Its been so long , I'm not even sure where to start.
I'm not sure why I haven't felt like blogging lately. We are still settling in, unpacking, doing projects, and having lots of fun in our new town. I can't believe we are still unpacking at times....MY oh my how different it is to move with a child!
As I sit here, there is a family room with toys all over it, a kitchen that needs to be cleaned, a bathroom that needs to be cleaned and a yard/garden that desperately needs water. But besides watering the yard/garden, I don't do a whole lot of cleaning on the weekends. Weekends are meant for FUN, and cleaning is NOT fun! Plus, I think I deserve a break, too. I clean ALL week , ALL day long. (: I totally don't have qualms about having a messier than normal home on the weekend (: within reason, or course!
So, my tiny is asleep in my bed, which lately, she has started to come to at around 0630 in the morning, and Chris is still sleeping, too. I SO love early mornings alone. The peace and quiet. The by myself time. The coffee (:
Typically, I get up early, like 0530, get Chris's lunch together, do a quick clean up of things I might have missed the night before ( or if I went to bed early, a full cleanup of Isabela's mess), get Isabela's breakfast ready and prep her snacks for the day, coffee, quiet time with God, and attempt to exercise if I have time. I WISH I could get that exercise thrown in, but I'm not really a great morning exerciser. I actually enjoy it more in the evening, after a whole day with a toddler, the exercise is a great way to "get away."
SO, my mornings are quite busy, and I really relish that quiet time. Where I don't feel rushed or pressured, and I can just focus and energize myself for the coming day.
Isabela's day is filled with parks (early morning to escape the brutal heat), playgrounds, libraries, reading, dolls, princess dress up, cartoons ( OH, how I love/hate Barney!), and random silly, made-up games. We also are starting to learn the ABC's. Isabela knows all her colors, and can sort of count to three (:
One thing at a time....Learning MUST be fun, at her age!
My sisters and I all learned to read at a very young age. Angie and I were in 4th year, and I believe Aurelia was three.
SO, I'm excited to provide Isabela with a fun, learning environment, as she grows.
We are trying to create a schedule that works for us, especially since my hubs will soon be deploying. I won't say when, or where, but we are obviously not thrilled about it.
My heart is sad, because I will miss him intensely. I'm so blessed to have a husband who is such an amazing father. My heart is also sad, because Isabela, though still very attached to me, is starting to really attach to daddy.
Now, thats not to say she wasn't attached before! Its just that as she's getting older, her and her daddy are really starting to create this fun, loving relationship, that is all their own.
Although I am from this area ( hometown is an hour away), I don't have any close friends actually in this area. We have only been living in Shreveport for a two months....Thank GOd, for my dad and Even, who live an hour away!
SO, I am praying, and maybe you can pray with me, that I will meet a great group of women before Chris leaves.
So, I suppose thats it (: We are planning a fun weekend, enjoying our togetherness and not taking for granted one, single, solitary minute of it!