Every Christmas, in addition to the Get Out of Trouble Free cards (previous post) that we give the kids, we give them Lunch Date Tickets, redeemable for one lunch date with me at the location of their choice and one lunch date with their dad.
And Courtney Lee was the first to redeem one of her tickets.
She picked me as her lunch date and Olive Garden as her location of choice, so I picked her up from school at lunchtime last Thursday and that's exactly what we did...
And while I rarely shy away from shooting anywhere or anytime, shooting during the lunch-rush at Olive Garden proved to be too intimidating, even for this girl - so all I've got to show you from the Olive Garden is this one shot (above) from the waiting area.
After lunch though, Courtney Lee patiently waited/danced while I set up the self-timer on my camera.
And then we got a shot of the two of us together to commemorate our lunch date.
Then we ran by The Pregnancy Center where I've been volunteering so Courtney Lee could meet all the ladies I work with (and she grabbed a baby bottle to fill up with all of the money she's been saving for their baby bottle fundraiser.)
And then we grabbed a couple of Stawberries & Cream Frappuccinos before heading back to pick up the other kids from school (who were both equally insensed that we didn't show up with enough Stawberries & Cream Frappuccinos to go around.)
And I've got a lunch date scheduled with Coley for tomorrow.