2010/02/13

The Sweetness of Girlhood

Jake and the girls with corsages
Jackie looking way too grown up!
Special skirts
Yes, Libby picked out her own tights and shirt.
Jacob and his girls are out tonight for a very special celebration. It's Valentine's Day tomorrow and is there any better way for a little girl to enjoy such a holiday than with her daddy? Of course not! Our sweet church organized a Father & Daughter evening of celebration. Jake surprised the girls with corsages and I fixed their hair. I finished the last of 3 skirts just in time for the evening. All three of them were thrilled to go. Libby was so excited about the party that she insisted we put her down for her nap early so that when she woke up her daddy could take her to the party and she could wear her new skirt. After she tried on her outfit she ran to Silas and said, "Do I look pretty Silas? Say yes!" Silas seemed shocked and didn't respond.

Jake took the girls away a little bit early for a special dinner at a local bakery called The Buttery. Watching the girls loading up in the van with their little corsages and skirts was enjoyable. It was just a sweet moment of innocence and tenderness coupled with pure delight over the adventures of the evening.

Jackie just called and told me that as soon they arrived there were signs hanging on the walls at the party saying things like, "Daddy, daughter fingernail painting this way.. and Make your daughter a necklace this way..." How I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall watching Jake paint there little fingernails. I can picture him trying to thread beads on that ridiculously thin string used for making necklaces. I am looking forward to hearing more stories about the night. It sounds to me like they had lots of fun.

9 comments:

Gaines Family said...

How wonderful, it brings tears to my eyes! Great job on the skirts and I must agree, Jackie looks like a young woman! Take care : )

Jen said...

How precious! He must have been bursting with pride and love even while trying to paint all those delicate little fingernails!

Also, I hope he found some time to spoil you a little bit today as well. Happy Valentines!

pops said...

Sweet Gerwls.....

lifelove'n'wine said...

Oh how sweet! Such pretty girls you have...and Jackie does look so grown up! This post and pictures made me laugh and smile...what a special day it must have been for them!

Claire Higgins said...

what a great time! so special!

Appollo Schloss said...

I'm so happy for them, it sounds like a blast! It warms my heart to hear of it.

Karen said...

that is the best! what wonderful memories. I never had a memory that sweet with my dad. The girls are so very lucky!

jj said...

I love the skirts, you wonder-woman!

john.reynolds1@mac.com said...

beautiful girls!