Carey and Josh hit the local minor league baseball game last night as a bit of a "boys night out." It has been a new thing in our family since Owen arrived.. this idea of the "boys" and "girls." In a way I feel bad that we are separating, but at the same time, I love how it is teaching our children some gender roles without drawing a too-firm line in the sand. When I was young, I was known as a bit of a tomboy, playing sports with the boys, not really liking dresses or destroying my dolls (oh how my mom tried though!). It wasn't until college that I realized how important it was to show a bit of my feminine side, and since then, I'm proud to say, own several pink items and quite a few dresses! It's been amazing how having a girl has brought out even more "girlyness." So... the "girls" had a princess party. Yes, I indulged her favorite thing: some very girly twirls and dancing; and later indulged in my favorite thing: ice cream. We also painted toe nails and shared some giggles over the chilly ice cream. For a moment I just watched her spin and smile, with half-closed eyes, wondering what she was thinking. I hope it was, " This is the best part of my day," because it was definitely mine.