Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Paul is dating again....

and it's not me he's been taking out! He started a tradition a few years ago of taking Isabel out for little dates here and there. It all started because for years, until she graduated actually, he drove to Lexington just to take Lizzie to dinner twice a month. He did this because he felt it was important to their father-daughter relationship. It was a time that Lizzie could have him all to herself, which she definitely couldn't do during weekend visits at our house! He still tries to get by the campus and take her to lunch every now and again. Isabel noticed this when she was about 5, and expressed a desire to have her own "Daddy time". So, Paul started taking her on dates! It's usually a lunch date, but he has taken her out to breakfast and to several Father-Daughter dances too. Isabel LOVES this little tradition. Once Paul sets a date for the next "date", she starts to count down the days. She loves to pick out her clothes, do her hair and if she's lucky I let her wear a little lip gloss and some lavender body spray! Oh, and don't forget the photo shoot for each date!

I dug up this photo up from the 2007 Father-Daughter Valentine's Dance.

The next two pictures are from a breakfast date they went on back in the early fall.

Isabel has always been a Mommy's girl, but she sure does love her Daddy too!

This date tonight is a little bit special, as you can tell by the fancy clothes. Paul had to be out of town the night of the Father-Daughter dance this year, so they are out for a nice Italian dinner in town!

Daddy and his sweet girl!

Who also thinks she is a runway model!

Guess who got a little bit jealous tonight? One guess! She watched us taking pictures and she kept saying "my turn, my turn". I guess Daddy's going to have to make room on his dating card for another Gour Princess!


Brianna said...

Aww... That's so sweet. He's a good daddy. :)

wingepr said...

What lucky Gour Ladies! He is such a sweet daddy!

Anonymous said...

My dad did that too! It kinda fizzled out in middle school but I still remember a couple father-daughter dinners we had. It really was nice.

eastandwest said...

That is really sweet. :)