The kids are at a pretty fun age. Five and seven years old is fun when it comes to Christmas presents. I always try and buy something that we can do or build on Christmas day or the following week. This year I found a fun thing called K'nex. It's a building toy, a very complex one! I settled on a roller coaster kit and I started building it a few days after Christmas. I bought it with the intention that Wesley would build it but it was a bit harder than I thought it would be. So about four hours and three days later (it hurts your fingers!) I completed this giant roller coaster. It's pretty cool! The up side is that there is a giant roller coaster on my dining room table that the kids play with pretty often. The down side is I have a giant roller coaster on my dining room table that I have no idea what to do with.
As a last hurrah before school started I took the kids to see Big Hero 6 at the movie theater. It was a very cute and very sad movie. I bawled......well maybe not "bawled" but there was some crying. Kids liked it.
Greta started up preschool again yesterday and Wesley didn't have school so I had the rare occasion to spend the afternoon with my son instead of my daughter. He insisted on Panera Bread with their tasty cookies and cupcakes. A giant frosted sugar cookie caught his eye, then he inhaled it. I drooled but stuck to my hot tea (must get back on track after the Holidays!).
Then we headed to Target to spend some money he had saved. Since we were there I headed over to the cosmetics to pick up a new color of lipstick. I have never been a big lipstick gal, the thought of all those chemicals ingested just kept me away. But then I found Burt's Bee's Lip Crayons. No nasty chemicals and they stay on! Yay! So I let Wesley pick out a new color. He, of course, picked the darkest shade of red they had. I thought "what the heck!" We get in the car and he informs me he picked it out because it was "creepy". Haha! Nice. It's not so bad, I kind of even like it. It's out of my comfort zone which isn't a bad thing now and again. I had a very nice time with my oldest child, I hope to do it again soon.