June 21, 2012

A Girl’s Night In….

Yesterday, Mikey had to work a job at the Swisher Cigar Plant in Jax…which meant he went in at 3:00 p.m. and came home at 11:00 p.m.  Since “Daddy” was going to be gone for the night, I thought it would be fun to play a special Girl’s night for Joycie and I. When I picked her up from daycare, I took her to our local grocery store – but not to buy groceries. The store has a mini carousel located outside. Joycie begs to ride this each time we go – so last night she got to ride.

 

 

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She LOVED it!  She kept shouting “Yee-hah” as she spun around.  I had to smile at the amount of pleasure she got out of something so simple.  Once her riding was over, I let her pick supper.  She chose “'icken nuggets and French fries”. Granted, it was not the healthiest of choices, but as a special treat it ranked high on her list.  But even better was how we ate our supper…..

Tea Party

The weather was beautiful last night, so Joycie insisted we have a tea party on her porch. I obliged by moving her table, chairs, tea seat and 2 stuffed animals to the porch. We dined while the birds chirped, watched bunnies hop across our yard, and laughed.  It was a glorious time.

After filling our tummies with food, we each got baths, then snuggled in my bed while watching Joycie’s favorite cartoons.  We fell asleep with Joycie snuggled in my arms – which was how Mikey found us when he got home. Yesterday did not cost me a lot other than my time, and it was well worth the price so that I could create special memories with Joycie.

4 comments:

Ruthe said...

Kimberly, what wonderful, loving memories you are giving to Joysie. Time is one of the most precious of memories. You are indeed a sweet, caring mother.

Ruthe said...

Kimberly, what wonderful, loving memories you are giving to Joysie. Time is one of the most precious of memories. You are indeed a sweet, caring mother.

Kathie Brinkman said...

You got it girl. Don't ever doubt what a wonderful mom you are. Lovely, just lovely.

At 13 years of age, my Katie still often request Girls Nights In--no boys! It's so fulfilling when these kiddos of ours WANT to spend time with us. Keep it going Kimberly and you'll have a best friend in your daughter for the rest of your life.

alita jewel said...

One of my favorite evenings with my boys was when their daddy was on a business trip and we spent the evening doing simple but PERFECT things, ending with a sunset that will stick with me for the rest of my days on this earth. I don't think I was whole until I had my children and tender memories such as these are gifts! I loved reading about this girl time you had with your daughter. I guarantee you will cherish this moment forever.