Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sweet little dandelion girl

Dear Maya,

We've had some trying times over the last week, but in the last couple of days your sweetness is winning out (so mommy decided to write this post now while the gettin's good--ha ha!). You've been testing boundaries about rules and listening to what you're told, but on the other hand you've been really loving, too. Mommy's absolute favorite is the new phrase you say before giving me great big hugs the last two mornings--"Mommy, I want you so much!" Swoon!

Mommy's energy level varies from day to day, hour to hour and even minute to minute as my belly gets rounder. I've tried to keep you busy but sometimes it just isn't possible. We did go to the park last week and to the library this morning, but most days we just hang out on our deck with your new sandbox and bubbles.

Mother's Day on Sunday was mostly a lovely day. Daddy had to do some work in the morning, but in the meantime you and mommy went for a walk and you picked flowers for me. Later we went out for a nice lunch and then did some shopping. It was so adorable to watch you cooing over baby clothes at the store while mommy was picking out a coming-home outfit for your new sister. Unfortunately you were not well behaved when we went to get groceries, but stopping for ice cream turned your mood around.

Mommy is so proud of how quickly you're picking up on the alphabet. You can write more than half your letters and have their sounds memorized, too. When we tell you which letters to write, you can make awesome cards for family and friends, now, like this beautiful Mother's Day collage daddy helped you with.


Well, mommy needs some rest. Love you!

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