Kat's Day Out

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I realized I was doing something not so great as a parent of many children. I wasn’t making sure to spend one on one time with them often enough. So I decided that it was about time to start that. I got tons of time caring for Risi and all that, but the older kids deserve time with just mom. Not just time in the house either, just, something special like doing or nails and things.

So, Kat and I did one where she wanted to go get some craft stuff so I didn’t count it.

We did see a nail salon in the mall and decided that we would try that out! We went in for a manicure and nail painting for her, and I got nail tips/acrylic done.

I let her pick out the color my tips would be, she was nervous and shy but I encouraged her to just stay calm and she’d be okay.


She picked between these two, and went for the lighter one. I like this choice, I wanted her to feel that her opinions are decisions are important.
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She was a little nervous to sit there and let someone take care of her hands, for the price though, I could have done everyone’s hands and nails in the house many times over. >.> Still, experiences!
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It’s hard to get her to agree to smile for a picture, but I finally got one! 😉

image (4)I have to admit I was rather shocked that they have DREMELS meant for doing nail stuff! I have to wonder if there is a nail attachment/head that I can use with my cordless Dremel at slow speed? hmmm
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Kat opted for purple nails with green flowers, originally the nail woman was going to do gems for the centers. But after talking with her co-worker in, a language I sadly couldn’t understand (didn’t sound Mandarin, Japanese or Korean as I know the sounds of those) she just went ahead and did white spots. 🙁 image (5)

Kat was pretty pleased, and now that I watched how the woman did them, I realize I have everything she used to do Kat’s nails myself! So I can do flowers for her in the future. 😀acrylic nailsMy nails are pretty, but I had to go and peel my fingertips away from the tips due to the nail glue. They were burning!

After getting our nails done, Kat and I went and got pretzel bites (and then a pretzel and icee) from the pretzel place in the mall. Salted with cheese sauce to dip in of course.

We then went to Vanity (which I’ve never been in before!) and got Kat some clothing. She got a tunic length cami, a pretty sparkly silver and sea-green shirt, a sheer long sleeved shirt, and a pretty lace halter dress.

My plan is to take out kiddo out every other week, corresponding with paydays of course! Next up is Sisi, who has yet to figure out what she wants to do this Friday.

Do you try to make sure to spend one on one time with all your kids? What kinds of things do you do together?

22 comments for “Kat's Day Out

  1. February 18, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Its always good to have a parent/kid day once in a while.. i try and do this with my kids and so does my wife..

  2. February 18, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Love the nails with the floral design.
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  3. February 18, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I love one-on-one time with the kids! And I love when they’re all together too. We’ve got two who’ve grown up and moved out, so when we’re all together it’s extra special now a days. 🙂

    The nails look great!

  4. Karen Glatt
    February 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I liked the nails getting done! Your nails looked awesome. I Love to go with my sister and niece to the mall, and look at clothes. We usually go have lunch and take in a movie. It is so good to spend time with loved ones.

  5. February 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I really need to. Sadly, I kinda just spend time with them together, but not really one on one. I think its really important, and maybe I’ll start this weekend with my older son. 🙂
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  6. February 18, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    what a fun day out, love the colors you chose. I look forward to my 2 little girls having days out like this!

  7. February 18, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    She picked out a really cool color. I haven’t done my nails in ages.
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  8. February 19, 2014 at 1:26 am

    The nails are beautiful!
    I loved that you chose to do this with your daughter.

    I do have one on one time with my kids. I call them dates. They choose what they want to do and I am just not in a disciplinary roll anymore, just having fun!

    Every child needs to have this with their parents.
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  9. February 19, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Your nails looks great! I’d love some that looked like this!
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  10. February 19, 2014 at 4:37 am

    Love the colors, I’ve never had my nails blue, but you made me think about doing it!

  11. February 19, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Girls with beautiful fingers are really attractive and it add beauty to them. It seems that she enjoyed it.
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  12. February 19, 2014 at 8:57 am

    What pretty nails! I end up being fairly boring in my nail choices, but these photos are inspiring. Thank you for sharing 🙂
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  13. February 19, 2014 at 9:08 am

    It’s always nice to take a day a pamper yourself 🙂
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  14. February 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Both of your nails look great! I’m glad you had fun together. I just have one child so far, so we have lots of one on one time.
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  15. February 19, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Those look so great! I love getting my nails done!
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  16. February 19, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Mom/daughter times are the best, I look forward to the day my daughter will be able to share the fun with her mommy (and by that I don’t mean toys and dolls, hehe)
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  17. February 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I would have been surprised by the dremel too. But the nails look great.
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  18. February 19, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    looks like a fun and amazing bonding moment. the nails looks lovely now
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  19. February 20, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I so needed to read this today! I’ve been busy and haven’t had time with my eldest daughter, but she loves getting her nails done. We stay away from the acrylics tho. They hurt! But gel nails are really good. I’ve been promising her a day to ourselves but haven’t had the chance to take her. After reading this I realized I need to quit putting it off and make time for us. Thank you
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    • February 20, 2014 at 9:54 am

      I hope you two have fun! Kat didn’t get acrylics and I am regretting mine. I’ll be removing them tonight after everyone is asleep.

  20. Rebecca Wilson
    February 23, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    What a wonderful experience for Kat, I remember so clearly the day I got my ears pierced with my mom so many many years ago; these times may seem so innocent but they do count so much.

  21. Shannon
    February 27, 2014 at 6:54 am

    These are pretty nails. Wow dremels for nails…weird. My nails never stay long.

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