One of our friends was celebrating her b-day by having a bbq at their house this afternoon. Our "original" plan was that Gabe and the kids would be there while I was at the baby shower. After the shower, I would just meet them over there. Well, those plans changed after Veronica said she didn't want to go because of their dog (puppy actually). He's really hyper, and it freaked her out the last time we were there. Poor doggy, they had to put him in their bedroom almost the entire time we were there. Well, I had to choose my battle! Either we all go and she is super clingy to me today, or her and I could just go do our "own thang!" I chose the latter! I wanted to take her to Build-A-Bear as a surprise, but the image of the crowded mall quickly turned me off! So, we ended up going to Old Navy & TCP instead, and I let her choose her own outfit! She was so cute doing that (and taking forever)! Finally, we left, and she wanted to go home and put on her new clothes before we went out to dinner. I found this Japanese restaurant by my house and I was anxious to try it out. I would never have known this restaurant was there because I never go into this particular shopping center. We sat right where the sushi on the boats go around and around (is that called a Sushi bar?), and that was a first for her! I can honestly say I don't recall the last time I even ate Japanese food. So, it was a treat for me! She had the teriyaki chicken, and I had the tempura! Well, she ate most of my shrimp tempura and sushi, but that's okay, I kinda started a diet on Monday anyway...lol. But, the restaurant was great, and everything was fresh. I will have to go there again with the rest of the family! After we were done eating, we went to Blockbuster and rented a couple of movies. I love having that one on one time with each of my children. It's such a blessing for me when I get a chance to do that!!
Proud of the outfit she picked out!