Girls Night

The weather has been nothing short of perfect this summer. Today was no exception: hot, but just the right amount of humidity, and the slightest hint of a breeze. Brent and I had planned to go to the Redhawks game together tonight, but long story short, I ended up spending some quality time with our peanut while he went with his man crush friend. (We love you, Charlie.) As much as I would have loved to snuggle under the sky with my hubs, tonight ended up being an enjoyable and memorable night for just us girls.

After I got home from work, Haley and I had a little snack of cereal before snuggling on the sofa to read a book. We tried skyping with my family, but no one seemed to be available. After having tickle wars, a dance-off, and a game of tag around the living room, (and after some dinner so mommy could catch her breath) she asked if we could go for a walk.

It’s no secret I have the cutest daughter in the universe. I’m not being biased either, just stating the facts. On tonight’s walk, she was earning that passage for sure.

“Mommy! A baby bird!”
“Oh he is tiny, isn’t he? But he’s just a little bird, not really a baby bird.”
“Excuse me bird! I have a question!”
“You have a question for the bird?”
“Yeah. Excuse me bird! I have a question!”
“What’s your question for the bird?”
“Ummmm….we go driving in the van.”
“Oh. That’s your question?”
“Oh no! He fly away, mommy! In the sky!”

Seriously. So cute.

“Can we cross the street?”
“We have to look both way for cars, remember? Do you see any cars coming?”
“There are no cars, mommy.”
“Well then why did you….okay. Let’s cross the street.”
“Okay! Yay! Let’s be careful!”

We meandered back to the house where we sat outside in the shade and played with rocks for a little bit, until I eyed some mosquitoes looking for their dinner. We came inside, changed her in to her pj’s, read more books, sang some songs, gave hugs and kisses, and said bedtime prayers.

“Yes, baby?”
“I need to listen.”
“That’s right. We asked Jesus to help you be a good listener, didn’t we?”
“Yah, and I LISTEN!”

If she doesn’t just melt this mommy’s heart…

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