Abby had a field trip at school on Wednesday. I went along to help chaperone. We went to Bonneybrook Farms. The bus driver got lost on the way out and it took quite awhile to get there. The three and four year olds started to get a bit restless. Once we got there they all had fun riding in the wagon, seeing the animals, picking out pumpkins and playing. One of the ponies bit a little boy in Abby's class. It left a mark! Abby and I painted out pumpkins last night when we got home. One-I am not very artistic. Two-I didn't buy the right paint for pumpkin painting. We had fun, nonetheless!
As I have already posted, Abby is into Ninja Turtles. Her cousins, Austin and Brayden, had this costume and gave it to Abby the other day. Abby was sooooo excited. She didn't want to take it off. What happened to my little princess? :)
The other night I asked Abby to pick up her room before going to bed. Normally this request is followed by Abby saying something like, "can you help me" or "I can't do it by myself." Well, this night she began cleaning her room without any protest or requests for help. I was watching her clean up and she actually did a VERY good job. She had to find a spot for each of her dinosaurs and small polly pocket dolls. She kept saying, "hmm, where should this go? I have to find the perfect spot for it." She would put something away on her shelf, stand back to look at it, turn it a bit or move it over an inch and then say "There! Just perfect!" It was funny watching her being so careful to organize things just right. When she was finished she said, "I am so glad I can clean my room by myself. When I was three I would just cry."
I have been married to Leif for 8 years in July. I am the mother of two beautiful and amazing children, Abby and Luke. I am doing the best job I can while I figure out how to nurture/teach/entertain my children, work, keep up on housework and devote time to Leif. Some days it seems overwhelming and never ending BUT I love my family and my life. I wouldn't trade these days for anything! By the grace of God we make it through each day!