We didn't do much today, mainly laid low and relaxed and played a lot. We read books and played in her room, she played on her slide and in her kitchen and I just watched, played and tried to take in these last few precious moments with just she and I. When I went to put her down for a nap she was more than willing and for the first time in quite awhile she fell asleep nursing. I couldn't find it in me to put her in her crib... I let her sleep on me and I just tried to soak up every minute. I did eventually lay her down (mainly because I didn't want her to wake up- and I wanted her to get some good sleep).
Not the most flattering pic of me but just how sweet is Raleigh Grace here!?
When she woke up K was home for a few minutes before having to leave again for a meeting. She was in the best of spirits and just laughed, played and ate a cheeseburger he had brought her (at first she just picked the cheese off of it but she eventually ate about 1/2 of it). When K left for his meeting we hung out a little longer, I got her dressed and asked her if she wanted to go to Target- which she said she did. We went to Target and stopped at Starbucks to get she and I a drink- I love that they have 1/2 priced fraps right now- esp since that's what I get 99% of the time anyways. I can't say that our trip to Target was the best-- in fact lately most of our trips out in public are less than pleasant- unless K (or another set of hands and feet) and are with us... Little Miss has no interest in being in a cart or basically not walking for that matter. She has been "testing out" crying lately to get her way. She did NOT want to be in the cart but I refused to chase her around with my huge 38 1/2 week belly wobbling around. At one point she started throwing things out of the cart... wheph. Eventually she shaped up (I think she finally realized I was not going to get her out) and we had fun browsing and just hanging out.
We came home and went on a walk (it was a beautiful cool 70 degree day). She was happy as a lark in her stroller (I was shocked) and enjoyed looking at the cars, birds, etc. We came home and played outside a little before it was time for dinner. I took a chair outside to sit in while I watched her play and she wanted her adirondack chair so I took it out as well. She demanded that she sit right next to me (which I thought was cute as could be but made getting pictures difficult.) She enjoyed running around, watching the bugs, ("smooshing" the bugs), playing with sticks, kicking her shoes off and running around in the grass :) !!
We had dinner, did bath time, and played a little more before bed. For some reason she was wired and just running from the living room back to her room and back. (I think she was excited daddy was finally home!)
|cracking up because she kicked one shoe off :-P|
|on the move!|
|Always rearranging the furniture|
Bed time routine hasn't been a walk in the park lately either but tonight was blissful. She and Daddy read some books, and then I laid down with her and we said a prayer. She gave me kisses and laid really still and nursed... and fell asleep on me again. I let her lay on me for a little while, then laid her in her crib, covered her up with her blanket and quietly walked out of her room. It was then that I again realized:
I LIVE FOR LITTLE MOMENTS LIKE THIS.
*and just a few more pictures for fun!*
The picture on the right is one of her excited faces :)