Monday, July 29, 2013

Farewell Summer Vacation

As another summer comes to a close, I realize that I have mixed feelings about going back to work. Don't get me wrong, I love my job and look forward to the begining of school (it's one of my favorite times of the year), but I will be missing my Little Miss something fierce!

Little Miss and I have had a nice time together. She is growing up so fast and becoming her on little person with a very distinct personality. It is a joy to behold.

I will miss our morning jammy and cartoon sessions on the couch each morning. It's a special mommy daughter time because neither of us are fans of the "waking up" part of the day. She drinks her milk and I finish my coffee.

Most weeks, we ventured out of the house for some shopping. Mommy and little Miss both like getting out of the house. This summer we went to the parks and usually got rained out thanks to Florida afternoon showers. We've had play dates, pool time and races around the house.

She is starting  to talk more and more. It seems like there is a new word or two each week. Plus, she's starting to incorporate two word phrases like, Bye Dada, Night Night and All Done! She's dancing now too! It looks more like surfing with a butt wiggle, but it is so stinking cute!

The hubby took time off of work too this summer so we all could have family time. We took her to the Florida Aquarium so see the animals and play in the kid's water zone area. I think we had a good time looking at the animals and playing. We'll make an effort to go back as she gets older.

 I'll admit it's sometimes difficult trying to find stuff to do as a family with an almost two year old. My hubby and I weigh the pros and cons of different places. I would hate to go somewhere, spend  money and be absolutely miserable you know what I mean? It's not like she'll remember it. I'm am glad we have some friends with some older kids who can suggest places to go to or visit.

I've feel like I've struggled with early parenthood and adjusting to the first time parent lifestyle---maybe that's just the way it goes sometimes, but this summer my confidence has grown with her and I have found joy in being her full time mommy this summer. (I am always her mommy, but I am not a stay at home mom). The thought of having another child has started to float through my mind again. I don't think I am ready just yet to commit to that idea, but the idea of it is less anxiety filled!

This summer is jut another smll step in my simple, but significant journey on the road of parenthood.The lesson being (I think) about finding joy in the little things and treasuring the small moments you are gifted in life.

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