April 22, 2018 | When D mentioned there was going to be a special event at the zoo for EV owners, I was a little skeptical. But, in the name of “enjoying all the days I can as a family of three” I agreed to attend! They were opening early this Sunday morning, with a free brunch and pass for entry/train/tram…perfect! Until the forecast said RAIN. I have a need to sit down a LOT these days, and having wet-benches/rocks for seating wasn’t ideal. But we managed to get around ok and D took the lead to make sure that E got to do all that she wanted! I’m glad we went, and the sun did eventually peek out onto our day which was really nice. I think E just remembers that we had to stop at Target for a rain jacket…of course this year I didn’t get her one because we’ve never really used the ones I bought past seasons! But this one is awesome, and can be used by little bro/sis when they wear a 4T. Oh, and she’ll talk about the puddles…forever. She walked through each and every one that we passed, thanks to her rain boots… 🙂
April 16, 2018 | After numerous reschedules hoping for the flowering trees, I finally decided that no matter what we were going to take them on this day. The location has special meaning, because it was where I spent a lot of time after our loss a year+ ago. I thought that it would bring everything full-circle to capture this pregnancy in the same physical place that brought so much heartache before. But it still worked…even though the trees weren’t flowering, a nearby tree was, and it was a lovely sunny-day for photos. I love them…and this lovely life we have created.
April 11, 2018 | Thanks to a photo-workshop on the ACTUAL day, I asked D if we could celebrate a day early with a dinner out. He chose BBQ, and we agreed that I would pick-up E and meet him there. I remembered that it was PJ-day at preschool that day, and brought a change of clothes…but did E want them? NOPE! I didn’t have the energy to battle her on that — so I brushed her crazy hair, ran her to pick balloons and a cupcake, and walked into the restaurant exhausted. Ha! Around 34-weeks pregnant makes errands seem like running a 5K! But one of the gifts was a book she wrote about all the things she loves to do with her Daddy. The library, charging his car, etc…it’s adorable!
April 8, 2018 | E has always loved books — we always read three before naps/bedtime (naps have been long-gone though), and then she sneaks some into the day here and there too. I saw a friend post that her daughter had “written” a book, and thought that E would probably love to do that too! So a piece of construction paper, folded/stapled to some white printer paper, and E had 3 books to draw photos/create a story! She did even better than I thought she would, and asks for us to spell stuff so the words are written correctly. It’s so awesome to see her mind just GROW so quickly! And then, it SNOWED LIKE CRAZY…because, the weather…