Sweet Bitty. You can tell when your middle child is feeling especially middle, because she keeps coming to you and asking you if she can please have an ALONE-date with you. And also an ALONE-date with her dad. Bitty was so in need of some personal attention. And what serendipity that just as she was needing this most, Troy got invited to a wedding reception in the same town where lives an old buddy of his who owns many many horses. Magical evening in store.
Troy took Bitty on an ALONE-date to the wedding reception. Bitty loves dressing up and going to grown up parties. At Christmastime Troy took her to a fancy work party at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and she was absolutely tickled to be the only kid there. Same goes for the wedding reception. Little treats to eat, grown ups admiring her father's cute daughter, wearing a fancy outfit.
It was fancy, but not too fancy to ride around on horseback while her dad caught up with his old friend.
On the way home they topped off the perfect evening with a pair of slurpees and the girl came home absolutely glowing.