Yesterday Grandma and I took Gabby for her first manicure and pedicure. I've wanted to do this for a very long time, but I wanted to make sure she was old enough to experience that this was a special treat. "Aunt KK" (my best friend, Kasey), told us about a place that has a special chair for little girls, so naturally that is the place we chose.
Gabrielle and I had a difficult morning due to her behavior, (she's had an ear infection for over two weeks so I am trying to cut her some slack, poor baby) so a relaxing, fun activity was needed, for both of us to unwind and calm down.
Grandma, Gabby, and I arrived at the spa and chose our nail color. Gabby settled on light pink finger nails, bright pink toe nails, and green flowers. I decided to have them simply paint her nails rather than a full pedicure, because I wasn't sure how long her attention span would be. She was highly interested in the water, so I suppose next time we may let her try a full pedicure. The lady who painted Gabby's nails was super sweet to her, as was the man painting my nails. They treated her like a princess and kept telling her things like, "You look like an angel."
I think the most adorable part of the process was when they completed her nails, green gems in the center of her flowers and all, she carefully held her nails up as to not accidentally smudge them. She did this even once they were dry and carefully held her sucker she earned for allowing her nails to dry. I really enjoyed creating a memory with Gabby and Grandma. It is very rare that I pamper myself, so it was wonderful to do it with two of my favorite people!