When I asked Ally a couple of days ago what she wanted to do for her big day she told me, "Go to a salon and have my hair done, then go to a hotel and stay overnight with you, mom." Wow, I don't know where she gets that from? ;-) I was thrilled to have my child's request for her birthday be to spend quality time with me. So that's just what we did. We spent time. Our day started off with Allyse selecting my clothes for our "date". She made me wear some red heeled sandals that I haven't worn in forever. They hurt my feet so much but I wasn't about to argue with my girl. She knew what she wanted and my job on this day was to say yes as much a possible.
Lunch would be at Chick-fil-a. Then off to pick up a bottle of nail polish in any color she fancied. We'd be doing nails later in the day. She chose a lovely vibrant purple. Then we made a stop at Justice for Girls. A girly girl store which unfortunately doesn't carry anything under girls size 6. Ally got a purse and a small hairbrush to go in her purse. Old Navy was the next door down. Ally had asked for a dress as her gift and I knew she'd have success there. We found a darling little sun dress for $8.00. That left enough for a new pair of sunglasses. Whew her day just kept getting better!
I had told her that we'd spend the whole afternoon together. We still had a couple of hours to burn so I told Ally of a candy store in the mall. We drove 30 mins only to find the store had closed down. What to do? Head to Johnny Rockets for shakes.
Heading out the door of the mall toward the car with Ally sucking on her strawberry shake now poured into a to-go cup she looked up at me and earnestly asked "Can I drive?" My eyes grew wide and a smirk came over both our faces just before we both burst into laughter. "You've been getting everything you want today, haven't you? Might as well shoot for the moon kiddo! Well, it never hurts to ask.... but NO!" HAHAHAH That kid cracks me up. I love her!
We HAD to sit at the counter and play Alley Oop on the jukebox
Taking a little siesta on the way home from the mall
Rory took this photo. I thought it was pretty good.