When I pick the kids up from school everyday, the first words out of Anna Grace's mouth always come together to form the same question she asks every single day:
"What are we doing tonight?"
I guess she feels like life is or should be an exciting adventure and I like her enthusiasm. On Mondays, Family Dinner Night with my extended family is a good answer- she always looks forward to that for sure. Tuesdays, it's guitar practice. Wednesday has become a more regular date night (PTL), so a babysitter is the anticipated treat of the evening. Thursdays are a bit of a lull for Anna Grace until running club starts up in warmer weather. There's not a really good answer for her on Thursday afternoons. So yesterday, Thursday, when I was in the kitchen making lentil stew*, I noticed the swirl of big snowflakes in the backyard and called her to come take a gander. She stayed out way longer than I could stand, singing and (literally) running and jumping around in the midst of it. Whether she knew it or not, this was her Thursday night excitement, a gift from the Giver who gives all good things.
And oh, how He loves her.
*I thought the stew was quite good- I used sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes and carrots. It wasn't a hit for the rest of the crew, however. Always a problem.