I picked the girls up from school around 4pm, and we headed to one of our favorite playgrounds which happens to also be on the beach.
After playing for a while, we decided to head out to the new mall that just opened about 10 min from our house. Ella begged to go because "everyone" from her school was going to be there. Pizza Hut was having a great special. A small personal pizza or salad or spaghetti and a drink for around $3. Couldn't pass up that deal.
Then we wandered around the mall...along with about a million of our closes Polish friends. They asked to go to Empik (think Barnes and Noble) and Smyk (think Toys R Us). So we went to these 2 stores. Smyk had a couple ladies painting faces. The girls decided it was worth waiting behind about 8 kids to have their faces painted. An hour later I was walking with a tiger and butterfly.
So we had a nice evening together. As we were walking into the house, Ella made a comment about a fun evening with a mom and her daughters. I agree. We need to this more often.