I love spending time with my daughter. We mostly do girly things when we are out but what makes it the best day ever are our conversations!
Yesterday, for no special reason other than it is my daughter’s favorite restaurant to go to, I took her to Olive Garden for lunch. She loves angel hair pasta with alfredo sauce. Even though she was full she told me, ‘No doggie bags, ma. I’m gonna finish every last bite!’…can you tell we don’t go to Olive Garden often, lol?
During lunch we talked about life, we talked about family, we talked about love…every conversation had me respecting and taking pride on the amount of intelligence my only child has. It was like talking to a mini version of my husband, and I soaked up the experience like it were my last (though I know there’s a lot more in store for me, she’s only 7 1/2 years old!!).
After lunch we headed over to Pier 1 imports, another place we do not venture into often. Her mission was to find another diary to add to her collection. Too our surprise Pier 1 actually has a small section aimed toward kids so she was in import heaven. She found a diary she liked that had old fashioned type pages in it, a fancy pen with crystals on top, a glass and metal butterfly bookmark and a very exquisite looking glass. Considering how amazingly awesome she has been doing in school I felt she deserved her little gift bundle from Pier 1.
On our way home I hear a whisper in the back seat, ‘This is the best day, ever!!’…and as I look in my rearview mirror she is blowing a kiss to me. This momma is a very happy momma! I love my girlie!!
A picture of her little gift bundle from the import store.
The butterfly bookmark, one of my personal faves!
Her fancy pen.
And her very first looking glass.
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