(While we were working on their Pinewood Derby cars ...)
Bryson: Amalia, I was wondering if you would like to go on a date with me? (holds up the invite to the Valentine's Day father-daughter dance Mollie was dying to go to last year) It's the father-daughter dance! It's on February 6th. Would you like to go with me?
Amalia: (without looking up from her Derby car and without any excitement) What day is it on?
Bryson: (laughing and a bit taken-aback) It's on Saturday, February 6th.
Me: (laughing) Why, Mols? You busy? (trying to help) And hey, you'd get to get all dressed up!
Amalia: (without looking up again) What time?
Bryson: It's from 6:30 to 8:30, so you'd get to stay up a little later.
Amalia: (finally looks up excitedly) Okay! I want to go!
Bryson: Okay then.
Excitement for the dance eventually built and practice was called for.
The day of the dance we tried to put some nail stickers on Mollie's nails ...
... and cute though they were, they came off very easily.
No matter, though, there was still excitement to be had! This year, Bryson bought Mollie a corsage!
Needless to say, she loved it!
They made quite an adorable pair.
Baylor and I went on a little date ourselves. We picked up some dinner from McDonald's and enjoyed it at home. And, of course, we indulged in some shamrock shakes.
It was fun getting to be a "yes mommy" for an evening! "Can we play the McPlay video games, Mom?" "Why, yes we can!
"Mommy, can we play Bloxels?" "Why, yes we can!"
In spite of her initial excitement at getting to stay up late, Mollie and Bryson ended up coming back early. She even got to check out some of the fun Baylor and I had been having.
It turned out to be a fun night for all of us! Can't wait to do it again next year!