Tuesday, February 20, 2007

One Hand in My Pocket

Ohmigosh. A few days ago I put on my favorite pair of jeans, (yes, they belong to Isabella and I put them on her) and laughed myself down the stairs. She put both of her hands in her pockets and stood at the top of the stairs for the longest time. The look of concentration on her face was priceless as she tried to figure out how to meander down the stairs with hands in pockets. Adorable.

This morning we made muffins together. For the first time. I've made other attempts to bake with Belle but the transition from pouring, to mixing, to whatever is next happens too fast for her and she gets frazzled. Until today. She did great. A few meltdowns as I was leading the process and not her, but we made it through. Then she proudly showed Nick her handiwork when he was home for lunch.

My CM stuff arrived today just as Nick was heading out the door! I am so super excited it's ridiculous. But I have chores to do and so my treasures will stay in their boxes until after the girls are in bed tonight. Such a long time to wait. The temptation is ridiculous!

We were able to find swimming lessons for Belle at a time Nick can take her, and a few exercise options for me at the Rec Center during times Nick can watch the kids. So great. I really do not have the discipline to work out at home. Hopefully taking a class will help with that last little bit of motivation I need to grab my pilates mat and not my pillow. Only time will tell. And we found babysitters to watch both girls the first weekend in March so we can go away to the Pastor's & Elder's retreat without children. We have not gone away without children since.........well before we had children. Very exciting.

All such little things, but great things. The little things are the great things!


Mom said...

So much great stuff going on! I am excited for you too! We'll have to talk later while you unpack and tell me all about it!!!!!

Tanneal said...

That is one adorable picture!!

And I'M so excited about that CM stuff and I'm not even the one who gets to open it and discover all the little treasures inside! SO EXCITING=)

motherinlaw said...

Isabella is definitely a jeans and tee shirt kind of gal. lol
Have lots of fun opening the CM stuff. I wish I could come and play!! I'm sure you could show Mary a thing or two. She would love it. I think you two are the bestest parents.

Angella said...

What a cutie in her jeans!! And I can't believe you haven't opened your box!

Have a great weekend away too :)

Angela said...

What a cutie she is! Enjoy your CM stuff and so glad things you guys get to get away sans kids!

Jen said...

What a sweet picture. She looks so much like your momma in that pic!

Tanneal said...

I'm just dying to see and hear all about what was in that box!!