Sunday, April 17, 2011

Life as a Family

Well, the past few months my husband and I have been nurturing this new life and learning to be parents.  Our daughter seems to have found her skin with us and has told us she does not want to move to any new homes.  That made me happy, but also broke my heart for her that she even had to think about such a thing.

Life is busy between MD appointments, Speech Therapy, Special Olympics Track practice, Karate, and soon to add swimming lessons. And with all of this we moved to the house next door to the one we have rented for the past two years.  I HATE MOVING...we often move due to my job, but someone else packs and moves us so it is not as bad.  This time however it was all on us and it about broke us...physically.  Our daughter is delighted with her new room.  She got to pick the colors and I got some great decals of flowers, butterfly, lady bugs, dragonflies and bees to put up on the walls.  We found a matching switch plate and yesterday we found these cute mushroom plaques with wall hooks attached.  It is really looking like a little girls room and she is so happy.  Daddy even put stars on her ceiling at her request...

The rest of the house is coming together slowly.

So, last night we decided to start a fire in our fire pit and roast hot dogs and marshmallows.  While we were waiting for the fire to get right my daughter and I played Snakes and Ladders, Mancala, and tic-tac-toe.  We did our hot dogs and at them and macaroni and cheese on the back patio.  We had music low, ate by candle light...the weather was was an awesome time...We then made smores and talked an played.

It was a lovely and peaceful evening that I will not soon forget.  Only thing missing as my husband pointed out was my parents.  It was the type of evening they would have truly enjoyed.  I sure wish they lived closer to enjoy our daughter with us.