David came back from his big day with Carissa at Playworld about an two hours ago, and it sounds like he had the time of his life. Carissa's mom called on their way home and said that they had played hard and that he was looking a bit weary. She also said that Carissa's older sister, Joanna (who used to be in our youth group, but has graduated and is now married), has figured out why David doesn't eat very much. She thinks he just takes little tiny bites so that it won't slow down his ability to talk! :-)
Before I took him to meet Carissa's family for the ultimate day of fun, we went to the store to pick out a birthday present for Carissa. Now if you haven't read the wedding shoes posting, you need to go back and read that to fully understand the meaning behind this, but after great debate and a tough decision, David finally settled on dress up shoes and a Cinderella crown that lit up when you pressed the jewel on the front. He was quite pleased with it because he thought that Carissa would look beautiful wearing it.
After he got home, he told me all about his day and then he did his usual nightly routine and I put him to bed. A few minutes later, he comes out of his room into the kitchen. Now normally, if he gets up out of bed, I know it is a stalling tactic and I am not real understanding of his reasons. Tonight when he came out, I knew he was really tired and I saw a big smile on his face. He came over to me and whispered, "Mommy I have something important to tell you." So I bent down to get on his eye level and responded, "Oh you do? What do you want to tell me about?" He smiled even bigger and whispered, "I have decided to get married. Guess who I am going to marry?" I smiled back and said, "I don't know. Who do you want to marry?" He said, "Carissa. I am going to marry Carissa."
So, I said, "David, Carissa is a very sweet girl." Then I asked, "So why are you going to marry Carissa?" He very matter-of-factly said, "I just decided to." I thought I would delve into this deep thinking mind a little more and asked, "What do you think made you decide to marry her?" And with the most intensity he could muster, he responded, "Because she makes me sooo happy and I love being with her!" I told him that was a good thing when you wanted to marry somebody and gave him a great big hug. With a smile that I just cannot adequately describe, he walked back to his room to go to bed. About 30 minutes later, I went into his room to make sure he was tucked in sufficiently, and he was still smiling! Sweet Dreams little guy!