Saturday, July 30, 2011

Just Not Ready!

It's so hard to believe that in less than 2 weeks, I'll be back at work, and Hanna will be returning to Nat's every day! Just thinking about it last night brought tears to my eyes. I know, I need to just get over it, and deal with it, but I am just not quite ready yet! I feel like I haven't had enough time with my sweet girl.  I'll never have enough time! I do understand that most parents would LOVE to have a few weeks off with their little ones, much less 2 months, but hey---it's a perk of being a teacher! I'm going to miss the morning snuggles, sweet kisses, pajama days, and just the love that she shows me throughout the day! I'm even going to miss the temper tantrums that I'm beginning the see, the picking up of blocks that I do at least 15 times a day, and the sound of Yo Gabba Gabba that is constantly playing on the TV in the background!
I am extremely blessed though to know how happy Hanna is at Nat's each day! She has been going there once a week throughout most of the summer, and it just makes me smile to see her reach out to Nat when I get there to drop her off. Her big grin just says it all!! Hanna has made some of the bestest friends there, and she just lights up whenever she sees them. Nat has become so special to us over the past year, and I can't thank her enough for the care and love to shows my sweet girl each and every day!
So, for the next 2 weeks, I'm going to spend as much time as I can with my angel. I'm going to try not to worry about the laundry that needs to be folded, the dishes that need to be put away, and the other things that really don't matter. We are going to soak up each and every minute of the summer vacation that we've got left!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lions, Tigers, and Bears.....OH MY!

So far this summer, Hanna and I have made several trips to the zoo. The older she gets, the more fun it is to go! To watch her eyes light up when she sees an animal makes this mommy so happy.  Our first trip was with two of Hanna's best friends---Drew and Daegan. Kim and Morgan are two of my closest friends also, so we all had a great time walking around and visiting with each other.

Hanna and I then had a "Mommy-Daughter Day" at the zoo. We were supposed to meet our sweet friends, Amanda and Becca, but because of an emergency, they were unable to make it at the last minute. We decided to go anyway! I really enjoyed this time with my sweet girl and it was such a special day. She is growing up so fast, so I'm really trying to cherish these special times that we have together. I think her all time favorite animal was the gorilla! She was shaking because she was so excited. I just wish could've understood what she was saying to him.
She also LOVED the fish in the aquarium. She kept trying to grab them through the windows, and didn't understand why she couldn't get to them!
Trips like these are just one of the many reasons why I LOVE being home all summer! Boy, I'm going to miss this in a few weeks!!