Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Random thoughts

The other day when I went to the grocery store, I was thinking about when I first started to take Elizabeth out with me. I had just had 3 weeks of someone taking care of me, and helping me and letting me rest whenever I needed to. When I was walking into the grocery store with E for the first time I kept thinking, "Oh, everyone is feeling so sorry for me right now because I have to haul this big carseat everywhere with me." I was then shocked to find that there was not someone there waiting to get my cart for me, I had to do it by myself. Well, for sure someone would be waiting to help my out to my car with my bags and the baby? Wrong, I did it by myself. On to the next grocery store for produce, and again I was disappointed that no one was waiting to help me.
Flash forward to now. I go to the 3 grocery stores every week and some how (yes it is a miracle) manage it all by myself. I am always pleasantly surprised when someone offers me their cart or takes mine so I don't have to sprint to the cart return and back to my baby, but I not longer expect it. I don't notice if anyone is looking at me, and have realized that absolutely no one, especially all the moms of 2+ in the store, is pitying me and my one easy as pie baby.
This along with something someone said on Sunday got me thinking about my capabilities. She said, "If we women didn't do what we do, who would?" Now I am not saying that my husband/men are incapable, or that he wouldn't clean the house or the bathroom. He is an amazing man and does so much for me. However, I realized that I do so many things because they have to be done. I do them by myself, because, yeah, my mom isn't there to hold my hand, and she shouldn't be. I have a lot of things that I don't like to do or don't want to do, but because I am a mother and wife and I am responsible for another human being, I just do what needs to get done.
I am beginning to feel a kinship with the pioneer women because, although my challenges are different, we all do what needs to be done to the best of our ability.

Monday, May 16, 2011

5 months and cute as ever.

Watch Me Grow- 5 Months

She is sooooo happy all the time.

Decided to wrestle the bunny. She was winning here.

Dad restored some order and made her smile again.

The bunny misbehaving.

Friends again.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happy Thursday

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Harvest Mulch...

We re did our flower beds and made some new grow boxes in the back of the house.  For some reason the previous homeower put sharp rocks in all the beds which was filling in with dirt and weeds were growing everywhere.  I got sick of it so I dug up the rocks, laid new fabric and put red mulch in.  I guess the red mulch is supposed to deter bugs also.  We'll see how that works.  Our neighbors told us our home no longer looks ownerless.  

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Her favorite new toy.

She loves the octopus and ball that hang from this toy, but most of all she loves her hands.
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