the kids and i played hooky today.
well, not REALLY. they did have a dental checkup to make our day off legit, but we did have fun with the rest of our day.
first, h spent his birthday $$ on an ipod shuffle. the cool special edition RED one, too. good choice for a 9 year old boy, huh?
then s spent her saved allowance (and some certificates i had) on a polar bear at build-a-bear. she named it knut after "knut the cute" from the berlin zoo.
then we visited santa. s asked for an american girls OUTFIT (the blue one that matches the just like me doll she got last year from santa). h asked for avatar: the burning earth video game for his xbox. santa looked befuddled.
we went to the park to bask in the 80 degree record-breaking heat.
it's nice to take a day off from school, isn't it?