we have been in travel mode since friday. we have stayed in ft worth, comanche, and now austin. tonight while ben goes to san antonio to visit a friend he used to work with, the kids and i will have a slumber party at my sister in laws. she has this great new house i havent seen yet and we'll just let the kids go crazy and enjoy out glasses of wine. lol.
yesterday we had a great day. in the past that it had opened i never made it to the ikea in round rock. i know what an atrocity!! so i was going yeaterday. we showed up and since the local schools havent begun their vacations yet the parking lot was not full of cars. but a school field trip did show up right as we were and let off 2 bus loads of preteens doing some sort of math-budget-numbers thing. not the nicest of shopping experiences i must say. so we opted to not follow the arrows and head in the opposite direction of the adolescent masses. it only solidified the reason why i quit teaching.
we made a quick round but i didnt have a map and we were trying to avoid the field trip... not easy, so we ended up back at the front. but ikea has a wonderful place. you can check you kids into the play area and shop. my kids were all for that. so in they went while ben and i explored more endepthly. lol.
no i didnt but anything. yeah i know but it was still nice to look. i saw lots of things i thought would be nice when finances were better and ben got lots of building ideas. i had located the kids area that i had wanted to show my crew int he beginning so we checked them out grabbed a great little lunch at the restaurant and let them run around the kids area which they thought was fantastic.
after that we hit the movies. i saw mr magorium's wonder emporium with phoebe and luke. and ben took david to see fred claus.
all in all a great day. if i dont see you all before thurs, happy thanksgiving.