In an effort to occupy CoCo while I was finishing dinner, I suggested she set the table. She thought for a moment and replied, "OK, Mommy. But I want to make a Daddy surprise!"
I had no idea what we were getting into but said, "Great Idea!"
Before I had time to think, she had organized her chairs outside, assigned me to help bring out the "too heavy for me" table and she set "CoCo size" place settings at each seat. She then searched for a candle and pretty napkins to accessorize her table. Then she gathered the troops (Graci and I) to wait patiently until daddy arrived.
Above, she is tickled to hear daddy pulling into the driveway.
Graci, playing along and waiting quietly... except for her constant drumming.
...and then we ate dinner like any other evening!