This year, our Hippie wanted to see Toby Mac in concert. We have listened to his music since the girls were 2 and 3. We were not going to go because it was fairly expensive. But we found out as part of the Illumination tour...he was going to be 10 minutes away. Not only that but TWO days before her 8th birthday. My husband and I discussed it and decided in lieu of physical gifts we'd take her to see him. We videoed her reaction. It was priceless!
The girls all dressed, binoculars handy and ready to go!
We stopped and ate at McDonald's on the way there.
When we got there her jaw about dropped! We were a little surprised at her reaction but then she told us "I thought this would be on a school stage with folding chairs!" So being at a stadium was a huge shock! First stop....we had promised her a Toby Mac shirt and cd.
Boom. Boom-Boom. We got to hear City Harmonic and they performed one of our favorite songs!
It was hard to catch the Hippie without her binoculars!
The Genius had fun too. Her favorite was Jamie Grace. Once Jamie Grace left the stage it was time for Toby Mac!
And the perfect end to a perfect night...ice cream on the way home at 11 p.m. Sometimes it is nice to just spend a night saying "yes" to your kids. I am pretty sure the memories we created will last her a lifetime. I don't think she will ever forget her 8th birthday. It was all worth it for our sweet girl.