Monday, September 17, 2012

just the two of us

I've started this post probably 10 times: gotten side tracked by laundry, baked cookies, nursed a baby, wasn't feelin' it, tapped the delete button to the rhythm of "we will rock you" and now I concede, the words aren't flowing poetically and I am to the point of just wanting to remember.

Sorry for the lack of eloquence!

I miss my big girl. I've been right here with her, she's been right under my nose (more like my feet) she sticks close these days, making sure she gets as much attention as possible. We try and give her what's due, but as any parent knows when a new baby arrives-it's hard! 

The other day Jared worked from home and while Isabella was taking a milk coma kinda nap I tucked her into a bouncy seat in the den adjacent from Jared's desk and snached up Addiston for a special shopping trip to Target. No agenda, no to-do's, no grocery list. Just shopping-the way it was intended, fun, looking at whatever grabbed your eye. Alone time with my girl-just the two of us.

Sorry for the blurriness of the photos they were taken with my phone at lightening (2 year old) speed.



I told her she could pick any color! She was confused. But we landed on an electric purple.


We're still working on the whole potty training thing-she's opposed right now (something we expected after having a baby) but I told her she could pick out big girl panties, and we purchased some very over priced disney princess undergarments!


We browsed the toys, dollar spot, and then ended up in the new grocery section where we bought bananas and cookie mix for daddy. 

Jared traded me places when we got back home while I fed Isabella and made cookies with Addiston.


 It was good to get away with Addy and just listen to her talk, with no interruptions, not being distracted, and learning more about who she is: shy but spunky, smart, and sweet! She has purple toe nails, and has told that to everyone who will listen! 

ok no sappy wordy ending! I just wanted to remember my day with my girl!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Today's the Day

I've started this post at least three times in the past week but because I have a newborn and a two year old, and get choked up every time I think about it too much I bail out for a bowl of cereal or some laundry.

Addiston starts the Mothers Day Out program at a local church today.

Jared and I went back and fourth about whether or not to put her in one.  It's 4 1/2 hours two days a week. I thought we'd wait another year, but after thinking it through, discussing it more times than we can count and a lot of prayer here we are. I know she'll do great, she's got the learning thing down pat, but she could use a lesson in sharing (classic first child!) and being around kids her age. I'm excited to see where this new journey takes us and can't wait to hear what she has to say at the end of the day.

I know she'll be safe and well taken care of. I love the values her "teacher" has and the fact that she was wearing a bright pink blazer when I first met her. I am lucky to be able to spend alone time with Isabella-something 2nd children don't get enough of. But I'm still struggling with letting Addiston out of my sight. Last night I packed her first lunch, she helped pick out what she wanted to wear and I packed her a little book bag with a spare outfit and a few school essentials.


Three pairs of shoes-because that's what every little girl needs when she has spare room in a backpack!

And every girl needs a pedicure for a big occasion!


Pretty Pink toes


and we're all ready to go


Well at least for now. We'll see how everyone (mainly me) holds up in the morning. I'm still coming down from those crazy pregnancy hormones and Jared is fully prepared for me to cry twice as much as Addy does.