Yesterday I was blessed to have some fun quality time with my husband and girls. It was the first time in a while we've gotten out of the house and just enjoyed our little family.
We started the afternoon at the park where Kylie got to swing for the first time. It was so cute to see the girls side by side on the swings having so much fun. Kyra particularly enjoyed daddy flinging himself backwards after she would pretend to kick him. Kyra also made her rounds on the slides, dinosaurs, fire truck, and climbing walls. I think we need a climbing wall in our house. Kyra LOVES climbing. I've already looked into getting her lessons at the local rock climbing gym as soon as she turns 3 (thats the age they start). Until then, she continues to attempt to scale any and all furniture, including her play kitchen she got for Christmas. ANYWAY, while daddy chased after Kyra, Kylie swung on the swings, bounced on a purple dinosaur, slid down a couple slides (sort of), hung out in the shade, and followed Kyra around.
After we had expended as much energy as we could spare, we headed to Chick-fil-a to recharge. The girls were both SO well behaved and did such a great job sitting still and eating. That is a HUGE deal. Usually outings to CFA involve me practically tying Kyra to her seat and force feeding her because she is solely focused on getting to the indoor playground. Which daddy did take her to as soon as she finished eating. You can't ever get enough climbing and sliding.
We then popped into Best Buy for a bit to pick up a few CD's we had been wanting. Jim got the newest U2 album and I scored the latest Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban. Although I was bummed they didn't have Julianne Hough's CD. I would really like to check her stuff out since I have fallen in love with her on DWTS. She's just cute as can be and makes dancing look easier than walking.
Finally, we rounded out the day with a quick stop at Rita's. We opened the trunk of the Murano and Jim and I sat in the back with the girls in front of us in the stroller. The four of us shared a root beer gelati. Kylie didn't get any of the root beer part, but she LOVED the vanilla custard. She would smile at the spoon as soon as it started toward her. It was so funny to watch.
It was such a perfect afternoon. I wish every day could be just like it. But I guess that's what makes days like this one so special.
P.S. Here are some pictures from the park: