I've heard there is an old adage that tells you to appreciate the bad days because it makes the good ones even sweeter. I had always believed it but today I lived it. Moo was up around 6:30 and the girls and I were dressed and out of the house by 7:30. We went to the park and played. We saw our little friend and his Mommy from yesterday. Maisie informed me that there were two of them swinging together. My heart soared.
We went on an adventure to Whole Foods around 9:30. Much to Moo's delight, there were plenty of cheese samples. We picked out fruit. We gathered snacks. We talked about colors. Bananas should be yellow and not green, after all.
We loaded our treats in the van and walked to REI. A purple bottle was spotted at Moo level and chosen as a swell companion. We tried out some shoes for her ever growing feet. Roo started to protest and we giggled our way back to the van.
At home, Roo napped. Moo and I played. We ate lunch together. She stole the goat cheese from my salad. (Again, be still my heart!) Around 12:30 we finished our puzzle and decided to start quiet time. Friends visited. We chatted. And chatted.
After nap (at 4:30!!) we played in the water. I cooked dinner. We all ate. Daddy tossed tomatoes in his mouth. Moo erupted in laughter. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat....
Mommy and Roo ran to the store. Daddy and Moo handled bath and bedtime. Mommy came home to humming dryer, a clean kitchen, and a sleeping Moo.
Thank you, God. I have learned my lesson and I appreciate today even more.