It was teary-eyed, goose bump, big smile exciting. Last weekend we went downtown for local pizza, rides on the free local shuttle, and Christmas windows! The kids were so excited and so into it. Seeing it through their eyes was a true gift. They are at the perfect age for this.
The Christmas windows were perfect, but then there were "room" windows. A kitchen, a boy room, and a girl room. I about died because the boy room had a white bunk bed, fire truck, and jammies like Burl, and the girl room had jewelry, dolls, and a cupcake birthday party. My face hurt from all the smiling I did watching my kids connect to the windows. It felt so real in their little world.
It was one of those nights that made us realize what an amazing gift it is to have these babies in our lives. I know that this season of life is short, and that's hard to accept at times. However, I enjoy these kind of nights out to give us a special memory that we can take with us after this time is over.