Last year I wrote a sappy little letter about how I missed you and hated being apart from you. But this weekend I finally got to tell you that I moved to Dallas and only live 45 minutes away now!
I haven’t had much time to write, so I’ll just give you a rundown of our first weekend together in Dallas.
Your mom brought you to my apartment in Carrollton at about 7pm. Until 6pm, you had NO IDEA I was in Texas already or that you were coming to visit me for the weekend. I asked your mom to let me tell you in person and she did.
After you got here, we talked about Lauren and Eva and me moving to Texas. It was not a fun conversation for me and you had a lot of questions, but it was obvious your 6 yr old brain doesn’t quite understand what it all means.
We ate grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner, did our “songs” routine before bed, said our special goodnight words, and you asked to fall asleep listening to an episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross. You were asleep in the first 10 minutes.
Today was fun. We got up SUPER early to have breakfast: Cheesy eggs and a banana. Then we went back to your mom’s area of town (about 45 minutes away) to attend a 3 hour cheerleading camp. I went to the store for most of your camp, but came back for your “show off” at the end of camp.
The picture up top is from you practicing just before your show off. You claim this is the first time you’ve done that, but I’m not convinced.
After cheerleading camp, we came back home and had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Then we crawled onto my bed and I snoozed while you read two books! (I told you we got up early!)
Side note: I can’t believe how well you are reading, and you have no idea how happy it made me to hear you say “Reading is my favorite thing to do.”
After reading time, you practiced gymnastics by doing cartwheels and handstands. Thankfully we live above the apartment garages so no one can hear you banging and falling all over the floor!
Finally we went to Kroger to get some turkey hotdogs and enjoyed a yummy turkey hotdog dinner, followed by our normal bedtime routine of songs, goodnight words, and Bob Ross.
Today we have fun plans. I have to take you home by 6 pm, but I think we’re going to get pancakes for breakfast at the restaurant on Lake Lewisville that I found last week!
After that, I have a funny feeling we’ll be doing more gymnastics until it’s time to go home!
I’ll try to add a P.S. later about how we finished our day.
I’ve said “I’m so happy to be with you” probably 100 times in the last two days. You’ve actually been counting them (I think out of annoyance, but I don’t care). So with that…
I’m so happy to be with you!
P.S. Did you hear that I’m reading a book about anti-gravity? It’s impossible to put down.
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This sounds like the perfect daddy- daughter weekend together! Best friends reunited! She and you will always remember this weekend together! It reminds me of my time with my father and how much fun we had. It’s so important to spend that one on one time with each other! Congrats to Eric and Ellie!!