Wednesday, June 5, 2013

It Cant get Any Better

I find myself thinking the above statement some days, while other days are pure chaos and I feel like I didn't do anything constructive.  Yesterday was a pretty great day and I wanted to document for those days when I feel crazy and overwhelmed or when my child seems less than perfect (which I'm sure will never happen.)

Yesterday, I woke up when I was supposed to and drank my coffee while I did my Quiet Time alone. No distractions. I got Adam up for work and then went to get my girl (7:30 am).  She's been quite the sleeper lately, but I try not to let her sleep past 7:30.  I fed C, then got ready for the day. We went outside to play with the dogs, then played in the floor in the living room while I ate breakfast and we waited on the sitter to get there. I left at 9 to head to the library my office with a downtown view.  I worked like mad until noon, when I went home for lunch for an hour.  Adam met me there and we talked and ate, then fed C. He left and I rocked C for a bit before putting her down for her nap.  I threw a load of clothes in the wash, then headed back to the library, where I sneak into the teen study lounge to work even though I am twenty something because I need a quiet place to make phone calls. the office. I worked hard until 4:30 then headed home.  My sweet angel was still sleeping, so I ate a snack, surfed the net for 15 mins, then woke her up.
(this was her face 5 seconds after she woke up from her nap.)

 I gave her her bottle outside in the sunshine, then we started on dinner.  C sat in the floor and played while we listened to music and I cooked.  Husband came home at 6 and we ate then all ran out for an errand.  We came home, gave C her last bottle and bath, read books, then put her to bed.  Husband went on a run while I forced myself voluntarily did my work out DVD in the living room. Last, A and I watched some Leno before falling asleep.

To anyone else reading- this would seem boring, uneventful, and downright awful.  But for me, it was the perfect day and how I will strive to have each weekday run.  I felt truly accomplished as a mom, wife, and employee, while also having some time for myself and most importantly spending time with Christ. 

I also want to remember these days with Caroline.  She is absolutely perfect.  She is happy, delightful, fun to be around, sweet, and cute.  She makes me SO happy.  It helps that she sleeps, eats, and is healthy.  I want to note all of these things so that on those days that she may be harder to love, I can know that it shall pass (God willing,) and that she really is my gift from God. 

I found myself thinking yesterday, that "It Can't get any better." I am mostly referring to the stage C is at right now, but also to where we are at this point in life...

1 comment:

  1. LOVE that bottom picture of you and Caroline. :-) Sweet baby & sweet mommy.