Hurricane Irene is really not causing any appreciable horrible weather conditions here. A humid cloudy day and now some rain.
That being said we had a most wonderful day together as a family. Had a lazy morning. I'd like to say that I got up and made a wonderful and nutritions breakfast from scratch bIut then I'd be lying. We had a fend for yourself morning and decided that on Bug's last day of summer vacation we'd do something besides watching movies all day. The weather wasn't bad so we went to Idlewild Amusement Park. Hubby really can't take riding the spinny rides, so I get to do them and he gets to push the stroller and keeps Baby Pie amused.
I love the drive over the mountain and through Ligonier. Pretty roads, lush woods and beautiful homes.
We even made plans for tomorrow. Church, of course. A trip to Staples to get school supplies, since school begins Monday. Bug gets to finish the book report that she needs to take to school on Monday. Of course we had all summer to get it done, but it's down to the last minute. I am not suprised.
I'm looking forward to having school start, so that Bug can have some socialization again, so she's out of my hair, so I can come and go more easily. But this is the first year since forever that I've not been home alone with the entire day to myself when she's at school. I feel a bit resentful about the fact that Baby Pie is home. I'll miss the help that Bug provides. I'm also missing my anticipated me time. Is it too soon to wish for Baby Pie to be in kindergarten? She's only 10 months old, so I suppose it is. What will I get accomplished during her two naptimes? The morning one is easy, the afternoon one falls right when Bug will be coming home from school. Will I put off putting her down, so she can greet the bus with me or put her down? If I let her stay up, will she even go down after Bug gets home because she'll be so excited to see her. I know I'm rambling. How in the world will we deal with homework? Last year it was pretty simple because as a newborn, she slept a lot and even last spring, she wasn't mobile and was happy just sitting by herself and playing. Now, however, she's into everything and it won't be too long til she's walking. I'm so not looking forward to that milestone.
I keep telling myself that God knew what he was doing by blessing us with Baby Pie. But it's hard. She's thrown a monkey wrench in all of our lives. I have a hard time slowing down and enjoying the little things all over again. Though I can't imagine not having her either. She's the second daughter we always dreamed of but never thought we'd have.