Daddy came home last night from his business trip to San Diego. As soon as the girls saw him walking up to meet us at the restaurant, they ran up to him, gave him a hug and asked, “Where are our presents?” Daddy started this tradition a while ago and the only thing the girls have to do is behave while he is gone to earn a small gift. Actually, they don’t have to behave, they just have to be cute when Daddy gets home. A few little smiles, a couple of giggles and lots of happy conversation will turn Daddy into a big mush and the girls will walk away with their rewards. Everytime Daddy is goes on a trip Ashleigh receives a spoon from the city Daddy visits while Mollie receives a small snow globe. Daddy often searches stores and airports for just the right spoon and snow globe. Because Daddy has visited some cities a number of times, he must make sure that there are no repeats. Before he leaves for each trip, he checks each collection thoroughly and will sometimes take a picture of the spoon and/or globe from that particular city.
These small gifts mean the world to the girls and their Daddy!