Sunday, April 24, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
We took advantage of the little sun we had today by taking the kids out the park. We were determined to get Issy riding her bike today. A little progress was made, but it's definitely going to take a few more trips to the park before she decides she is ready.
She fell one time, and it's all it took for her to shut down.
She decided the battery powered toddler four wheeler was "less wabolly" and safer.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I wish I could remember everything about what I was like as a child. I see the way Issy is now, what she talks about, and how she thinks... and I wonder if my parents thought I was just as smart, as I believe my daughter to be. She knows what she likes, what she doesnt like and she is so confient. I admire that about her so much. I remember being 19 and holding her as an infant in my arms wondering how on earth we were going raise her. we were so young... It was so frigtening. Now that we look back at everything, I am able to realize that even though have, and still make so many mistakes, at some point we have done enough right that she has become this incredible girl. I see her, and my heart swells up with Joy. I am so proud of her. Last month she asked me if would take her to get her bangs cut. Her sudden request suprised me, but I told her that she would have to think about it for a month, and at the end of the month if she still wanted to get her bangs cut, then we would talk about it. The month came and went and if you know Issy, then you know she does not forget things easily. And she asked again. For some reason, I was still so hesitant to say yes. I know its not a big deal, hair is hair and it will grow back. It's the idea that, today it is hair, later is a belly ring etc. She is growing up so stinkin' fast. Its so sad. In case you are wondering...Yes...I did give in to the bangs. She was patient, and most importantly she did not throw a fit when I didnt give her an answer right away or told her to wait a month so we can talk about it again. I figured that a month for a seven year old kid is a long enouh time. If she didnt really want the bangs, she would have forgotten about it and she didnt. Plus, I knew that at the end of the day, she didnt have this unreasonable request. She is simply finding herself. My heart swells. I will post a good picture of her new hairstyle later on.