On Friday, after dropping Spence off at school, Hannah and I went shopping for some new summer clothes for her since she is growing out of everything at an alraming rate. At 4 1/2 years old, she is wearing a 7 in tops and at least a 6 in bottoms and since I'm not a real fan of the belly-bearing Britney look on my little munchkin, we needed new digs. We found some great stuff and then we headed to the "toenail store" for pedicures. I know she's a little early for this stuff but we had SO MUCH FUN. Annie at Hot Spa Nails hooked Hannah up with her very own chair where she got to soak her feet which she loved. We sat side-by-side and talked about all kinds of stuff.
"Do you think Shrek and Fiona are going to have babies?"
"On my next birthday, when I turn 5, I'm going to go to Chuck E Cheeses and eat cotton candy with a princess ballerina birthday cake."
"When I go to kindergarten, will you call it Spence and Hannah's school or will it still just be Spencer's school?"
I LOVED it. Something about it made me promise myself that I will always make a point to do this with my girls.
We left there with the cutest feet ever, (french for me, pink with flowers for Hannah) hit a few furniture shops (seriously! the shopping!!!) and came home for awhile before picking Spence up from school. Later that night, we hooked up with the Lee's for some Mickey D's and Shrek at the new theater. The kids laughed and laughed and I loved that they were being so thoroughly spoiled for a change. I feel like I've been rushing them so much lately in their little lives and I loved following their time schedule for a change and doing exactly what they wanted when they wanted to do it. It probably goes against every parenting book out there but we had so much fun and I felt so close to my kids throughout it all. We wrapped up the night with a Kendall/Michael sleepover (which for my kids is equivalent to a trip to Disneyland) where we stayed up late, ate too much candy, and had a blast.
Even though it was all a bit excessive, it really helped me to reconnect with my kids after all the craziness of the past few weeks and I loved every minute of it. I've lately become increasingly aware of just how fast their little lives are flying by and I don't want to miss a thing.
And my feet are adorable.