Last year, my 7 year old wanted to have a beach party. (she might have a little of her mama in her!) Her birthday is the end of August and I have to admit, that some years in Minnesota, it is really warm and nice at the end of August, but some years, it is not. So, even though it was a little chilly that day, we went anyway. Just us. It was so nice to be out at a lake, just us. At August's end, the lakes are pretty empty, especially on a cooler day, people are getting ready for school and we have time just to be and to enjoy each other.
Before we could go to the lake, we needed to fulfill a promise I'd made her. She wanted to cut her hair. Yes, cut her beautiful curls that I prayed for when she was in my womb. I told her she could cut it when she was 7. The time had come and she had not forgotten! We went to Great Clips, where they cut it for free if it is for the intent to donate to Wigs for Kids (not even sure of the exact name) Great Clips gives you the instructions and envelope to mail your hair to help kids that need hair. She couldn't have had a better hair stylist, she looked a lot like Ariel, the Little Mermaid.
So very thankful for this sweet little girl and all the joy she brings to our family.
Time for the beach party now!