Madison and Daddy took a quick detour to the library and picked up several books, movies and CDs. Let me just say that I love this book above. It is brilliant. Seriously, I'm going to have to get it. Madison loved it too - we read it just before bedtime, and we both wanted to read it again. It sort of channels "Hotel Transylvania," although this book more than likely came out first. Speaking of which, that movie comes out next week, just in time for Valentine's Day. Seriously? It appears we'll have a really weird cross between the two holidays. Yes, we've seen "Nightmare Before Christmas," where Halloween and Christmas collide. But here's a new concept, just a tad stranger because of the distance between the two holidays on the calendar. I say all this because Madison will no doubt get that movie as a Valentine's Day gift.
She's getting a lot that day though. There were some sales back in December, just before Christmas, that were too good to pass up on. We've got a couple Leapster Explorer games tucked away in our secret hiding place (not telling you where that is!), and we've also got a Star Wars Princess Amidala Paper Doll Book. This I've been holding on to for years!
Just to continue the exam theme of the month, today Mommy and Daddy went to the dentist. And, yes, we both have to come back. Daddy has one of those places on his teeth that you just can't fix by brushing every day. Darn it. And Mommy's problems go beyond the simple. Poor Mommy.
After the dentist, Daddy got the other craving out of the way. During the fast, he was craving ginger dumplings. We went to California Pizza Kitchen (clad with a coupon from Mommy's online coupon-festival), and we had a very pleasant lunch with all the other yuppies. It was a very nice experience, and the food as always is good there. Of course, we ate more than that. We also took home some tiramisu, which Mommy just loves. Okay, Daddy loves it too. But not as much as Mommy. It is a serious weak spot for her.
We went to the Disney Store after that, and were saddened to hear there will be no "Wreck-it Ralph" lithographs with a pre-purchase of the movie. Which sort of makes me not care about pre-purchasing the movie anymore! Seriously, Disney Store, I've been collecting these since the nineties. I've got a stack about four feet tall! Okay, so it isn't that tall. But these are nice, collectable prints that I have in my dresser. Here's one that we picked up for the movie "Brave:"
Anyway, no more lithographs. Bummer! It was a bit of a hassle to drive to the Disney Store to get these movies and lithographs, so you can see how we're probably not going all the way down to the Disney Store anymore to get a movie, not when the lithographs are gone and you can just buy the same movie a lot closer - and in some cases recently they come with other incentives.
Moving on! Madison got home today as always, and as stated earlier: we went to the library. It was good, and we spent some time there looking around. Madison found a few things, as did Daddy, and together we walked out the door with a big pile of media. Not before Madison stopped to sit with the statues of the kids reading "Tarzan," of course.
It was a long day, and this weekend will be really long, which is pretty much why we all went to bed pretty early tonight. The Big Top goes up this weekend, and it'll be a fantastic service on Sunday. But the hard part will be the next few days: getting the act together!