Today was Sydney's special day. Not because it marked an event or anything like that, I just delcared today Sydney's special day last night when Steve was putting her to bed. It had been a long day and I had not paid much attention to her throughout it. She was with me at work and it was a very busy day. We came home and I left about fifteen minutes later for a guild meeting. Then I came home just as she was getting ready for bed. I could see how dissapointed she was that I passed the story reading and bedtime routine off to Daddy so I could go check my email. The look was enough to put me over the edge with Mommy guilt. So......I said, "tomorrow after school we're going to go do something fun, because tomorrow is your special day!" Her face lit up like our house at Christmas '07. (Do you all remember how crazy my husband went with the lights that year?) Anyway, she was ecsatic. Success.
So when I picked her up from school today, she asked what we were going to do. I told her we could do whatever she wanted. I can say that because we don't have a Chucky Cheese in this town. When I lived in a town with a CC, I learned very quickly to end that sentence with, "except Chucky Cheese." That place is headache central for me. Well, what did she say? "Ice Cream!" Yelled is more like it. So, off to Fresh Freeze for a little ice cream on a perfect ice cream day.
We had fun at Fresh Freeze, I think a lot of people had the same idea, because we had to wait for a parking space. I don't think I've ever had to wait there before.
We walked down through Henderson Center to the Toy Box and I told Sydney she could pick out a small toy. Like she needs anymore, right? But she's such a good girl most of the time and I really wanted to give her a special day, all about her. After about an hour at the the Toy Box, and lots of suggestions from Michelle, Sydney settled on a toy hair dryer like the one her friends Hannah and Kayla have. She has wanted one for a couple of years now, and had it curled up next to her in her bed while she took a nap today.
Is she not just the cutest thing? I know I'm biased, but I just love her to pieces. It was a special day!