Anyway, I was so happy that it was just me and Alyssa again this morning. Not sure why I didn't send her to school actually, but anyway it was a beautiful day so I took her to a park we have never been to that I saw when I was running one day. She was so happy and so cute. If I could bottle that giggle I would. I would even mail it to all of you guys so you could hear it. Today I learned that Alyssa is a maniac on the big kid swings! She hangs her head and body back, she slides her
not so little tushy back, and she moves her legs like she's riding a bike.... all while swinging on the big kid swing. And she is only 2. Just turned 2 I might add. I sat on the swing next to her and did what she did. She thought it was so funny. And I couldn't stop laughing at her cute little laughs and dare devil ways. She went down all the slides at least 10 times and then had enough and walked back to the car. What a cutie!
I went home, assuming I was gonna put her down for a nap and get a little "me" time. But of course as I was opening the front door to my house my cell phone rang. It was Emily crying that her stomach hurt and she needed to come home. I picked her up from school and we came home and ate lunch together. We did a fun sheet from school together and checked out the attractions in Oregon (she has that state for her class's state fair). I realized that her stomach wasn't hurting she just needed a little attention. Poor girl... things have been pretty busy around here.
Later on I let Alyssa paint while Emily and Will played Mario. This little girl of mine LOVES to paint! It quickly turned into finger paint and a very giant mess! She was very proud of her painting though and loved showing it off.
We also played with pegs, which she loves! It was a good Mommy/Alyssa day.
I have been struggling lately with my 4 days away from my kids when I go to Miami for the half marathon. I never leave my kids and I am really gonna miss them. I feel sad that Alyssa won't understand why I am not here. The older kids will at least understand and know that I am coming back soon. I can just hear her little voice saying, "Mommy, Mommy." Oh man, I'm ending it here.... I'm starting to cry again.