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Monday, February 7, 2011

melt my heart

this is by far my favorite conversation of the week....
Earlier today, I was working on a blog post for Emma's birthday and I had tears running down my face. Madeline asked why I was crying and I told her that sometimes I get sad because I just wish my girls could stay little. A little while later, she came up to me and said, "Do you know that if you don't blow out the candles on your birthday cake then you don't turn that age and don't get any bigger? So I'm never gonna blow my candles out again and I'll stay little!" Big. Huge. Hug. A few minutes after that, she comes back to me and says, "Mom, on your birthdays can you not blow out the candles either? Cause if I'm always gonna be a little girl then I need you to stay a mommy. Otherwise, I'll just have three grandmas." Not only do I love how her little mind works, but I love the sweetness of this girl. She kills me.

p.s. earlier today, this same little girl left the playroom, ran across the house just to give me a kiss and then ran back to continue playing. please, please, NEVER GROW UP.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

62. a full night's sleep

63. consuming tons of cake on a saturday (and having cake-worthy events to attend!)
64. making valentines with madeline
65. when claire tells me "'I'm so proud of you"
66. selling cookies with my girl scout :)
67. cilantro
68. tanning (and feeling heat on my body for the first time in months!)
69. an hour alone in target
70. j crew's extra 40% off sale
71. my inlaws living a mile away
72. God's provision for my every need
73. spur of the moment date nights with my hubby (courtesy of rach)
74. whole foods!!
75. pushing myself to the limit on the treadmill
76. swimming laps then sitting in the hot tub
77. having sore muscles for the first time in months
78. distressed boyfriend jeans
79. gelato

big girl bed!!!!

We finally moved Claire to her big girl bed. After months of her waking up cold and uncomfortable several times a night (and me getting no sleep feeling like I still had a newborn), we finally pulled the plug and took the crib away. She was a little resistant at first, awake and screaming at 1 am the first night, begging for her crib, but she soon fell back asleep and has been sleeping like a champ ever since! The sweetest part is when I can overhear her and Madeline talking and playing with each other when they wake up in the morning. This week has been the first time since we moved that I have slept through the night. I am so much more rested and so much less grumpy when the morning hits :) I can't believe that it was this easy or that it took me this long to ditch the crib....but Claire is in no hurry to be a big girl and I am in no hurry for my baby to grow up. I know it's inevitable, but I plan on delaying it as long as possible! Now we're gearing up to start potty training....eventually!! ;)