Monday, May 25, 2009

New and Old Friends

Yesterday I got to spend a lot of time with some old friends and new friends. It was a great day and I feel so refreshed from my time with friends.

First I got to eat lunch with my friend Kate, who I meet at Lipscomb when we were in college. I had not seen her in almost 7 years, but it was like no time I had passed when we got together to eat lunch and reconnect. She is now a nurse on the cancer ward at Cincy Children's. I am so proud of her and glad to have found her again. Emma loved talking to her and coloring with her too.

Then, last night I got together with some Mom's in my neighborhood, for a mom's night out. We snacked and talked at my friends Adrienne's house. We had some great drinks, snacks and awesome converstations. We shared news about our kids, tips on different issues, husbands, excersise, and so much more. It was after 11 before we all headed home. I left feeling so refreshed and ready to take on mommyhood again. Thanks ladies for a great night away.

Love and prayers

Thursday, May 14, 2009

So Smart

My little daughter makes me laugh all the time. She is so funny with her looks and facial expression, and she never forgets anything. This morning I was rushing around trying to finish getting me and Emma ready to leave for Story time. I had left Emma singing to Barney on my bed. I came back in and she had gotten inside my purse and gotten her handicap placard and was talking to it. Then, when I came in the room she told me that it was suppose to go in Meme's car. (we had used it with her car yesterday) Then, when we left she carried it to my car under her arm singing all the way. She is so smart!

Yesterday we took her application to her preschool, Emma wanted to get down and join right in. She just loves other kids!! She is so excited to start school in the fall. I am too! I might change my mind in the fall, but right now I am looking forward to picking her lunch box out, her backpack, and her outfits. However, I am sure when the day comes I might what to drive right by and keep her with me forever! I just keep telling myself it is only three days a week.

Emma has been in a great mood lately and is loving to be outside and playing. She squeals and laughs the whole time. She also loves to "run" with her daddy to the park!

I just love my little one and am so proud of how far she has come lately. She is talking so much more, standing longer and is even starting to cruise a little around furniture. So much going on with my little one and I am just along for the ride. Gotta run little one is awake!


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A First

Yesterday a decided to run a few errands with my sweet little Emma despite the overcast day. We had to run to Bellevue to go to Michael's (my favorite store) and the grocery store too. Emma and me had a blast shopping at Michael's and we great some great buys on presents for the family. Emma asked to go see the birds at the pet store nextdoor so we did that too. She loves to see the birds and other animals. By this time it had started to sprinkle but we headed to the grocery store anyway.

As we pulled in I remembered that I had put her brand new handicapp placard in the car, and decided to use it for the first time. It was so werid to put it in the window and pull into one of those parking spots. It was a hard decision to get one in the first place, she is in a wheelchair and does not walk, so we got one. She has gotten so big and hard to carry all the time and we thought it would help me from killing myself carrying her. However, it still seemed werid to use it. I wondered if people were thinking what is this young women doing getting out of a two door Honda with a baby doing parking in a handicapp spot.

It was so nice for me to use it though. I was able to move her in and out without hurting myself. I guess I will just have to get use to using it and not worrying about what people are thinking.

So, for the first time I used her handicapp parking. Werid but helpful