Yesterday was kind of stinky. I did pretty good with being patient for most of the day, and then - I didn't (why oh why are you fighting me about going potty before quiet time?) So today, I really didn't want a repeat and I asked her to think of something she wanted me to do with her before quiet time today. She just wanted to play. I spent 10 minutes with her, building a Lego zoo and then, when I told her to give me a kiss before I left, she gave me a kiss, and I went upstairs. Now, that's not to say she was a perfectly perfect angel and stayed in her room for a full 90-120 minutes, but I decided that it really didn't matter so much if she came up a couple of times to show me something or tell me something (I'm trying to remember my 2016 word of the year).
I love these "aha" moments, when it feels like the sun is coming up over the horizon and you just feel warm and fuzzy inside. I think that's God's way of giving you a thumbs up.
^^excited to have a baby brother!^^
^^trying to teach chelsea how to take a photo with my camera. not bad, right?^^
Something else I've been thinking a lot about recently (because of the nesting instinct, really), is how grateful I am for my home and for the man who provides it. My house isn't totally where I want it yet (some walls leave me in a stupor), but every time I clean it up and look around, I feel so blessed to be where I am.
^^i love this little corner where chelsea hangs her art!^^
^^mine and chelsea's chairs from looking at photos on the computer together. quality time!^^
Well, hopefully this time next week, I'll have a babe to introduce to you, but we'll just have to wait and see! Thanks for stopping by!