Jill and I had planned to squeeze in another Creative Friday before school started, but kid sickness thwarted our plans (namely Lucas). We kept thinking that we had more chances, but he was sick for 6 days, so we really didn't.
It was almost a crushing blow, but Jill quickly schemed up a new plan: a yadies' yunch (ladies' lunch). Even Eva, who had been waiting with bated breath to play with Whitney, immediately said, "Great!"
We met at Los Hermanos.
Whitney got a Los Hermanos shirt for Christmas, which apparently entitled you to a free fancy drink. (Who knew?)
Since Whitney was getting one, I let Eva choose a fancy drink as well, and she selected the strawberry daiquiri. Although she had some ambrosial moments with it at first, she eventually decided it wasn't her favorite. What the? I thought it was delicious.
She must have applied about 10 coats of her favorite lipgloss while we waited for our food. No joke. (Also sporting her new CTR ring.)
What am I going to do with this girl? She is by turns exasperating and exhilarating to me.
We gave Whitney a series of books (The World According to Humphrey) about a hamster who is a classroom pet, in hopes that it will convince her that reading is the best thing ever. Or at least tolerable. (No pressure.)
I gave Jill some new shirts since she is always wondering what to wear to work. I was so concerned that they wouldn't fit her style that I bought some backup gifts. She says they are unnecessary, but you never know... (FYI: Doubting a gift after I purchase it is one of my idiosyncrasies.)
Jill gave me several things from my Amazon wishlist: a scripture study journal, gel pens for my scripture study, a book, and 15 sets of double-pointed knitting needles! (That's 75 needles!) A motherlode, for sure.
The girls finished eating before we did, and Eva was positively dying to play with Whitney, so Jill coerced her into taking Eva outside for a few minutes. (We have been having such mild weather, it's crazy!)
A few minutes turned into 45, while we leisurely ate and discussed our goals for the new year. It totally felt like we were getting away with something.
A good time was had by all (with the possible exception of Whitney) and I think a new tradition was born! It was a very nice way to spend the last day of Christmas vacation.