Every once in a while, it has worked out that my husband and son are both gone at the same time, leaving just the girls at home. We had an entire week to ourselves last summer and this past weekend was just the two of us again. She loves it. Anytime it’s just me and her, she proclaims it to be a girl party! Apparently that’s pretty awesome when you are seven.
We started the weekend with movies on Friday night. I introduced her to the cartoon Jem a year or so ago and she’s been obsessed ever since. She’s been dying to see the Jem movie, so we rented it. She easily watched it three whole times before we returned it. I watched Brooklyn after she went to bed which I really liked. Speaking of bed, she got to sleep with me all weekend. I remember my sister and I taking turns sleeping with my mom when my dad was out of town for work. My sister and I both loved it and I was probably close to her age.
Saturday morning, we got up early and headed towards downtown San Antonio. I wanted to check out the shops at La Villita. We strolled, we browsed, we had fun, until she got bored, so we headed down to the Riverwalk for lunch. She was adamant that we eat somewhere with tables right on the water so she could feed the ducks. It didn’t quite work out that way, but she was still happy. After lunch, we walked around a bit, said hi to all the horses pulling the carriages (that girl loves every horse she sees), and headed towards the Tower of Americas where we had parked.
The husband took the car for the weekend because his truck is so freaking tall and he wasn’t sure what the parking situation would be where he was staying. You can’t park the truck in parking garages. That left me trying to navigate and figure out where I was going to park. The parking lot at the Tower of Americas it was. She’s been dying to go in there. Groupon to the rescue! They had one for half off entrance for two people. I bought it, but then somehow had credits and it ended up not costing me anything. I’m not sure how that worked, but I’m not complaining.
With your entrance fee is a short 4D movie about Texas. I knew she would love it and she did. It’s 3D with the glasses and all, but the seats move, there’s fog, and a couple times you get squirted with water. I think it’s great, so you know a kid will love it too. After that, we rode the elevator to the top. She wasn’t all that interested in the view. She was however, interested in getting her fortune from Zoltar (the same guy from Big) and taking pictures in the photo booth. I obliged on the photo booth because I love those and because I saved on the entrance free.
We headed back towards home then and made a pitstop for her to get a haircut. She’s been wanting to go a lot shorter lately, so why not? She loves it and she’s still cute. Then it was time to go home. We broke out all the crafts and got busy then. Between the two of us, we made a sign for her teacher and I got to work on some stuff for the the kid’s bathroom. Sunday wasn’t very exciting. We laid around and watched TV until the husband came home and then she spent the rest of the day outside playing.
I really try to have fun one on one time with the kids. I tend to get it more with her than with my son though, but that’s only because he is at his dad’s every other weekend. I need to take him out one weekend and have a day just me and him again.