|I didn't follow my plan at all, but I did leave it on the fridge and write the actual totals each week.|
3. My child! She is a wild woman! And I love it. She is in to everything and that keeps me moving. She wants to touch and hold and inspect and taste everything. She has bypassed walking and is running/bounding/prancing all over the place. And she's fast! She climbs on anything that looks like it could be climbed. Sometimes she falls off and cries for a second and then she climbs back up once she's over it. The other day I was tickling her on the couch and she dove behind me and bumped her head on the arm. She cried and I hugged and when she was okay I noticed there was blood on her face. She had a little cut just above her eye! It freaked me out a little, but she was fine. And she didn't care. She skins her knees all the time and never even notices. She's too interested in whatever she was running towards (a leaf, the neighborhood cat, a wide open field). I love that she is rough and tumble. I love that it only takes her a second before she's over it. I only react if she does and then I scoop her up and hug her close and enjoy the 10 seconds of snuggle before she's off again.
|Hanging out on my parents' front porch.|
|On our front porch in her jeans!|
|Picking a pumpkin|
I will say it was LOVELY to sit next to Jason in Bible class and hold his hand and listen to a great lesson by Doug Smith. It has been a long time since I've just soaked up a lesson...in peace...without a wild monkey climbing over me. And while I loved it, I'm not going to do it if Eloise isn't ready to do it. I go to church to worship, but it is not my only opportunity to do so, and certainly not the only time that I do. I've had people make comments about my hovering outside the nursery to make sure she's okay... but I don't care. I'm the mama so I get to decide. And when my baby girl is ready, she will sit through and enjoy her Bible class and I will be happy to let her. And this Sunday was so fun and I was so proud of her!
|Eating goldfish (for the first time) in Bible class (for the first time).|
6. I think that's it. I guess this issue of Bits and Pieces should have been called the Eloise Edition. But for now I'll close with HOW ABOUT THIS FALL WEATHER!