Gracie is getting older (ok, it's relative, she'll be 4 in October) and she is really starting to feel the need to spend more time with mom. I can see the look in her eyes when Annie needs me and Gracie wants me to dance with her, or when Annie's crying and Gracie wants me to play "my little ponies" or when Annie needs to be fed and Gracie wants me to play dress up, or any of the other millions of things that come up when Gracie wants to be with her mommy. The look in her eyes says "what about me?" and that look just kills me! I have been trying harder and harder to be more available for Gracie and have been once again trying to tip the scales and keep all the balls juggling in the air so that ALL of my children feel loved, supported, encouraged, heard, held, and felt that they were irreplaceable, which in fact is exactly why God trusted me with these amazing kids. Soooo, since Gracie is my "girly girl" I took her to get a manicure (the "salon" is something that she has been wanting to do since, well, um, birth)
drying her nails - first time at the salon and she knew exactly what to do!
Gracie picked her own color!
What's a girls day out without lunch?
And of course a little shopping after lunch!
I LOVED spending the day with my sweet, little Gracie and judging from the HUGE hug I got at bedtime tonight and the hundreds of "thank you mommy"'s I know Gracie loved it too! I just pray she feels like she is the most special and loved little girl that ever lived! Because, of course, she is!