I took the girls to Meijer today and we spent over an hour in the toy aisle getting ideas for Christmas. Mariah was so good and she understood that we were "just looking" and we weren't going to buy anything. Ambria's eyes were as big as saucers as we went up and down the aisles and when we got to the dolls, all she kept saying over and over was "baby, baby." (I think I know what she will get this Christmas). When we got to the "girly" aisle and there was PINK everywhere, Mariah's eyes lit up and she said "whoa, mom, this is sooo magical!" Yup, that is my little girly girl.
(On a sad note, for those of you that don't know, Meijer took out ALL of the mechanical ponies from their stores. What that means to parents with little kids---no more bribes for good little shoppers. Huge bummer).
Life is full of mountains and valleys and I am so blessed to have my three girls, Mariah (11), Ambria (8), and Ashlyn (5) to share joys and sorrows with. Oh, and an added bonus in life--donuts! They are delicious.