Friday, August 21, 2009

Surviving without Dad

The girls reminded me yesterday that when Dad goes on his annual brothers camping trip it is time for us to have some extra girly fun: movies, shopping, and salon treatment.
Last night we kicked off the party with carameled popcorn and a movie, "Princess Protection Program" It was oozing with girlyness. We loved it.

I was excited for the chance to sleep diagonally on the bed (which is my preferred sleeping position) but I got little bit scared of all the noises after 10pm and so I carried Princess Adrie in with me. Even in her sleeping stupor I felt confident she would protect me from the monsters under the bed and she did! She woke up quite pleased to be in Daddy's spot.

This morning the girls received salon treatment at the local beauty college. Buddy was really WOWED by the results as you can see. While they were getting their hair princess-styled he spent a good time in the lobby knocking over shampoo displays while I rearranged them. After, we went on a shopping spree at the local thrift store (D.I.) where you can get a book AND a toy for under $1. This was Kate's idea. She is our thrifty princess and so she was excited to find a strapping Hercules doll to marry one of her Barbies. Their new-to-them toys have already provided hours of good cheap fun.

Later we'll probably watch another girly movie and paint our nails or something. With all the kicks our wiggly princess Adrie gave me last night I might be brave enough to sleep alone tonight!


Sheree said...

What beautiful hairstyles! If only we could find a Miko (was that her name?) Barbie doll for them to appreciate.

You've inspired me to make the most of Jared's river trip with his office. That sounds like fun!

Megz said...

I too am enjoying my diagonal sleeping, but would never mar it with a child in bed with me!
I think Cannon is getting big enough to get a fancy hairdo. Next year?

Michelle said...

Way to go. When T goes camping we usually eat pizza and watch Scooby Doo. I like your way better.

cold cocoa said...

Pretty girls! What about your do?

How funny you needed a babe in the bed with you. We had some serious sounds last night too! Hope the rest of the time is as fun as what you've already done!

T said...

haha - I think you ALL are coping better than I am with the manly absence...

hmmm... actually I'm coping just fine, but the kids may be eager to have Dad back so that I'll stop being a bum!