Playing Hookey

What playing hookey looks like…

A movie with the family. The first time bringing our 19 month old daughter, she was good for about 40 minutes, ran up and down the aisle for about 10, then played in the movie arcade for the remainder of the movie with Daddy. An overall success if I do say so myself!

I brought our 4 year old daughter out on a date, giving her one-on-one time with Mommy. We did all girly things, and it was fabulous! We went on the carousal together, it was so much fun riding that horse again. Although it groaned a bit too loudly when it went up and down for me – lol. Ouch! We got our nails painted together, the same color naturally..

And we went out to eat and sat at the counter instead of a booth, Chloe felt like such a big girl :)

My husband and I played our new XBox Kinect after the girls went to sleep at night, huffing and puffing together after only 2 minutes of play – ouch!!! Lol, but laughing hysterically afterward seeing the silly photos it takes of you ‘in action’.

(I dared not share an actual photo of us…lol!!! Some things just do not belong in the blogosphere. Plus, my husband would probably kill me!)

And lastly, I started a new book. The trailer for the new HBO Game of Thrones series hooked me, and I decided to give it a shot – it was time for a new book anyway.

What did I play hookey from you ask? Oh putting away Christmas decorations, deciding what to give away for the New Year on my blog, blog entries in general, a few big tutorials I am trying to put together, cleaning the house after the holidays, the furniture re-do I need to work on in my daughter’s room, and basically life and work in general.

What did I NOT play hookey from? My family :)

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    hapy new year! unfortunately the hubby was on call all last week and ended up working 84 hours, ugh!! oh well, the kiddo’s and i were able to spend most of the time playing in the snow and enjoyed the company of family a bit, just missed daddy! i hear tangled is FABULOUS! can’t wait to see what tutorials you have in the works!

  2. says

    It looks like you all had a great time! We loved Tangled too! The kids loved it! I am glad you had so much fun playing hookey. That is where we get to have fun with the family!!!
    Happy New Year!

  3. says

    Hi Jessica, just found you through ‘sew much ado’ and have signed in as your newest follower, I would be honoured if you visited my blog too sometime! I hope you and your family have a wonderful year in 2011!

  4. says

    Umm…love this! I can’t wait until Babes is big enough for me to have dates with her. So cute! And so happy to finally find out more about that show!!! We saw the making of it on HBO and were hooked, but forgot the name when we went to look it up online. Tell me how the book is…I need a new one too.

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