Girl Time

Last Friday afternoon, I picked Boogie up from school and surprised her with the news that we were making a quick trip to the local amusement park.  I was actually the one who got the surprise when we rounded the corner to the entrance and a big locked gate loomed in front of us.  Rats.

The next day I asked Daddy if just the girls could go.  It was a gorgeous day and I wanted to get in a few hours of fun with my babies (the big ones).  Daddy was in favor of the idea and after I armed him with sippie cups, snacks and squeezies we were off.

We started at Starbucks and we all got a drink treat and a brunch treat.  We sat around a tiny table and sampled each others treats and made our plan for the park.

We had a blast.  It was like a small piece of heaven to get out of the car and just go.  No 40 lb stroller to haul, no snacks to pack, no noses to wipe. I felt footloose and fancy free and the girls were so happy to have my undivided attention. 

In fact, a few minutes in to our adventures I was getting aggravated at the girl's clinginess.  Every time we waited in line they were all over me, they insisted on holding hands and they fought over who was going to sit next to me.  I realized after a minute that they just needed to soak up my attention and affection.  They are used to me being busy with the boys and they needed to refill their love tanks.  So I went with it.

We did roller coasters, mini cars, trains and trams.  They made fun of me when I refused to go in the rock maze because of my claustrophobia.  We ended the day with the merry go round.  They told me I was too big but I did not let them steal my joy.  We raced.  Baby won.

What is it with her camera smile? ha ha
I know in a few years they will be instructing me to walk 10 feet behind them while they roll their eyes at my sensible shoes.  That's okay... I'll just bust this out to remind them of when they adored me:

Boogie picked out the design.  She also hogged the camera big time!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like the perfect afternoon!!


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