My Ellyanna turned five today!! That went fast! For breakfast she got to open two gifts, a soccer ball and book. She picked pop tarts and lucky charms for breakfast. My lucky girl will get a trip to the movies with Nonna today. This morning we took a at the old scrap book and talked about her birth story and gazed at the pictures. Ellyanna was 10 weeks early. I was on bed rest a month and a half when my water broke and we rushed to the hospital. She was 3 pounds 14 ounces when she came out. My tiny girl was in the nicu for five weeks before she came home with us. I remember thinking, will she feel like mine? Will this come natural?? The love came and bit by bit until it was intense. I had No idea what I was doing, but bit by bit it became natural. Elly is spirited, sweet, artistic, a dancer, a singer, social butterfly, affectionate, loving, kind, forgiving, wonderful.
I love my sweet girl and am soo happy to have her in my life.
Thursday came and went, and another micro date has passed. This week, I pulled out the board game Chutes and Ladders. Yes I know so juvenile, but as you probably figured out from earlier posts, I can be pretty immature. There was more to just playing the regular ole game. I had quesitons to go wit h it. Questions like: "Who was your favorite elementary school teacher."
Side note: Instead of having your spouse tell you the answer, GUESS IT!!
With each move we made, a question was presented, and we guessed the other's answer. If I guessed correctly then I got a point and vice versa. We like to call it a Chutes and Ladder's version of the Newly wed Game. At the end of Chutes and Ladders whom ever has the most points wins a back rub!!
Side note: I had the most points, but Danny insisted that I didn't keep track correctly. Soo...since we happen to both be competitive Danny insisted we ask five more quesitons and who ever had the most p…
Brinley took off at the speed of light. She always does this after a bath. I wipe her down with a towel and the moment I let go she runs as fast as those pudgy little legs will let her. She loves being free of her diaper, so this night I thought I would give her this opportunity. She raced throughout the rooms, her chunky lil bum jiggling as she bobbed. Oh it is heavenly to watch her waddle and march, run and skip.Elly and I began reading and going over words when suddenly a chubby hand slapped at my shoulder. This is how Brinley catches our attention.
"Dah!" Brinley yelled, pointing towards the hallway.
"What is it Brinley?" I perked up, staring beyond my creamy skinned child.
"Dah!". She shouted, hitting my shoulder once more, then taking a few steps in the direction she had pointed; sticking her finger out again. I stood up following Brinley who promptly marched into the living room. She stopped just before we approached the area rug. If your…
My posts may not be as long or informative these days. I feel my heart stretching and yearning for the simpler things in life. The sweet tunes trickling out of a blue bird, the golden sun gracing us with it's warmth and light, the tiny giggles that rumble out of my darling little girls mouths. Simple pleasures is what I am seeking, not some grand display of the quirky dates I give, or preschool ideas complete with a zillion pictures, nor a full exclamation of every family date we have. Just the silver lining of all, highlights of the best things in life, and more time to focus on the already fleeting time I have with my ever changing family. Hope this is okay with you.
The Highlights of past weeks
-Peering up at the blue sky with Elly and her taking noticing of the nature about her: "Mommy, Look at The Tree, it's like going up to heaven"
-Having a family date completetly focused on the value of a Virtuous Princess. I melted watching my little girl earn her pri…