Cows and cupcakes

   I missed yesterday’s post.  I didn’t have to work, had the girlie home sick still and took advantage of getting to just be Mama all day.  (Which was great, by the way!)  Josie is seeming much better.  We’re still on breathing treatments and the poor nose is pretty stuffy, but she’s got more energy and I’m seeing more of ‘my girl’.  We got out yesterday for a little walk, hoping some fresh air would be good, and got to enjoy a through-the-fence view of a local airshow.  She thoroughly enjoyed the walk and all of the planes and had more energy after our walk then she’s had all week!

“Cow” complete with Mooing

   We’ve had tickets to the local Historic Ritz theater to see “Click, Clack, Moo – Cows that type” for a few weeks! And even though the girlie has not been 100%, I thought she was well enough to sit in the theater for an hour (and no, she’s not contagious now!)  It was a children’s musical based on the book by Doreen Cronin “Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type”.  Which we own and Josie loves, because, well, it’s all about cows.  She wore part of her Halloween costume and had to bring “cow baby” with.  I think she’s obsessed.  She was SO good during the performance.  She sat, mostly in my lap, enthralled by the actors on stage.  Dancing, singing, cows (and a chicken and a duck and a farmer)…life could not get any better!   She stared wide eyed at the stage with a big grin on her face, sometimes almost in a trance and sometimes with a look of disbelief.  I would LOVE to know what her little mind must have been thinking.  We met the cast afterward, out of their costumes and she was a little confused.  Pretty sure she just wanted to see the cows!!!  I’m so thankful that we have an arts and theater program to present this opportunity.  Thankful that Grandma thought to buy tickets to something she was pretty sure Josie would love (and boy was she right!!)  Thankful that Josie was feeling well enough to attend.  And thankful that she was able to enjoy watching the ‘animals’ that she is in love with, live, on stage, singing and dancing. 

We stopped at Smallcakes, a local cupcake bakery with the most delicious (and HUGE) cupcakes, on our way home.  My girl is not the biggest ‘sweets’ eater but LOVES her cupcakes!! (and cake and icecream!)  She only got a part of the giant treat (I can’t even eat a whole one on my own!) but Mmmm…did she enjoy every morsel. She was covered, literally, in chocolate but it didn’t matter.  She enjoyed every bite of that treat.  I’m so thankful that she is able to express her likes and dislikes.  Thankful that she has such joy in such little things and shares her happy emotions with exuberance!!  And very thankful that I get to be on the receiving end of that sharing.

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