we have settled into our school year rythym big time. which means that the little one is here a solid five nights and then with her father on the weekends. she's doing so well and loves the routine of it all, but it does mean our chance to do anything together is few and far between.
so a couple of fridays ago, she had a teacher workshop day and we had the whole day to ourselves. just the two of us. and boy...did we have fun. we lounged about in the morning and then took off for an afternoon of hiking. we went to a mountain i've been hiking every year since i was three. we brought a little picnic lunch to the top, stopped to play on the playground at the bottom, and just had so much fun together!
then i took her out shopping for new school clothes. she doesn't grow very quickly, and she's been wearing the same clothes for what seems like three years now! but she had a wee little growth spurt, which meant new pants were in order! we grabbed a chai latte and i let her lead the way. she has good taste, that one...
both of us were so very grateful for that time together, and it's a day that i will always remember. i can't wait for the next one!