I'll warn you that this post is slightly random...just overflowing with love for my beautiful little girl and thought I'd share....
Do you ever have those moments where you just want to freeze time, holding the memory of that smile or gesture forever? The last few days have been packed full of such memories with Addison, for the first time causing me to realize that perhaps it will be hard to share my attention between her and another child (I know, perhaps I am just a bit slow to come to obvious conclusions)
-taking a short break in Dunkin' Donuts, splitting a blueberry muffin...watching my big girl sit up so straight, hold chunks of muffin in both hands and stuff it into her mouth between giggles and outright laughs aimed in my direction (inadvertently causing job security for whoever's in charge of sweeping the floor)
-recognizing that little miss Chubbs WILL NOT clap or wave on command...but she has started giving kisses on command (watch out little boys!) and once given her requested kiss, she laughs as if it is the most deliciously hilarious thing ever, filling the space around her with lighthearted love and simple happiness.
She has also begun exploring the house. She'll wander from room to room, doing her own little thing, pulling up to stand and taking some cruising steps, finding the baby in whatever reflective surface is there, coming back to find me to get a snack, and then off to explore again. Her favorite spot? Crawling to her room and shutting the door. Clearly, she needs her privacy. (-: (yes, I check on her every minute. But I love encouraging this independent streak in her.)
Tomorrow we have an eye appointment for Chubbs. Last eye appointment, the doctor told me that the crossing was an optical illusion. Really? What do YOU think? Should I take this pic in as proof as I
DEMAND ask very sweetly that she do SOMETHING?
Our house is torn apart with various projects right now (finally the nursery...YAY!)...but I'm taking a break to type out these random thoughts about Chubbs and checkup on the bloggy world...if a Klondike were to come walking my direction from the freezer, can't say I would say no to that either. Ahhh, Klondike break. (the best part is, Addison is asleep, so I get the WHOLE THING. That never happens anymore)
In conclusion, I'm over at Life as Mom today. Check out my post and show me some love if you get the chance. (yes, that post is much more coherent than this one)