To Read on the Journey

Monday, July 11, 2011

7/11 Day

the alarm sounded at 7:11 a.m.
this morning
and the 7/11 day festivities began!

emilie's bestie, "chloebal warming" {chloe's camp name} joined us
and we went ALL OUT 
celebrating 7/11 day,  
 emilie's exit from age 11 in a few days,
and chloe's entrance to age 11 this week too! 

our goals: 
speak in 7 word sentences
{that didn't last long}
do 7 different things
do things in 7's or 11's.

#1. 7/11 for slurpees!
{this was the first slurpee my kids have ever had. i blame it on my stainphobia}

#2. batter up for b-fast... the birthday girls splurged and shared the ice cream sundae pancakes!
{yes, they had their slurpees before b-fast}

#3. bowling.  knocking down 7 pins counted as strike!

#4. the $3 theater for judy moody.
the girls sat in the 7th row, and noah and i sat in the 11th row. 
#5. a ride on a merry-go-round. 
#6. the nickel arcade
{i gave them 7 nickels... and then gave them 11 more}

#7. 7 samples of yogurt at yogurtland...
followed by yogurt
{and a sugar-coma of course}

i'm a few pounds heavier,
 a few dollars lighter,
 a whole lot of giggles happier,
and a ton of memories fuller


the kids had a 
7/11 DAY!!


Jen ( said...

I love the carousel pictures! Now I'm going to have to find the nearest carousel to take my kids. :)

Anonymous said...

That is AWESOME. Seriously. I've never even heard of 7/11 day. Maybe next year . . .

mel @ the larson lingo said...

FUN!!! All we did for 7-11 day is get slurpees! Love your ideas...what a great day!

{cuppakim} said...

oh my goodness. you guys took the 7-11 theme and RAN with it.

what a FUN way to spend a summer day. you could only do this kinda craziness in the summer, right?

chloebal warming. that is AMAZING. I am still LOL-ing. Haha!

would you judge me if i said Judy Moody looked like a cute movie? and I'd totally see it? did you like it?....well i'd totally see it if i had a 7 or 11 year old to take along....right. :)

Linda Z said...

That is a great way to spend 7/11!!! So fun. I'm soooo glad your kids finally had Slurpees. You just haven't lived without them! :) I used to make my husband go get them for my at 10pm when we were first married. And he was so nice to do if for me, too! :)

Jeanette said...

wow, I am jealous of your kids. I want to be your kid. you rate as most awesome mom ever, at least for 7/11 day! :)
I briefly contemplated taking my three along with the kiddo I babysit out for slurpies, but the thought of buckling all those carseats and sugaring up my autistic kid exhausted this poor preggo mommy, so I didn't. good thing my kids can't read your blog and find out what they missed out on. ;)

Lynn said...

You are the most creative/fun/amazing mom/friend/woman I know. So cool!!!

Lisa said...

7/11 slurpee day! We mark our calendars in the Ramsey home! Luv it!

denise said...

I gotta admit, I'm still thinking about those pancakes. Didn't you blog about that place before? Oh, it sounds wonderful!

Love 7/11 day. Fun, fun, fun.

Jessica Johnson said...

okayyyyy mom of the year award goes to... YOU. more like 711 awards. genius.

Christina said...

Seriously ... You may be the coolest mom I know!! I really want a slurpee right now! Ha! Awesome post!

Gina said...

So can I come hang out with you next 7-11? Looks like an awesome day!

Kayla Sue said...

Wow, you have got to be the coolest mom ever! This is way too much fun for one day!! Take me :)

Simply Sara said...

yup it's official. i need to take the denise-jones-how-to-be-a-cool-mom-class. when's your next class?