03 June 2011
Favorite Book, Birthday Bliss, & The Nature Hike
Thursday was a really relaxing "catch-up" day, where we ran some errands together and just enjoyed playing outside on our lawn and taking a wagon trip around the block, and Fridays are super busy with Gymnastics for Julia.
Library on Tuesday morning was great! We actually went to the 10:00 story time and then we picked out some books to take home, Thank you, Mr. Falker, The Story of Ferdinand, and My Name is Not Alexander. Our favorite was Ferdinand click on the title to view the book on amazon.com.
Suzette from Joy of Homemaking did a wonderful post last week on how each child is unique and birth order, you HAVE to check it out!
During the hike Julia did not want to sit by me, she did not want me to help her over any logs, she did not want me to hold her hand, and she did not want me to cuddle her.
I thought this would be a great bonding experience, but Julia really was so excited about doing something so unlike we have ever done she didn't want me to baby her, she wanted to be grown up. At one point she even put her hand out so I would give her space! I tried not to show my hurt and my disappointment. Instead I took the time to enjoy the other moms, while keeping a close eye on Miss Julia, and enjoying the beauty of the nature.
Julia wasn't trying to hurt my feelings, she was just overwhelmed and excited and she even asked me in the beginning, "Mommy can I go follow the teacher?" She wanted to follow our nature hike guide Miss Anne. I said okay. I wasn't expecting this so soon. Towards the end of the hike she was getting really tired and she got more cuddly and even took a picture with me. I'm proud of how independent she is and how excited she is to learn. I guess I just wish she wouldn't grow up so fast!
Another highlight from my week is when Mark was trying to feed Lizzy Lou her sippy cup. My kids love cousin Lizzy. They are always trying to hold her, play with her or offer her toys.
But the minute I pick her up both my kids get very upset/jealous type behavior, which really shocks me! Mark didn't want me to move, he grabbed my leg and wouldn't let go, and Julia started to talk like a baby! It was so silly. I think they wanted to play with her so once she was on the floor everyone was much happier.
Have a great weekend! See you Monday!