Monday, July 19, 2010

I need your ideas!

{Wondering what the deal is with the super old, super grainy photo?  It is simple.  I am the photographer in our family and I have about 20 photos that I am in that have been taken in the past 12 years.  Lame, I know.  I really need a good photographer (with amazing airbrushing skills) to take some pictures of me and the family.  Hopefully I will get to that before the summer is out.  I just can't get really excited about posing for pictures.  Ugh.}


Friday is Mother/Daughter day.  The day Lorelei and I have been looking forward to all month.  And we are planning on doing it up in style.  Small problem:  mommy is out of ideas.  Pedicures?  Bowling?  A movie?  Seriously, how lame am I?  Lorelei wants to go rock climbing.  Whose child is she, anyway? I'm thinking no.  So, who has ideas for something in Salt Lake or Utah County that doesn't involve ropes, bungee cords, or death-defying acrobatics?  I'm thinking something active and lunch somewhere "fancy".  I wish I knew of a place that did a fancy "tea" type party geared toward eight-year olds and not five-year olds.  Let me know what you've got!


Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Do you have an art museum? You could get dressed up and tour the museum, and then go to a nice restaurant (you know, the kind with linen tablecloths) for a gourmet dessert. My daughter loves to do this. Although you don't have to dress up, it seems to make the 'date' more special.

Arlijohn said...

Jandi, It has been a long time since I had this problem but.... how about going to the science museum and getting into the interactive portion with your daughter? Take a small bag that holds accessories to dress up your outfits for a nice lunch at a good restaurant. Mostly don't allow yourself such a rigid mindset that you lose the spontaneity of a fun day with your daughter! Arlijohn

Cheri C. said...

It may not be exactly what you ordered but it's free this week!! I just went yesterday after church and it was interesting... I haven't been since I was young... Okay... it's the Copper Pit. I know it may be geared towards boys but it was neat to see and did I mention free this week? They even blew up a part of the pit while I was there. You could do lunch somewhere in S. Jordan/Riverton area afterwards. BUT, take the camera this time as your little girl will have that picture next to the big tire even when she's 42 (yep, still have mine).