On to my date...I had told you that Parker and I were going on a little trip with my husband this weekend. After the fall and with rain and cold in the forecast, we decided to stay here and have a STAYCATION here in Shreveport..I had been reading about them so thought Parker and I would try it. I highly recommend it. Don't feel bad for Parker. We are taking him on a Disney Cruise in late May for his 11th birthday. On to today's date.....Some of you may disagree with this and if you do, you don't need to tell me. The deal is already made. I SO WANT PARKER TO BE A READER. He already loves it and has read many books, but now we are getting to the big thick books. So I buy him series that he and I find...and I give him $10.00 for every book he reads. Grammy's can do that. He had already read the first two THICK books in the Twilight series, plus every WIMPY KID book, so he had some spending money. We headed to Walmart and while I got my nails done, he shopped. Don't worry, he checks with me every few minutes and he knows all the STRANGER DANGER MOVES.
I have to interrupt this DATE to tell you a story that Parker is still talking about. I LOVE LITTLE BOYS pajamas. There is a saying in our family that I DO NOT want any of my grandkids to wear pajamas that are beading up. I know weird. While Parker was shopping, I checked the children's section...always do...and saw all these cute pajamas, many that I had already bought in early winter for 10.00 a pair. But today they were on sale for 5.00, so I decide I will buy some for next year. They only had Jack and Graysons size, but I picked out a few pair. When I get to the check out these regular 10.00 PJ's rang up 1.00. I looked at the checker and she said they just marked them down. So I go back and get more...as in 15 pair, thinking that is the best 15.00 I have spent in a long time. $150.00 worth of CUTE pajamas for 15.00. When I get back to a different checker, he says they are half, so he takes 50% off the $1.00. I GET 15 pair of PAJAMAS for 8.00.
I MADE TWO PICTURES SO YOU WILL REALLY BELIEVE ME. I HAD SO MUCH FUN FOLDING THEM TONIGHT and thinking about how cute they will be in them. Ok, that was off on a tangent. Sorry!!
Back to the DATE. Parker and I headed to the BOARDWALK and bought our movie tickets to DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and then went across the street to The Cheesecake Bistro. He is a cheesecake LOVER. We had a great pizza and then their famous cheesecake. Parker loves the plain and I tried something I had never had before. The Hawaiian cheesecake....loaded with pineapple sauce and toasted coconut. It was FABULOUS....back to walking tomorrow. We then had an hour to kill, so we walked around and did a little shopping. I had just got my name in the blog Easter exchange and I knew a little about the gal that I was assigned. I want to bless her over and above and I will explain that in a later post...We found some GREAT things and I can hardly wait to start putting it together tomorrow.
Parker is the BEST DATE. Out of the blue, he says to me as we are walking to the theater, "I know why everyone is staring at me!" I am wearing a Vikings shirt and hat and they think I should have on SAINTS stuff. They are JUST WRONG"I had to laugh as I don't think anyone was looking at him. He just wanted me to know he loved my TEAM.
After a great meal, we saw the cutest movie....I had not read the Wimpy Kid books, so at lunch Parker gave me a little background. It was really a super cute movie. Then we got a look at what we will get to see in the next few months.
When we finished with the movie we met Amanda at Barnes and Noble and had some coffee and then went next door to Old Navy and got the boys some summer clothes. One more stop at Target and our STAYCATION continues. Tomorrow night we are including Jack, so his Mom and Dad can have a date. So both boys will be my bed partners tomorrow night.. Have I told you lately that I am madly in love with these little men?
Tomorrow I have some new sites I have just found that I want to share with YOU. DON"T FORGET THE DRAWING FOR THE 2 CARD GIVEAWAYS on SUNDAY NIGHT.