We finally got the girls’ school supply list last week, and I’d been looking forward all week to our “date” on Thursday night to go shopping. Hubby had open house at his school, so he dropped the girls off to me at precisely 4:30. (Summer hours…woo hoo!)
The girls were all skippy across the parking lot, and I would have been, too, if I didn’t have on heels!
We decided to get our shopping done first. We headed to Target and got everything we needed in just a few minutes. Their list this year wasn’t very long, and everything on it was understandable. The girls chose the colors of binders and notebooks they needed, and we were set.
From Target, we headed to our once-favorite Mexican restaurant, one we hadn’t visited as a family in several months now. We enjoyed a yummy meal and some snuggle time.
After supper, I surprised the girls with a trip to the library. You’d have thought they won the lottery! We missed the library last week, and they’d been clamoring to go.
They picked out their books pretty quickly, and we had a lovely chat with the librarian. She asked the girls about books they’d read. I thought it was pretty impressive how many books / book series they said “yes” to!
When we got to the car, I told them how proud I was that they love to read, and how they should be proud of the many books they’ve read. “It just comes natural!” Baby A responded.
I had one more surprise up my sleeve that evening…ice cream! The girls really would have loved a cone, but the two places close by with cones have outside seating that I feared would still be wet after a late-afternoon rain. We headed to the yogurt shop instead. The girls chose their yogurt flavors and we sat on the indoor/outdoor side. We had that entire part of the shop to ourselves, and we were all grooving to the music they were playing.
“What kind of music is this, Mommy?” B asked. I told her I would classify it as hip-hop. “Well it has a very lively beat!” she said. Hahaha! And when my A finished her yogurt, she couldn’t resist dancing a bit. That’s uncharacteristic, to see her so uninhibited in public, but I guess she felt comfortable since we had the place to herself. She was busting a move, for sure!
|(From a June trip to the yogurt shop...the same sweet smiles!)|
We packed a lot into three hours (pushing out bedtime to accommodate), but we had so much simple fun, just the three of us.