Josh and I have always loved to go to movies together, and it appears that Lily has inherited this from us. She's been to several movies in the theater this summer, and we've rented quite a few, too. I even purchased a little popcorn popper to spruce up our movie nights at home. Lily thinks it's tons of fun and the popcorn tastes so much better than the microwaved kind. Plus, it's HOT PINK...bonus!
Lily has also enjoyed going with me to the "big gym" to play while I Zumba. My classes are late, so this is a special summer thing for her. Yesterday was a particularly lazy day, so Lily was still in her PJs when it was time to head to the gym. I decided to let her go upstairs, pick out her outfit and get dressed all by herself. She was beyond thrilled with the idea. After about 10 minutes of silence, Josh and I decided we should go check on her. She was half way through her very thought out ensemble and it took everything in us to not fall on the floor laughing. She had picked out 3 skirts: one with polka dots, one with built in shorts & a ballet skirt, of course, and tennis shoes...no top yet. I said, "Lily, aren't you forgetting something?" She sat there for a minute thinking and said, "oh yeah, a hat!" Here is a picture of the final product. She was so darn proud of herself I didn't have the heart to tell her that 3 skirts and a long sleeve top might be a bit much for the 95 degree South Carolina heat!
We got another laugh before bath time when we realized she had a pair of pinks short hidden under all her skirts, for a grand total of 5 bottoms!
One last thing in this random post is our newly "remodeled" playroom. I decided to reorganize and rearrange on Sunday to make the space more usable for the girls' current interests. Lily is very into Strawberry Shortcake and My Little Ponies at the moment, so I wanted to create a special place for her to play with them. Also, Charlotte loves to play with their kitchen so I wanted to make it easily accessible for her. Just a few changes and two cute new rugs from Target made all the difference. Lily took one look at it after her nap and said, "I love it, Mommy, it's so perfect! Thank you so much!" Probably one of the nicest thing she's ever said to me :)