My incredibly sweet friend and her daughter were willing to add hours to their travel time so that we could hang out for the day! We enjoyed a couple hours of relaxation and great conversation, and then headed out for the evening. We swung by school to pick up my niece, and then off to a mall I had never heard of for a bit of shopping and window browsing before dinner.
To say it was all quite surreal and way out of my norm (being a mother to 5 boys) would be an understatement. I don't know who had bigger stars in her eyes, my niece or I!
Charis was in love from the moment we stepped into the store!
They even had a Scavenger Hunt, which she excitedly raced around to complete and won a poster!
A token for the carousel!
It was fun to see her so happy... and so girly. Every time she passed by me, a unique pose was presented for me to catch on film!
With magazine in hand, she slowly trailed behind. I had to keep a close eye on her! Really all she wanted to do was sit and flip through it, bookmarking pages to show her mom!