The new week has already brought blessings to our family and though the coming weeks hold many difficult decisions, I know that we will be okay. God is looking out for us. Thank you all for your prayers and encouraging words, I need them more than you know. I thought that I should let you know that we are all healthy, including baby. Our struggles are more on the business, financial and personal/interpersonal growth side of things.
I was thinking last week about all the changes that children bring to our lives. Including the words that come out of our mouths. Some words I never thought I would string together: "Girly, you're gonna need more than panties and fancy shoes!"
She wanted to go outside and play so she had grabbed her purple, princess shoes and was begging me to put them on her as she stood before me in just her panties. It was cold and miserable out. Funny girl.
Later that day I said, "Why are you copping a squat in my shower?!" There she was, squatting in my shower, having a poop. She had peed in the potty and then moved to the shower stall, shut the door and done her thing. I am not sure if she got scared to poo or what.
On Saturday we took them to a birthday party for a good friend. They had a grand time and Girly had no trouble keeping up with all the bigger kids and the games. Girly wore a little purple tutu and a t-shirt that said 'Tiaras make you taller.' She looked adorable as usual, but was not dressed for outdoor play. It had snowed all night and we had a good couple of inches on the ground even though it had been melting most of the day.
When we got home, after she had spilled hot chocolate all down herself while I stopped in to get some maternity clothes, she really wanted to play outdoors. We told her to come in and get changed and put on her boots and ski pants. Well, she took off in her little tutu and shoes, wading deep into the snow. She must have run around out there for half an hour before we coaxed her inside. She took off her coat and laid in the snow to make snow angels, rode bikes in the slush, and threw snow at her brothers who were trying to get her to come in. Eventually we gave up and tried to get some pictures before she got cold and brought her tushy back inside.
She is one tough Arctic Princess!