You know those days when things start out good and just keep getting better and better?
That was yesterday.
The weather was so nice yesterday. At one point it reached 16 degrees (about 60F) and it was like heaven.
The littles and I headed over to the church for my Bible study at 9:30.
Matthew moved up to his big boy carseat over the weekend and looks mighty pleased with himself whenever he's sitting in it.
So cute. And growing entirely too fast.
Jordan stayed in the nursery/toddler room but wasn't too happy about it. Apparently she thought she was going to be a part of the study too. However, the lure of playing with play doh - something I can't stand and avoid bringing out at home at all costs - eventually helped her warm up to the idea of being there. I kept Matthew with me.
What a lovely way to spend a morning. We shared a bit about our stories and where we were at, what brought us to the church, stories about our children and child birth and family and tattoos... all over the place conversation and it was so nice. We won't start the actual study until the 21st because next week is our Spring Break.
Afterwards, the children and I came home, loaded Matthew in his stroller and headed to the park to enjoy the sunshine and warmth.
I'd love to show you a picture of Jordan so you could see how cute her outfit was, or her pretty hair that she let me style for a change.... but she's in this phase where she'll either flat out refuse to let me take her picture or she deliberately does this weird smile.
After playing at the park for a bit we took a walk around the block, then Matthew sat in his stroller on the porch while Jordan walked around and I cleaned up the yard a bit. Lunch and naps followed.
I met my new neighbours last night and they seem to be really nice people. We stood at the park talking for about 35 minutes and seemed to click. I'm hoping that we'll continue to get along well and be able to get together with our kids this summer.
Dinnertime was a noisy affair as it always is. People laughing, teasing and talking over each other all at once. I love nights like that. Ian and I will look at each other across the table and wink because we know these are the days.
Once the children were all in bed asleep, Ian and I had a great heart to heart about our future and some tough decisions that we may need to make soon. He soothed some of my fears and affirmed that we are doing what we feel is best for our family, and the opinions of others will not have any weight on what we choose to do. I don't know why I worry so much about what other people think. One of my many flaws.
Oh! I almost forgot to tell you. Not only did Matthew pull himself up on the chair to stand, and then cruise along the chair this week (which I immediately called my mother to tell her because I was so excited and she loves to hear this stuff first hand) but yesterday he WAVED at me.
Ok, I can't sit here talking to you all day. I am in the middle of making cake balls to take to the playgroup I'm trying out this afternoon. Hopefully I won't feel too nervous or talk too much and I'll get invited back. I'll let you know how it goes.
Have a great day!