Bears with a Buddy

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Caroline has been in Wip's life pretty much since birth. In honor of her birthday Wip took her out for an afternoon of lunch, movie, and ice cream. We started with lunch at Lonnie's hot dogs {side note: I am really going to miss this place}. 
Ms. Lonnie (as Wip calls her, but her real name is Debra {I think}) greeted the children and when she found out it was a birthday outing, she immediately brought the children oatmeal cream pies for them to enjoy after lunch {this might have been Uncle Scotty's dream meal}. You have no idea how precious the conversation was between Wip and Caroline. Wip asked "Caroline, what do you want to be when you grow up?"..."I want to be an animal doctor", Caroline responds "I want to be a people doctor!". They talked about shows that they like, siblings, was just about the most adorable 5 year old conversation piece ever.
After lunch we headed to the movies to see Bears. When I asked Wip if he wanted to take Caroline to see Bears or Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, he responded "Caroline should is her birthday". Sweet boy. Caroline picked Bears and Wip could not have been happier. The movie followed a mama bear and her two cubs for one year. Watching real animals on a big screen for over an hour = Wip's dream. Thankfully {I think} Caroline enjoyed the movie too.
they were pretty much over having me take their picture at this point:)
The children were just being so dang adorable I did not want the afternoon to end, so we finished up with some ice cream at Comfy Cow. It was a little late {her actual birthday is in April} but it was so much fun. We sure are going to miss this sweet girl...happy birthday Caroline!