This past week has been a rough one. Lots of stress, lots of drama, lots of emotion. Even still, as I sat down to type this post, I found I had a lot to smile about:
- Back to School Shopping. When I was a kid, I LOVED back to school shopping. I loved all the new notebooks, folders, crayons, etc. It's fun seeing Grace have the same excitement over school supplies that I had as a student. Of course, this year her school list is minimal since she's just starting Kindergarten, but it was still fun picking out a few things with her!
- Baby Clothes. Gosh! How I miss shopping for baby clothes! They were so much more fun to buy than the size that Grace is in now. Grace is five, but takes a bigger girls size, so shopping sometimes becomes a challenge finding age-appropriate things in her size. Baby shopping is just so sweet! With my niece's first birthday coming up, I've really enjoyed picking out a few cute items!
- Calling Doctor Grace. After getting a shower, I looked around for Grace only to find her in her room tending to her patient. Poor Remmy is such a good sport! I really wish I had my camera handy, so you all could see Remmy with her little doggy leg extended so Dr. Grace could take her blood pressure! I also had to laugh at myself when I felt the need to remind Grace to NEVER stick anything in Remmy's eyes, nose, ears, mouth or butt! She got a giggle out of mommy saying "butt".
- Date Night. Since Grace was born, Joe and I rarely have time to ourselves. I can count on both hands the number of times we've gone somewhere without Grace (this includes a funeral and getting our taxes done twice) and it's been over a year since we've gone to a movie or had dinner together. We've been wanting to give Movie Tavern a try and since Hercules just came out, I figured it was a perfect time to finally go. We really enjoyed ourselves and each ordered a drink with our meal. Definitely somewhere we'd like to go again.
I'd love to know what makes you smile! Share with us by leaving a comment!
Congrats on getting out for a date night! We've been through seasons of kid-life where it was tough to find a sitter that we could trust, but now that we have a "good one" again, we definitely get our date nights in! Keep it going- it's so worth it! -Diane
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