We survived the first week of school chaos. Between the traffic, figuring out classes, getting the new uniforms and settling into routine I think we did pretty good.
I’m jumping for joy as to how convenient this year is going to be with both girls having the same schedule and I don’t need to spend 4 hours a day on the road from one location to another.
Off course with that I had to have some sort of celebration at the end of their first week.
The girls decided that they wanted to go out for ice cream after school and that’s exactly what we did.
The funny thing is they insisted on having a big dessert.
We therefore went to Chilis (one of our favorite restaurant choices) Conveniently there’s one located at Al-Mohalab Mall next to their school.
They ordered the Chocolate Molten cake with ice cream while I was having the BBQ Chicken Salad. After about 4 bites of their dessert they looked at me and said “Can we share your salad”. I am truly blessed that my children eat healthy and would actually turn their dessert away and devour a salad.
I must have done something right!!
We then walked around the mall, went into makeup stores and put lip gloss on. Went into The body shop and tried almost everything that had a “TRY ME” sticker on it. And just giggled all the time.
Then it was time to head out before the security had enough of us!
Next choice was the infamous “Color Me Mine”
We are addicted to that place and soon will run out of choices of what to paint because we pretty much painted almost every mug, plate, bowl that they have.
The trick about what I do at color Me mine to make my money worth while is that the girls MUST choose something useful.
We used to do the figurines but then I just have a shelf full of “STUFF” and at the rate we go I’m going to run out of space. So it must be something we can use. Therefore we have plates of different sizes, bowls and mugs!
Let me tell you we can spend so much time there it’s crazy.
Now that the girls are older they really take their time and it’s not just about painting with colors over each other.
Trust me we have a bunch of Icky brown bowls from mixing colors. Now the girls chose colors wisely and start to make designs on their ceramics.
I was especially impressed with Zeenah on how she was handling her cup and taking her time in making it pretty.
By the end of this day we had a calm ride home, talking about what a wonderful day we had.
I am so privileged to have girls that appreciate me and here’s to “Making Life Memorable” as a family!