When Sophie got off the kindergarten bus, I had a surprise for her. Would she want to go to Wichita with me?
"Can we eat there?"
"Yes we can"
So off we took.
Sophie was quite the chatter box! "When is it Halloween? I think Papa would like a costume. Boys are into scaring girls. Boys in the 2nd grade are crazy. Boys get out of control at PE. I want a butterfly birthday next year. I want to be Tinkerbell for Halloween. What?? That's a purple truck! You know what my job is? I have the pledge job at school. Oh I wish it was the day before yesterday so we could be at the State Fair. We'd be there right now! Next time can we go on dollar day? How many rides could we ride on dollar day? I want to ride the bumper cars with you. I love that!........"
She decided she would like to stop at the McD's at Park City. Now, her stomach can't seem to handle their burgers so we went through the drive through of another place but ate them at McD's. We did buy a package of fries to share and drinks there though.
Here's the real reason she wanted to eat there.
"I miss Hannah. I wish she were here with me." She was a little sad playing by herself.
There was another family there and they asked Sophie if she would want to play with them. She was so happy about that! They were even a family from our town too.
I let her play for quite a while and then it was time to go on into Wichita to do some shopping. Target of course. And of course we had to go to the toy aisles! I let her tell me what she wanted for Christmas.
And here is Al from 1978, when he was in residency. A woman walked by as I was telling Sophie that it was Papa. This lady said, "My, he's handsome!" Yes he is! Even if he does have all gray hair now!
We drove across town to visit Aunt Mindy. She wasn't feeling well and we wanted to "comfort her", as Sophie said. Sophie loves 'Xander!
I took Sophia home for supper with her family, then Allen and I went to our September restaurant pick.
It was a local restaurant that Steve and Beth suggested. So they were the couple we took out for this month.
What a fun evening getting to know them better and eating this delicious Mexican cuisine!
Thanks for this suggestion and the company!
And as Sophie said "It has been a FULL day!"