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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Date Night

All dressed up!

Last night was date night for Mommy and Jessilyn. We started this last year, and decided it had to be a yearly tradition! We went to dinner (Jessilyn's choice), then to the Nutcracker. We went to eat at Olive Garden. Fettucine al-fer-a-do is Jessilyn's favorite. We had a great time. I don't know how many times she said "love you, Mommy" just over dinner. She was absolutely giddy, and I loved every minute of it!

Funny faces at dinner
Is there anything better than this face?!?

We then went to the Nutcracker. Watching through her eyes was purely magical. She was glued to the dancers the entire time. She didn't miss a minute, and was asking questions about the story line throughout. She is infatuated with Clara. In the second half when the Sugar Plum Fairy was dancing, Jessilyn was more concerned with seeing Clara (who was just sitting on the throne watching, nothing else). Too funny! They served Christmas cookies during intermission. Yummy! After the Nutcracker was over, we went to Starbucks for coffee and hot chocolate. Jessilyn went and sat with a group of teenagers while we were waiting on our order. She, not for one minute, ever even considered the thought she wasn't as old as them! I think next year Reese will be old enough to get in on the action. We're still debating if Dad has to go, or if it will just be a girl thing. What's your vote? She had a great night, and I had an even better night...watching memories being made through her eyes. Nothing better!



Love you, Jess!!




Here's some more Jessilyn silliness, just for fun!!


8 comments:

Becky Dietz said...

How sweet---she'll never forget it! (I'd do it w/o dad---girls only! ha!)

amy wright said...

I like all of your new posts. The picture of Reese wearing the mermaid tail made me laugh so hard!!
And I also think that date night should be girls only.
I like how you took Jessilyn out alone. I think that my boys' feel so special when they have alone time with Jay or me. We need to have date nights, too!

Hunter, Amanda, Hudson and Maddie said...

that is so special...i love the pictures. she is so cute!!! glad y'all had fun!

jenniferread.blogspot.com said...

Jenn, that is a perfect little tradition. My vote, Randon stays home!!! ha

The Durham's said...

NOW THAT'S A PERFECT NIGHT!! We love doing this and my two cents is.....let daddy have is own date time:):) Yall look so gorgeous and I can't believe how old she looks:) We miss you guys and love you!!

mary said...

What a precious memory for your Jessilyn! Missy and I had many date nights to the Nutcracker and the mall. Have a blessed and peaceful Christmas with your beautiful family.
Love, all the Stricklands

Brooke said...

Jennifer,
That is so sweet that you you put special time aside with your daughter, she will always remember that. You have a beautiful family. Merry belated Christmas and Happy New Year.
Brooke

The Jackson's said...

Jessilyn is too precious!!! Yup, Whitney is getting married June 27, 2009... it's coming fast! :)