Gracie and mommy spent this Saturday evening together--no boys allowed!
We left Daddy, Thomas & Uncle Luke behind for a special surprise outing.
I had gotten tickets to Strasburg High School's production of Cinderella earlier in the week. I didn't even know about the performance until some others were talking about it on Facebook.
I thought it would be a great chance for Gracie to get some one on one attention. It has been so long since it was just the two of us. And, that is the way it was for 5 years!
I let Gracie get very dressed up and didn't tell her where we were going. She was very surprised when we pulled up in the high school parking lot.
Then she got very nervous. She kept telling me it was a big school and she had never been inside before. Kids from her bus get dropped off in the mornings and picked up in the afternoons, but she had never set foot on the grounds.
She seemed to warm up a little once we were seated inside the old gym.
It didn't take long for her to get all "girly" on me. She would squeal whenever the cute parts of the play would be acted out, and of course she was thrilled to see "horses" pulling Cinderella along the gym floor in her "carriage."
After the play Gracie went over and gave Kayla (who goes to church with us, and who was Gracie's Bible School leader last summer) a hug and told her she did a good job. We also saw other little girls that Gracie knew from church or school and they too were out with their moms for a girls night out.
We left the school and decided to get some dinner.
We had a fancy feast at the local Chinese buffet restaurant.
Sounds simple, and maybe a little silly, but we had a great time. And, it was so nice to spend time "just the two of us." I haven't forgotten those days, and I surely do miss them. But, I didn't tonight, and I hope we will find more time and more activities like this one to share together--no boys allowed.