I can't believe I've been away for a week. I have missed you! I wont' be able to stop by for a visit for a little bit longer, but I did want to say hello.
If the past weeks have been wonderfully, crazily full (see last post), then this weekend is overstuffed. Cram-packed with goodness. Just look:
Thursday night - Sloane took me to a local production of Alice in Wonderland. The tickets were my birthday present. It was just wonderful! The costumes were the kind to set you dreaming. Then, we talked and laughed and sang all the way home.
Friday night - Jeffrey took me to our university's production of Because I Love You. The tickets were part of my birthday present. Do you see a pattern here? My favorite part of the musical was the last song. The lyrics said, "It would be easy to say, 'I love you anyway.' But, the truth is, 'I love you because.'" And, really, isn't that the truth? Real love is seeing someone quirk's, faults, and foibles. And loving them for it.
Today - The three of us are off in just a few minutes for St. Louis, which is about a four hour drive. We've got a bag full of snacks, an iPod full of tunes, a book or two for family read aloud, and a book or five for each of us. Not to mention a huge pile of magazines for me and drawing materials for Sloane. Yeah, we're ready for our mini-road trip. We're going to the zoo first. If you can ever make it to St. Louis, you should visit just for the zoo. It's the best I've ever been to. After the zoo, we'll go to our hotel and clean up. Then it's off to a nice dinner and YoYoMa. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it!
Sunday - We got a hotel with an indoor pool. We'll play and swim all morning. After a great brunch, we'll enjoy SLAM (St. Louis Art Museum) before we head home.
Doesn't that sound fantastic?
The delighted girl above was drawn by Brett Helquist for a wonderful book called Milly and the Macy's Parade by Shana Corey.
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