Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 116 - Kid's night out and Doodles...

Tonight was parent's night out at our church. It is an amazing opportunity that our church provides to parents twice a month for three hours. FOR FREE! Ah-maz-ing! We usually don't participate because (this is a bit embarrassing!) it starts a little late for our lifestyle :o) We usually like to have the kiddos in bed by 7 to 7:30 every night, so dropping them off at 6 usually isn't appealing to us...haha! However tonight, we decided to drop them off so we could have a nice "almost anniversary" meal out. We went to the Macaroni Grill since it is literally a couple blocks from the church and then ran down the street to Target to pick up some essentials. Pretty exciting, huh? The funny thing about Parent's Night Out is that the girls call it "Kid's night out." It doesn't even occur to them that it is a bit of a treat for parents to drop their kids...haha! They live in their own little world and I kinda like that :o) This afternoon when I told them that they were going tonight, Hillary Ashton said, "Yes! Tonight is going to be awesome. We get to do anything we want at Kid's night out." Hummmm, the whole "anything we want" thing sure made me rethink dropping them off...ha!

As much as I try to hold onto my babies as long as possible, there is something so sweet about them growing up and developing their own personalities and learning new things. One of my favorite things about Hillary Ashton starting kindergarten this year is that she is learning to read and write pretty well. I just LOVE the notes & cards she writes to me :o) She writes me letters almost everyday. She also draws pictures for me and puts them in places she knows where I will find them. Finding her notes/letters/drawings always makes my day. Here are two that I found this afternoon...
girlwants012
It says, "What a girl wants, what a girl needs." And the little girl (I am guessing that is Hillary Ashton) is saying, "Have you heard the song?" Haha! I never knew my girl was a fan of Christina Aguilar.

Here is another one...
patient2014
The front says, "Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. Corinthians."
Here is the back (so sweet!)...
patient013
It says, "I am patient. I am kind. I do not envy. I do not boast. I am a good girl." Haha! LOVE it!

I agree, she is a pretty good girl :o)

4 comments:

Tricia said...

That HA is too sweet with her notes. I hope dinner was yummy. We go to Target on the rare "kid's night out" with grandparents. It's a treat to shop without extra little people. Good for you.

Nadra said...

What is it with Target and parents night out? Sounds like us. :)

Love HA's notes. I love the end "I am a good girl"....yes she is.

Emy said...

LOVE the notes! She is the sweetest thing!!!

Your night out sounds exactly like one of ours, ha ha ha!

Jamie said...

OH MY GOODNESS the notes are SO CUTE!! I like them all, but the song one is too funny!!