Last Saturday night was Daddy/Daughter date night at Chick fil a. I made reservations about two weeks ago, and our girls were so excited to get a night out with Dad. They couldn't wait to get dressed up and go out to eat. After basketball we came home and got them all cleaned up...hair straightened just so...bows in...tights pulled up...and they were ready to go.
Dad came to the front door and knocked and the girls were just so giggly. They opened the door and then hid behind it as he asked if Addie and Shelby were at home. It was a hoot. We took lots of pictures and the girls loved spinning around in their "puffy" dresses. They looked so grown up and as I took Addie's picture I said "wow, this is the first time I have taken your picture with both of your front teeth"...she smiled cheesy the rest of the night! They left in their limo SportTrac and headed to the Chick fil a where a great time with Dad awaited.
They had time to talk, eat good food, eat ice cream, take pictures...and Shelby even won a bouquet of "roses". She was so excited that they called her name. It was a special time...just for dads and daughters.
I can't think of a more important relationship for a little girl to have and I'm so glad I have a husband who invests his time in them. A man that always tells them "why do I love you Addie/Shelby?" ...to hear every time..."cause I'm just Addie/Shelby". They know he loves them...just for who they are. Not because Addie is crazy talented in art(which she is)...or because Shelby is the funniest child ever(which she is). He just loves them 'cause they are his.
After dinner they went shopping at Wal-mart and went and picked me dinner up, and they came home on cloud nine. They showed off their flowers...the sweet little gifts that Ric had gave them...they hugged me and said "we had the best time with Dad...we even ate ice-cream"! Daddy/Daughter date was a success...two happy girls and one proud Dad!
And the torn tights....Shelby tore them in the car...on the way there...no words for this child...no words!