Tonight Hailey and I had such a great night! I picked her up from day care and we went out to dinner, just the two of us! :) We went to Full Moon, a family restaurant in Albion that Hailey had only been to once before. She loves the moon and I thought it'd be a perfect surprise! They didn't have any space decorations, but there was a moon on the sign! We decided to eat at the bar (not really a bar in a family restaurant, just the place people usually wait for to-go orders). Hailey picked the place. As we were deciding what we should eat, we were just having a conversation - how did she get this big?! She told the waitress she wanted eggs and bacon - scrambled eggs and cranberry juice. Cranberry juice?! That's Hailey - she always surprises us! We just talked and laughed and really had a great time!
After we headed in to town to pick up a couple things, including Bob & Orange! She did really good picking things out, reasoning whether or not we should get something. I've taught her well to buy on sale! :) Towards the end of our shopping trip (yep she waited til the end and didn't pester the entire time!) she was getting so excited to pick up her fish! Whenever they die we flush them to their vacation! Mighty clever, I think! :) Well, she apparently got a call today that they were ready to come home and we needed to go to Meijer to pick them up! She was cracking up the fish guy, saying hmmm...I don't remember if he had black on his tail. I don't remember if he was bigger or not...She's hilarious! We finally picked out the right ones and were headed home.
On the way there's a park she always wants to go to but it's not the best area and there's hardly any little kids toys so she agrees to go to the other park another time. She asked me if I went there when I was little, I said I didn't live her when I was little - I lived with Nana and Papa in another city. She asked where she would live. I said she could live anywhere she wanted to (but hopefully by Mommy & Daddy!) and she responded. "Well, God hasn't told me where I should live yet." Later that night I told her I was proud of her for improvising an activity because of her cast and she said, "Yep, God made me to be able to do it!" That is so true! How easy it is for a child to understand and have complete faith! I was just so proud of her and so impressed with her understanding. Today she was a reminder to me that God is in control, we aren't, the doc's aren't. God is. We should be praying and seeking his direction and we should be giving him all the glory for making us his beautiful, miraculous creation. Thanks for your precious words Hailey!