Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A Mom Weekend

Mason was asked to play on a soccer team in St. Louis last weekend. He's practiced with them a handful of times this fall when he was free. Turns out, he's pretty good at it! I had no idea of rules or soccer plays, but I had good lessons over the weekend. Matt had to work so it worked out for the kids and I to head down for a weekend of fun (and a quiet house for him to sleep).

It was cold Saturday morning! Girls had fun with stickers and books sideline. 




We met for lunch at a mall. Ironically, Matt worked right down the road in college.
After lunch, I suprised the girls with a trip to Build A Bear! I've been wanting to do it and the timing was right.

Molly picking out Applejack's heart.

Maya doing the same with Wishes' heart.
Stuffing!


Placing the hearts inside.,


Maya with her dog, Wishes.
Molly and Applejack the pony.
First bath.

Helped by her brother.
Picking out clothes!
More bathing.
Happy girls!

Next, Mason had saved up his Birthday money and researched where he wanted to spend it, The Guitar Center. Paradise for a guitar loving kid!
He knew the exact one he wanted- and they actually had a used one for sale! He was thrilled!
Trying it out.
Since Maya, Molly, and Mason had their fun, I asked Mitch what he wanted. He said, "Chuck E Cheese!?"
I had already researched that there was a Dave and Buster's near our hotel. I wish I had on video his excitement when I offered that instead. He'd seen it on TV commercials, but never dreamed he'd go! He was beside himself in excitement! 

It was Chuck E. Cheese on steroids, nuts video games!!!
His fav? Pac-Man from the 80's!! He was amazing at it!
The girls loved it too,

Still playing!

Then we had another soccer game that evening. Pretty cool, turf and lights- but cold!
Onto Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner.
The McDowell boys! The boys' first friends here!
We stayed in a hotel and crashed, all so tired! 
Soccer early and cold Sun. Morning.
Once we got home, we tackled Mitchell's science fair project. Let the seeds grow! With Coke, Sprite, or water...time will tell.

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