A fun mommy-Lizzy date was planned weeks before we knew of the miscarriage. Oh, who is like our God, knowing that we’d both need a day like this?
I picked Lizzy up from kinder (preschool) and we ducked into the bathroom and changed her into her dress-up outfit for the ballet, then headed to the train station where Scott and Joshua dropped us off for the afternoon.
The train ride into Melbourne might have equalled the ballet in what Lizzy most enjoyed about the day.
A double-girl-date with dear friends, Smitha & Naomi.
So dark it was hard to capture the beauty of the theater and stage.
What a cute sight on our way back to the train station. This little Cinderella surely has it made…with two maids (or grown-ups) escorting her to hold up her gown. Can I be 4 again?
Another foiled public transport endeavor. Smitha only had 1 car seat so couldn’t take us home, but I told her that Lizzy thinks buses are a great adventure, so we’d just take one home from the train station. I pulled up the app on my phone and it looked like 1 bus. How hard can it be? Looked like we’d need to walk a bit to catch it, so we started down the street. About 10 minutes into the walk, I realized the flashing “you are here” dot on the tracking system didn’t have us making much progress. I misread that the walk would be 40 minutes. No!!! Meanwhile, my little Cinderella’s new dress shoes had eaten into one of her heels, so I’m carrying her in her puffy pink coat, piggy-back, on my back and trying to balance my purse in the mix. I decided to wave the white flag, and walk/carry her only to the next bus stop bench I could see. I called to tell Scott of my misadventure (and see if Joshua had woken from his nap yet) when Lizzy keenly announces, “Mommy, it’s spitting.” We both start laughing. No cover and a bit stuck, we giggle. And take this selfie. Thankfully, it didn’t rain more than just a bit, and we successfully caught a bus 15 minutes later. It took us to the shopping center by our house, where we waited for our men to come pick us up and warmed up. A fun adventure the Lord new we needed.