Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
When she got home from school we waited for Daddy to get home and then she got to pick what she wanted for dinner. She had been insistent for weeks that she wanted to go to Red Lobster. This was not my favorite idea since it is so far from our house and super expensive, and I am not even sure she actually likes seafood all that much. That being said, I didn't want to go back on my word of her being able to have whatever she wanted so we headed out.
On the way I asked her why she really wanted to go there and she finally admitted that she liked seeing the tank of lobsters. This, I could work with. Ross and I had been talking about going to the aquarium for a while, so we worked out a deal that we would go somewhere else that night and would go to the aquarium on Saturday which would mean she could see lobsters AS WELL as otters and penguins and lots of other fun creatures. She happily agreed, and we used some coupons at Olive Garden instead and my meal came with a free dessert, so I got her a chocolate cake. She loved it!
After dinner, we headed over to Target to fulfill another birthday promise. She has asked for new shoes, but she wanted to be able to pick them out herself. We ended up getting two fun pairs because she needed them, and we got a great deal on them. She was thrilled!
When we got home, she got ready for bed and then opened a few presents from us.
Both of her nights were pretty low-key, but she loved every minute of them. She is such a grateful little soul and I am so glad that she is so easy to please. I love this little young lady so very much!
One day Emma saw a commercial on TV that said Great Clips was offering free Disney on Ice tickets to any girl who donated hair to Locks of Love. She turned and asked us what that meant, and we explained to her that sometimes when people get sick with cancer, they lose their hair and that Locks of Love is a way for people to make wigs for those sick people. She said she wanted to do that, so after school the next day, I took her in. When we got there, we found out that the deal for the Disney on Ice tickets was only for the previous Saturday and was now over.
I had assumed that Emma's desire to do this was because of the tickets, so I turned to leave. Emma stopped me and said, "Wait, are they still going to give my hair to someone who is sick?" I told her they would, and she said, "Then where are we going?" I had underestimated her. She would have enjoyed the ice show, but I absolutely love that her main motivation in doing this was to help someone with cancer.
I think she looks adorable, and she loves that she can do her hair on her own now since it is shorter and much less curly than it was.