Monday, March 12, 2012

Time With My Biggest Helper

I spent my birthday with my oldest little lady. Ella, my mom, and I headed an hour out of town to hang out, go shopping, and just be together. I can't even tell you how blessed I was by this one on one time with my biggest helper :).

She's just like me. The hair, the eyes, the people pleasing, and the independent personality, they all came from me.

She may have also got my stubbornness, but we don't have to talk about that right now, do we?

She's a sweetie, a trooper, and a gift...

We ate, and got our nails painted, and shopped, and tried on clothes (she's newly into trying clothes on and thinks its the coolest!).

I can't think of anything I would've rather done than sit across the table from JUST HER and listen to her talk about school, friends, silly things, and not-so-silly things. I didn't take my camera with me, so this is the only shot I got of us on my phone...

It's fuzzy, but it's a memory.

That pic is a little close up for my hate-to-be-in-front-of-the-camera-taste, but hey, you take what you can get.

I asked her if I could take just one more and she said, "moooooooom...".

I took that as a no.

We had fun, and she has already asked if we can do it again on my 32nd birthday :).

Hope you had a great weekend!


Jenn said...


Glad you had a good birthday!

Sarah said...

So sweet! Happy Birthday!! and yay for special memories!

Marisa said...

Sounds like so much fun! Glad you were able to get a little one on one!

Sarah said...

First - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (again)

Second - I love it! Time with just me & Maggie is so precious to me (and to her!) I know it was so special for you both!

Ruth said...

You made me cry! It makes me want to scoop up my own 7-year-old daughter and run away for a special date!

Mama D’s Dozen said...

Sounds like a wonderful time.

One-on-one time is always so very important. I don't get enough of it with my kids, but I certainly enjoy it when we do get it.

Cecilia said...

Happy belated birthday! I've been out of the blogging scene, but I'm back! Your little helper is looking so much like you!