Jackson went to Parents Day Out today and Katie is on cycle break from school. That means we got to have a girls' day out together! We started the day with a visit to the local Krispy Kreme store. My mom's club had a personal tour of the donut shop, and we watched donuts being made on their in-store machinery.
After the kids watched the donuts be made, they got to go in the back and decorate their own donuts with chocolate icing and sprinkles. Yum!
Then, of course, we got to eat our donuts. Oh, baby!
After our Krispy Kreme tour, Beth and I took our two kids out to lunch at White Castle. They sat at their own table and which made them feel like big kids, and they enjoyed being silly and playing I Spy. When lunch was over, I decided to take a drive to The Container Store so I could look for some bins to organize our garage (our latest project). I was worried that Katie would be bored and I wouldn't be able to shop much for what we need, but I was pleasantly surprised. She actually liked The Container Store... even as much as I do! (And let me tell you, me likey! Me likey!) I was so proud of my little girl for getting excited about anal retentive things like organizers. Be still, my heart! And then I realized, oh no! WHAT am I thinking? I don't want a little Type A tyrant running around. Lord help us! I know it's inevitable that some of me rubs off on her, but yikes! What are we in for? Katie kept finding organizers she wanted to buy and I told her she could pick out one thing to take home at the end of our shopping trip. She chose a tiny cardboard ring box, and then proceeded to tell the cashier all about the ring she is going to keep inside of it. The cashier gave her a little shopping bag to put the box in, and she also carried a HUGE bag full of baskets for our garage. I tell you what - The Container Store is heavenly to me.
After The Container Store, Katie and I stopped by my old old office (where I worked when I was pregnant with her) and said hello to some former coworkers. My real plan for stopping by was to take a photo of a special painting that's there, which I'll blog about later. But it was very enjoyable for me to stop and say hello to a whole bunch of people I haven't seen in years. And seeing their amazement at how much Katie has grown really made me stop in my tracks and see her with new eyes too. It was good for my soul. On the way home, we dropped by Dan's office for a quick visit too then went to pick up Jackson. I really enjoyed our Mommy Daughter Day, and liked being with my sweet girl.