Bits of Sweetness: When boring days turn into awesome ones!

When boring days turn into awesome ones!

You know those days where you don't have much planned, but then they unexpectedly turn into fabulous memorable days? This was one of those days!! We started off with a playdate at the children's museum with some good friends. (It was community free day!) For being a somewhat small museum located in the mall, there is a lot to do!!! (Also nice because it's easier to keep track of the kids!!) 
Andrew wasted no time finding something fun to do!
{Building a ball run out of magnet-backed pvc pipes}
{Ahoy matey! Fun on the Nordic tug}
Practicing brushing teeth! He pretended to brush mine too!
He made this for me at the museum too! 
I printed his picture on a CD label sticker & cut it out 
so that I didn't have to glue it on. Worked great.
I love how his yellow shirt matches the frame :)
Andrew and Jaxson: best buddies! (Jaxson is my friend Ashley's adorable son. 
She blogs over here with some great ideas & posts!)

Afterwards, we got our usual gumball that he gets if he is good (just a special mall thing :) )
We were in for a surprise! Not only did we get one but this time he got four!!!
{Jackpot!!}
After that, we headed to Penneys to go say hi to Daddy at work since he was there another hour.
I saw a sign for $2.99 spring clearance at the Children's Place. I almost didn't go in, but was thinking that it would be a good idea to buy ahead for Adrian. We found some super good deals!
Seriously, how cute are these?! Matching shoes. $1.99 each!
I am totally having mommy denial over my 4 year old little boy
 being into big boy sized shoes already.
When did this happen?!!! I JUST got him size 9 sandals for summer a month ago and already,
some size 10s are now fitting. He is in the 10th percentile for height & weight and stays
in clothing sizes for at least a year but his feet- ohmyword!!!
Makes this mama tear up! Bittersweet!
{Matching Thomas shirts for the boys}
While we were getting ready to check out, Andrew found a hat that he loved!
I didn't get it because it was boys 10-14! But later thought it would be fun to anyways.
But by then, Andrew had already changed his mind and did not want it! Ahh oh well!

 After saying hi to Daddy, we stopped at the mall play area so Andrew could get some wiggles out. There were two families there for a birthday party and they were painting the kids' faces who were there for the birthday party. The next thing I know, Andrew was sitting right beside the lady telling her, "I want my face painted too!" Bold much?! Lol! She said it was totally fine (so sweet of her!) and he sat very patiently & still while she decorated his face.
{I am lion! Hear me roar!}

He had a busy day! He fell asleep in Daddy's arms at almost 5pm!
But... that was the shortest nap ever and 2 minutes later he was up! lol. Oh well. Still got an early bedtime. You parents who have kids who can take an afternoon nap and still get to bed early are way too lucky! If Andrew naps at all into the afternoon, (especially if it lasts until 4 or later) he is never tired enough for bed until 11 pm or later. Yeah.... His naps ended at only 2 1/2 and I was soooo sad about it. I had no idea what I was going to do with him suddenly being up in the afternoon but discovered how wonderful it was to then have my evenings free! ahhh!! Kids! I'm curious how Adrian will be!!

Andrew has just been full of quotes today.

I confiscated Andrew's soccerball from the tub (seeing LOTS of splashes with that idea!!)
His response? "But it's THIRSTY mama!!!" Good one... :)

THEN his next excuse was: But I need to do foot exercises (with it)!!

I found oily stuff on the kitchen floor this morning. I asked Andrew about it. he said he had sprayed sunscreen on the floor "to make it slippery for the bugs so if they come in, it'll catch them so they can't go anywhere!!" That kid!! He comes up with the most amazing stuff! lol

 Andrew: "Mama, I am a GREAT sleeper in your bed!!! I can sleep through the night!! Just not in my bed!" "Oh REALLY?!" "Yeah!! That is a GREAT idea!!! I love it!" Proceeds to go put his stuffed animals onto our bed before he gets an answer! I love his enthusiasm!! Sleeping through the night in our bed? Yeah lol that would be nice but not so much! Then he came out and said ever so sweetly, "Mama, my stuffed animals are all tucked in for the night in your bed! Can I sleep with you tonight?!" His big hopeful eyes and adorable smile were sooo cute :)
Gotta love kids :)

My awesome thing for the day? 
Getting a mocha cookie crumble frappe at Starbucks for 1/2 off!!
Check out May's special!
 
{My top fave is the coconut mocha frappe and any of the creme ones- coconut creme, vanilla bean creme, green tea creme- ahhh!}
 
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, the Everett Imagine Children's Museum has two more free days in the next few months!! Next Friday, May 18th & Friday June 15th from 5:30-9pm both days!
Funny story: I was looking up info for this and found it! (or so I thought!)
I had been talking to a friend about meeting up for it!
Then I looked on the page and saw that it was actually for 
Imagine Children's Museum in Atlanta! And it was for an entirely different day!!
Good thing I caught that or we would have shown up & been sorely disappointed!!

If you didn't catch it earlier, the Children's Place has spring clearance for $1-$2.99 right now!!!
We found short sleeve shirts, some winter sweaters (still!), sunglasses, and sandals!
They also had shorts, summer clothes, and a lot of other things on sale too!
You can save 20% by opening a Children's Place card 
(and pay the account in full when you get the statement!!)

Now to go get some sleep after that long day!! (and long post! lol)

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  3. Glad you guys had such a fun day yesterday! He makes a cute lion! That is a really good picture of the boys. :)

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  4. Glad you guys had such a fun day yesterday! He makes a cute lion! That is a really good picture of the boys. :)

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  5. Days like that are so much fun!  We usually end up doing random things on my hubbys day off.  Hes not a planner so we head out somewhere and low and behold it turns out fabulous!  Glad you had a good day... I had to smile at Andrew sitting down and saying he wanted his face painted.  My kids are so reserved.  They would WANT it but I would be pushing them over there (literally) to sit with a stranger and get it done.  My oldest is getting a bit braver (thankfully).

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  6. Days like that are so much fun!  We usually end up doing random things on my hubbys day off.  Hes not a planner so we head out somewhere and low and behold it turns out fabulous!  Glad you had a good day... I had to smile at Andrew sitting down and saying he wanted his face painted.  My kids are so reserved.  They would WANT it but I would be pushing them over there (literally) to sit with a stranger and get it done.  My oldest is getting a bit braver (thankfully).

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