Tonight was a special night of firsts for our little girl. She had her very first Daddy-Daughter date with Matt! I got her dressed up in her Sunday best this morning, knowing the high risk I was taking by putting her dress on eight hours before her date. Poop and spit up have a way of intuitively knowing the most inconvenient time and garment to make a surprise appearance. Selfishly though, I wanted to enjoy my doll in her first smocked dress, courtesy of Mees. She looked beautiful!
Matt pulled up at 5:30 p.m. sharp to sweep his girl away on their date to a park. I noticed a colorful assortment of blossoms in his lap as he drove into the garage. I thought, “Awww, how sweet. He brought me flowers.” But then the light bulb went off in my head, triggering the emotional side of my brain sending waves of affection through my heart, thereby activating my Lacrimal Glands that resulted in eyes filled with tears.
Speaking as a Daddy’s girl showered with love throughout my days, I can attest to how blessed Kensington Jane is that her Daddy brings her flowers, gorgeous flowers, as a gift that will remind her of her treasured-ness. Off the two went to share sweet moments that mark, what will hopefully be, the first of many prized memories shared between just the two of them.
While my man and my girl were out on the town, I had one-on-one time, which I’d been craving, with this boy:
While we munched on our dinner, I started a get-to-know-you game by asking what his favorite was between “this or that”. At 33 months old, these were his answers:
Blue or yellow? Blue
Pizza or hot dogs? Pizza
Baseball or football? Football
What’s your favorite book? Toy Story
What’s your favorite song? With a huge grin, “Michael Buble”. (His I Just Haven’t Met You Yet song)
Throwing or kicking? Kicking
Green or purple? Purple
Cookies or ice cream? Cookies
Swimming or soccer? Swimming
Crayons or markers? Crayons
Paints or stamps? Stamps
Strawberries or blueberries? Blueberries
Ham or turkey? Ham
Chalk or stickers? Stickers
Pumpkin bread or banana bread? Banana Bread (His answer greatly surprised me, so I asked, “Really? Have you even eaten banana bread?” With a chuckle, Brennan responded, “No.”)
Pie or cake? Cake
Dolphin or whale? Whale
Cat or dog? Dog
Tomato or guacamole? Tomato
Carrot or Broccoli? Carrot
What’s your favorite movie? Dolphins (I’m not sure to what he’s referring except that I told him that he and I would be going on a date soon to see a movie about a dolphin <grin>.)
Buzz or Woody? Buzz (To which I breathed a sigh of relief since he’s incessantly calling himself “Buzz” and has a Buzz costume for this weekend.)
Cows or horses? Horses
Kisses or hugs? Kisses
For kicks twenty minutes later, I asked him again, “Kisses or hugs?” The second time around, he answered, “Hugs”, while wrapping his lengthy arms around my torso and gently patting my back with his hands. It’s a good thing he likes both, because he got a good dose of the pair! He was all smiles. And so was his Momma.