I took Charlotte to Cracker Barrel for lunch - just the two of us. It's been awhile since we've done this. I think she was only a few months old the last time we did lunch out. I remember getting her to nap while I read a book and thought myself so clever. Now I've got a happy 11 month who is thrilled to be around people and spends her time waving wildly to anyone who will wave back and make goo goo faces at her. She seemed to really enjoy herself.
I bought myself flowers at Whole Foods and a favorite habanero cheese.
Why all the treats?
It's the middle of the year - we've made it this far in this crazy economy - I figured it was time to celebrate a bit!
At home we went swimming and then got a bath. Charlotte adores both.
I have to say she's been in a lovely mood all day. The last few weeks she's had colds and been various shades of cranky/angry/face slapping/temper tantrums/ect. I was starting to wonder if she would ever smile again and laugh all day. We did today and it was wonderful.