the time he got back, the line was creeping along. At this point, we had been waiting 45 minutes and we had basketballs so we were committed! We ended up waiting in line for over two hours!!
The girls enjoyed testing out the furniture at Ashley Furniture while Kevin and I waited in line.
When we finally got to meet Zach Randolph, the girls were so excited. Of course, it lasted about 3 seconds but it was fun while it lasted.
After our adventures at Ashley Furniture, we went to the Flea Market at the Agricenter. We left with a t-shirt for me and a power band for the girls.
Then we made a quick trip to Target before the circus got started. It has been almost 6 years since we took the girls to the circus. Ava was 18 months old and in a pink leg cast the last time we went. Elia was 3 and a half so neither one of them remembered anything about the circus. Of course, once we got there they both wanted a $15 light up sword. Then came the $5 cotton candy, the $6 funnel cake, etc. It was well worth every penny though.
While we were waiting for the show to start, a clown came into the audience and sat down to talk to the girls. Both girls decided they were scared of clowns and did not like anything about them. LOL!
I tried to take more pictures of the actual circus but the lighting didn't work out so well. I did get a couple of pictures of the elephants though.
We spent Sunday morning going to church, eating lunch, taking a nap, and playing in the cove. This has definitely not been another boring weekend!