Today I had a much needed date day with my daughter, Emily! As a homeschooling mom, I am with her 24/7, but we are usually focused on making sure chores, schoolwork & errands are done. We don’t always make the time to stop and smell the roses, so to speak.
Today was just a day to do that. No chores. No errands. Just fun.
We started the day meeting our Friday playgroup at the park for some fun in the sun. Emily got a few hours with her friends, and I enjoyed my time with the other mommies. After lunch, we headed off on our date.
First stop – Starbucks! We needed a potty break and I thought a couple drinks were in order. Tea for Mommy, juice for Emily.
We then headed to Hobby Lobby where Emily had requested time to just wander around and look to her heart’s content. She is such a crafty girl at heart! Usually when we go in Hobby Lobby we are picking up supplies of some sort and in a bit of a hurry. She has been asking for some time to just be able to browse and really look at all the fun goodness in that store. We spent 3 hours in there today, and she had an absolute blast.
New hair clips, anyone?
I think she could have spent a couple extra hours just on the row with all the hard animals. So many to choose from!
Next stop was Petsmart. We don’t have a zoo close to us, but that’s ok because Emily loves the free trip to Petsmart. She loves to see the kitties, birds, lizards, hamsters, and all the dogs people bring in.
After we had exhausted the animal entertainment, we headed to one of our favorite local used bookstores where we found a few deals we couldn’t live without.
After the bookstore, we were both running out of steam. It had been a long, but fun day. We stopped at the grocery store for some cheese, crackers & pepperoni to make a snack tray for dinner and also grabbed some ice cream for a treat. Normally we just make our own at home, but this was a splurge. She had requested frozen yogurt, so we stopped in a new place to check it out. I requested to see their ingredients to make sure it was safe for us to eat, but after looking at the list of chemicals on the ingredient label and realizing how few real ingredients were in this “frozen yogurt”, we decided to skip the Fro-Yo place, and just grab a good brand of store bought ice cream instead.
We set up our snack tray, grabbed some ice cream (topped with melted chocolate and fresh strawberries), and enjoyed our dinner while watching Andy Griffith.
What a blessed day! I’m so thankful for these special times with my girl.