We decided to go out for ice cream. Cooper loves ice cream! After dinner at home, Cooper ran into his room. He told me he was going to get handsome. He also instructed me that I needed to go get pretty. He put on his "gentleman hat" and daddy's cologne all by himself. I put on perfume and TamTam lipstick (a.k.a. lipstick that leaves a mark when you kiss kiddo's cheeks).
We had to snap a few pictures of the momentous occasion.
I had a gift card to Cold Stone so I asked if he wanted to go to a big ice cream store with lots of people or a small ice cream store where it might just be us and the workers. I knew he was anticipating a place like Leatherby's and I didn't want him to be disappointed. He said he wanted a small place because it would be more romantic! Out of the mouth of babes...no joke!!
Cooper did his best to open the store doors for me and hold my hand. Cold Stone was a big hit. Out of his plethora of options, he finally settled on Vanilla ice cream with gummy bears. Hey, he knows what he likes! The display case had a ton of toys that go on top of ice cream cakes so Cooper loved showing me all the characters from his favorite shows.
After ice cream I asked Cooper if he wanted to go to the Halloween store to look at the decorations (which he's been begging me to do) or go to All a Dollar to pick out one toy. While he loves Halloween, window shopping didn't quite compare to buying an actual toy so All a Dollar was the obvious choice. We probably spent as much time inside All a Dollar as we spent eating our ice cream. Decisions, decisions.
Cooper finally settled on a ninja dress up set because it had some of the weapons that the Ninja Turtles use. For someone who has never seen a Ninja Turtle TV show or movie, this boy is a little turtle obsessed.
It was a lovely night with my favorite little man. Good suggestion, buddy. I sure love you!