I took the day off on Tuesday to spend the day with the girls…the day before school starts…which is now our cool little tradition. We’d all been looking forward to it for weeks. And the day didn’t disappoint.
The girls had breakfast in traditional day-before-school fashion, with a candle in their cinnamon roll to make a wish for a great school year.
|Make a wish!|
We spent the morning playing at home. We read together, we worked on a canvas, and we had plenty of pretend time.
Here, the girls made a “beach”. All was well until Mommy pretended to be a shark!
We headed downtown for lunch, to a new seafood restaurant none of us had tried. It was so cool to enjoy something new, together, for the first time!
After lunch the girls slipped into their swimsuits (and Mommy, into shorts and a top) and we headed to the dancing fountains. What fun we all had, running around and squealing!
|Here, pretending to be flamingos!|
After we had our fill of the hot sun, we dried off as best we could and headed for ice cream.
|Sharing a bite!|
What a wonderful afternoon it was!!!
We came home and scrubbed up and down in preparation for the start of school.
The rest of the day somehow disappeared into reading and snuggles, with a little needlepoint slipped in before supper.
We didn’t take a trip…we didn’t live it up at the spa…but it was the most perfect vacation day I could imagine…logging some wonderful one-on-one time with my baby girls and celebrating the eve of yet another milestone.