I just love to hear that from my daughters. As a parent, there is nothing better the putting a smile on your children's faces. And when you can do that without spending a fortune, it is even better. This week my husband went on a business trip and it was just mommy and the girlies for a few days. They were sad that daddy was going to be gone, even more so that they were not going to be able to ride on the air plane. So I came up with a plan that made them happy, and they forgot to be sad! I picked them up from school but instead of going straight home, we went to Racetrac and each girl got to choose their very own drink. This may not sound like much, but they drink water pretty exclusively, so being able to choose a soda or a slushy is a huge deal to the girls. It was at this point that Hannah exclaimed, "Mommy this is the best day ever!" The girls knew there was more to come and their excitement was almost more than they could handle.
We went home and got some movies picked out to watch. About 5pm our friend Ms. Jane came over and brought us a pizza and some of her famous cookies from www.kriyakitchens.com . We ate, played some video games and the girls colored pictures for Jane to take home. Then the fun really began when I opened up the "Couch Bed" , the girls changed into their jammies and we popped some popcorn. 2 hours of Veggie Tales movies and songs later and it was time for bed, in the couch bed. Ms. Jane went home, and mommy and the girlies slept downstairs all night. This is the first time they have ever been allowed to sleep on the sofa bed and to them it was like sleeping in a fancy hotel.
The girls were so happy and we all had a great time. It was not anything that took a lot of time to plan or money to make happen, but it was all special to them so they were thrilled, and so was I!
A few days after the couch bed slumber party, I got another best day ever comment, this time from Isabella. Grandma had gone on a trip the same time as daddy and she was going to be coming home from the airport on the MARTA train. We decided to surprise her and rode the train to meet her so she could have some company. It cost me $5.00 for all of us to ride and they were as excited about that ride as they are about rides at Disney.
I think there will be a train ride or two in our future!