Sunday, June 14, 2009

An Ounce of Guilt + A Tad of Procrastination= A Spoonful of Sugar

Abbey's First Communion present was a trip with me to the American Girl store in Chicago. I finally took her, poor thing...5 years later. I made a last minute decision that THIS was the weekend, and no excuses. Patrick would be fine...I haven't left him yet for more than a couple hours and certainly not at night...sad, but true. Life had got in the way the last years, and Abbey deserved this special trip. We ordered up tickets to Mary Poppins...worth every pretty penny. It was incredible. We took the subway all over the city, walked miles and miles, and got lost quite a few times. I kept saying, "How did WE mess up?" And Abbey didn't even correct me...because of course, I had the map. Thanks for the great girl's weekend Abbey...there is no other girl I'd rather be with than you!



(I just have to say...that's NOT what she wore to the actual performance...we had to go back and take pictures in front of the theatre because we forgot our camera the evening before.)

14 comments :

  1. There is something so special about a day spent with your daughter. I love all of those pictures ! Your Abbey is lovely.

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  2. it looks like a wonderful mother -daughter weekend! yea! i'm glad you were able to enjoy each other. your daughter is precious.

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  3. O.k, same issue here! I promised my only daughter (who turned 10 last July) a trip to NYC. Just us girls. Well, last summer we moved to a new state and then I got pregnant (with boy #3,due tomorrow!). She turnes 11 this summer and of course it'll be another year before I can even think about taking her, with nursing a new baby and all! So glad you made it happen. I'm sure she'll cherish those memories forever! Pam

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  4. Looks like you had fun here in Chicago! Glad you were able to finally go.

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  5. So much fun! It looks and sounds like you girls had a great time...I love that city!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. You will both ALWAYS remember this trip. Way to go, Sarah!

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  7. Aaaaw!! You've made up for the fact that your post about dating and cell phones sent me into spasms - this post makes me actually look forward to my girls getting older ;)

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  8. Oh how fun! glad you had a good time!

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  9. this looks like so much fun!!!
    my talby would LOVE a girl weekend like that. so much!!
    maybe i will get to do that sometime.
    how fun.

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  10. That sounds like an absolutely wonderful trip!! I am off to see if there are any good shows coming to Arizona (ha!)so I can take my 10 yo - I think she would love it. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  11. Good for you girls! One of the most special times my daughter and I have shared was going to American Girl Place in Chicago. It's such a great memory. Your daughter (and you) will never forget...

    I love Chicago. And now you've made me really want to go see Mary Poppins when it comes very near us, to Minneapolis, later this summer. I may have to take my daughter.

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  12. awww...so special! my girls loved the american girl place too :)

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  13. Just girls...what a fun time.

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  14. What did you think of Mary Poppins? I live in Chicago and saw it a couple of months ago with my mom and sister. We grew up on the movie..the play was much different, but by the end I was totally sold!

    Hope you enjoyed the city!

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