Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The one about my date

My little man, Drew, and I went on a date today.

He'd spent the night at his Grandma's. So I woke up early this morning, got ready real quick, and headed over to get him ready for our outing.
When I walked in the door he was already waiting for me. All ready to go; Light pin-striped suit. Blue shirt and tie. Breakfast ate. Teeth brushed....(thanks Grandma!!) What a stud.
Little boys in pin-striped suits. Does it get better than that?

We drove to Draper, and then rode the bus up to the Draper Temple open house. I was so worried he'd be bored to tears, but something kept bugging me earlier this week that I should take him. Just the two of us. So I did. He probably won't remember it down the road- but you never know. Either way, we had a great time.
His favorite part of the temple was the "white cows" and the "water" (the baptismal font). After the tour was done he wanted to see go see them again. I had him ask one of the ushers- an elderly lady who practically fell in love with him- and she took him back down. He chatted and waved and smiled with all the workers. He was quite the charmer, I think they would have given him anything he asked. I swear, it's that suit.

He also liked the big mural with the "elk" and "cougar", the cookies, bus rides, and the big "tunnel tents". He said on the bus ride back to the car, "We're having a good day today. Ya know, Momma?"
We tried to get our picture together but the wind was blowing so hard, he couldn't stand on his own without blowing over. This was the best we could do:Later in the afternoon we went to McDonalds together. We were there almost two whole hours. Drew was feeling very chatty. He. Chatted. And. Chatted. And. Chatted. Some. More.
"Mom, can you look out that window? Can you? I can make cars out of paper with the scissors and the cuts, ya know? How old are you momma? I love french fries. Where's dad? Is he at work? Is he at school? Ya. I'm three hoo-wa Mom? Yup, I'm three. See out that window? There's a cup. It's smashed, ya know, Mom? Was it root beer Mom? Was it? Is Halle with Grandma? Ya, she is, hoo-wa? Yup. She is. We saw white cows, hoo-wa? Giraffe's are orange. Yup. Where's my cookie? Oh, I dropped it, hoo-wa Momma? Ya. It's yucky now, ya know? I can sing my ABC's Mom. Can you sing your ABC's? I'm sharp. Yup. Is Spiderman sharp? Ya, I think he's sharp. This is fun, Mom. I have three chicken nuggets cause I'm three. Yup. I'm three Momma. Ya know?"

Seriously, I loved every minute. Can't wait to go with my girl next week . . .


JustusJohnsons said...

Sounds like you had such a fun time!! I can't wait til I have kids to do things like this! :)

sue-donym said...

What a great date! I love memories like that. He is an absolute doll!

Damon & Ora said...

So glad you guys had such a good time at the temple. I'm so excited to take the girls! Yay!

Linley and Austin said...

I can't wait to go on little "dates" with my kids :) How fun for them! Glad you guys had fun. Thanks for posting your recipe for the Cheesecake....thingies. Sorry, I totally forgot what you called them! Brain fart... Anyway, hope you guys are feeling better!

Shelly said...

You are such a good mom. I love having dates with the kids one-on-one. I am glad you took him to the open house. I bet he will remember that forever.