Yesterday, was a day that I will never forget.  It was a day full of surprises!  This year, we gave Maggie a very special Christmas gift.  Ryan and I surprised her by taking her to the Fox Theatre to see Beauty and the Beast.  The 3 of us got dressed up, dropped Trent and Evie off at Mammie and Papas’ house, ate lunch at St. Louis Bread Co. (I know this isn’t fancy, but it’s all there was time for) and drove to the Fox.  Mags has never done anything like this and she didn’t have a clue where we were going.  All the way there, she kept trying to guess. We teased her and threw out ideas and she just smiled and waited. 

When we got there it was all she could do to take in everything that was going around her.  There were people everywhere, beautiful architecture, Christmas decorations, and advertisements.  She still didn’t have a clue what we were doing and was getting a bit overwhelmed.  So, we gave in and told her the surprise a little sooner than we had planned.  She still didn’t quite understand, but I knew that as soon as she heard the music and saw the characters, she would enjoy every minute.

And enjoy it she did.  She was on the edge of her seat  of my lap for most of the show, and as I looked over her shoulder I could see her sweet little dimple as she smiled from ear to ear. This was an incredible day with our sweet girl.

There was one more surprise to our special day, but that will have to be continued…