Monday, December 20, 2010

Girl Date

After what seemed like an incredibly productive yet relaxing weekend (insert all presents bought and wrapped!), Molly and I capped off the weekend with a little date night. So often I find myself so wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of work, laundry, grocery shopping, running to parks, playdates, etc that I just forget to take the time to spend some quality time with my each of my children. Now that we have more than one child, the opportunity for some 1:1 is a lot less--- and definitely something we need to make more time for. This is something that Kelly and I are both trying to focus more efforts on before the arrival of Miss Lucy. We want to give our kids just a bit more of focused attention before the true new baby fatigue and sibling regression arrives with the excitement of our Bellini.

Last night, Molly and I were finally able to go and see Disney's Tangled. We have been trying to see this for awhile now but with school parties, holiday gatherings and mile long to-do lists, it just hadn't happened. Molly was really excited to stay up late (movie started at 7:30) and enjoy some "girl time". Daddy and Gabey had their own exciting "boy time" at home with trains and Polar Express.

First of all, what a great movie!

Disney yet again does not disappoint. Can I please just tell you how much I love that my daughter too shares in the love that is Disney princesses? So fun to watch these movies with her! In the previews, we were really excited to see a preview for Cars 2. Molly shouted out, "Oh! Gabey is going to be soooooo excited!". Man, does she know her brother or what?! The constant conversation in the car though had to be my most favorite part. I just love that I am at a point where I can have such great conversations with my daughter.

So... as we prepare to meet Lucy, we will also be sure to make time for great little dates with our family of four because time sure flies and we really don't want to miss out on all the greatness that is now. And who am I to ever say no to date night?

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