Girls’ Day Out

Katie starts school on Monday so today we had a Girls’ Day Out. What a great day it was!

First were Sunflower Spa Pedicures which were divine. We sat in massage chairs with heated pillows around our necks. Our feet received a sunflower scrub followed by a green tea mask and then wrapped in hot towels. While all that was going on we were each given a bowl of vanilla bean ice cream sprinkled with chocolate candy covered sunflower seeds. Is there any better way to start a day (after coffee, of course) than with dessert? I think not.

When the polish was dry (or mostly dry, anyway) we drove across the parking lot (because the polish wasn’t completely dry) to a delicious restaurant and sat outside on the patio. We shared the most amazing tomato basil bruschetta – something we had decided on a couple of days ago. I had the French Onion Soup with about a half an inch of Gruyere on top and Katie had some sort of wrap — not exactly sure because I was too busy enjoying my soup.

Once the check was paid we headed for the movies, but we just missed the 2:10 showing so we walked around Target for a while. Big mistake. Huge. We only needed two things. Two. We walked out with twenty or so. Hair products, toothpaste, and necessities like books, clothes, candy. Funny how you remember all the things you need when they’re right in front of you. We finally realized we had to go or we were going to miss the 3:50 showing because these things we couldn’t live without kept popping up.

Todd and Taylor had a Boys’ Day Out very similar to ours, except no pedicure. At least that’s what they said. Hold on a second…

…I was going to look at Todd’s toes to make sure they hadn’t been “handled” and I’m still not sure because Todd has tennis shoes on. Kind of odd if you ask me. He usually always wears flip flops in the summer. I’ll have to get back to you on this one.

But I digress. The boys went to lunch (not nearly as delicious as ours, I’m sure) and then they went to the same theater to see Inglorious Basterds (which I can say without being accused of cussing because “basterds” is spelled wrong). So Katie and I parked in the same row and left a note on Todd’s truck (which reminds me of another post I’m going to have to write). Then we went in and got our scrumptuals, but we had to sit on a bench outside the theater because they were still cleaning it. The benches were right next to the theater that Todd and Taylor were in. Can you guess what I did?

Nope. I wanted to. Really bad I wanted to go in, stand at the bottom and look for the boys and then wave at them. But seeing as how I AM an adult, and a responsible one at that, I refrained. Finally we were allowed in our theater and we found the perfect seats. Not too far up; not too far down; right in the middle. Perfect.

We saw Julie and Julia. Have you seen it? It was delightful. I can’t think of a better word to describe it. Just delightful. If you love to eat you should see it. If you love to cook you should see it. If you love to write or if you blog, you should see it. If you’re a woman or a female of some type, you should see it. If you’re a guy you should see it (it’s not a chick flick, just so you know). If you’ve ever been to Paris you should see it. If you want to go to Paris you should see it. Heck, if you have a pulse you should see it! It’s just a good movie. It’s just… just… delightful.

Of course part of my fanaticism could be that Todd, Taylor and I watched Defiance last night and today’s movie was a complete change. Defiance is a very good movie, too, but very difficult in some spots to watch. Today’s movie? Well you already know. Delightful. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.


  1. Gretchen on August 29, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Am I first to the partay?Thrilled for your amazing girls day. ANd well done for the boys in having their own brand of fun. I need to see J and J. This just seals it. And…I need to find me a pedi spa that does vanilla ice cream with chocolate covered sunflower seeds. Quickly.Glad you had fun.

  2. Carpool Queen on August 30, 2009 at 8:03 am

    The only thing missing is that I wasn't there! I am hereby volunteering to go see Julie & Julia with anyone that wants to go see it. Or see it again.

  3. His Girl on August 30, 2009 at 8:51 am

    your DAY sounds delightful. such great memories for your chikkie, too.Ii think I probably NEED to see the movie since I love to cook, (well,I love to eat, anyway)I am a female, (not sure if I'm mature enough to be a woman)I love to write AND blog, I have been to Paris, and I think YOU are quite delightful. Pretty sure that's a requirement, then.thanks for sharing your day.

  4. Monnik on August 30, 2009 at 10:14 am

    How fun! I am going to propose a similar day with my oldest daughter today.(minus the Target. My checkbook can't handle Target today.)

  5. Tara Marie on August 30, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Great day had by all.I'm jealous, I worked bingo, so Junior and Dad had boys day–they took out the rechargable airplane for hours of fun.So, why is Basterds spelled wrong?

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