Last night, Princess Belle finally was able to cash in her birthday present . . . movie tickets! She and I went to the movies. She had so much fun and enjoyed the idea of having a big girls day out with just her and I. We were almost alone in the theatre (one other couple) because it was the late movie on a weeknight, but I figured, this is a benefit of homeschooling – she can sleep in. So we laughed and giggled and whispered and had fun together. She is such a great kid and so helpful with her siblings that she deserved this night out with just the two of us and I definitely want to do it again with her another time.