#93 is Collecting Leaves with Anya and Getting a Tour of Where She Plays
Today after school Anya and I walked around the neighborhood at her school and we collected leaves and she showed me all the places her and her classmates play. She showed me her bakeries, where they played music class, and much more. It was such a good moment to just take in my daughter’s imagination and her love for life.
Anya is so thoughtful and she shows it in so many little ways. As I was folding the laundry she was in the kitchen and I asked if she could grab me a bottle of water. I was wondering what was taking longer than normal, when I came back there was a tray with water and snacks. Talk about a happy momma!
Kids know if you are present when you are with them or if you are drifting off. Yesterday, Anya was off of school so I spent some time being 100% present with her. We made little cakes and cookies for her dolls and it was so nice to just enjoy the moment and not think about anything else.
Day #90 Volunteering for Anya’s Field Trip to the Farm
Anya and her classmates went to the farm on a field trip and I volunteered to drive a few of them in my car. We all had a ball. Funny thing was in the morning Anya said, “I may want to ride with my friends in the van.” Really! I thought, ok that’s cool. But, when I got there her teacher assigned Anya and 2 of her friends to ride in my car. Let’s just say we sang, ate popcorn, and they got honey sticks (a personal treat from me) well by the end they were saying it was the best field trip ever although it rained and was freezing! They even asked if they could ride with me every field trip and Anya agreed! Vindication is good. LOL. Afterward Anya tld me I was the best mom ever and that made my heart burst!
Anya had her party last Sunday with around 20 kids! It was so much fun and although it was a lot of work it made me happy because I know I’m creating good memories for her and hopefully a few for her friends. It was fun adding the small personal touches and enjoying an afternoon just being silly!
So, I’m behind in my 100 days of happiness, so bear with me. Life is crazy busy, but I’ll just post a few happy moments in the past week and then finish it up. In the midst of all the chaos it was nice to take time on Thursday to walk and just admire the beautiful changes in the season. This is a moment that left me smiling and breathing in the present.
#86 is Hearing My Name Mentioned on a Homemaker’s By Choice Podcast
If you followed my blog you know I adore Donna Otto! Well, after sending her an email with my name and where I was from she mentioned it on her podcast (along with others) That put the biggest smile on my face!
One of my goals is on it’s way to being complete! I am switching over from Blogger to WordPress in November! I can’t wait to see the clean new change! I’m using Blogelina because I want a smooth transition so I stay happy!