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8.17.2007


Life has been crazy hectic here lately, thus the lack of posts here on the blog. Last weekend I had the MOPS retreat to attend which is when all the planning takes place for the upcoming semester. This is my first year as the Arts & Crafts Coordinator and I am excited and nervous. Excited about some fun project ideas that I have and nervous about the slim budget that I am allotted to "play with". That's probably where I'll need to get a little creative, I sure would be open to any and all frugal ideas regarding crafts that would be fun, simple and aesthetically pleasing to many!!! Really, I think that I'll be able to swing things, just hope that my critics aren't too harsh is all! The retreat was Friday and Saturday and held at a cabin up here, which meant the first time that Papa put Zoey down for the night rather than Mama...we prepared her and she did beautifully! So cool when you take the time to listen to your child and truly understand and appreciate their fears and feelings and then to see the day when you have to step away and have new experiences take place and have that child be confident and ready for that change...wow! Awesome not only for Zoey but for me as well! I really feel good about sticking with my gut feelings of staying with her and supporting her need of being close with me these beginning years. I really feel that her growing confidence now is because of that nurturing. She is such an amazing and cool little person! So proud!

Also this week Zoey and I were invited to and went to a princess birthday/tea party. The princess' all had a glorious time! To be fair there was one prince in attendance. All the kids made crowns, jewelry boxes (for their jewels) and had "tea" and cake. I got to hold a 3 month old during a large duration of the party as the mother was also the mother of Zoey's friend that was turning three so she was running around taking care of the three year olds most of the time. It was so fun to hold a little tiny babe again! You totally forget how little they are and how much they sleep! Zoey was very much in awe of the baby and kept wanting to pat it on the head and kept wanting it to wake up. She is such a little mama already, if she had a sister or brother I think she would be in heaven! So fun to see that interaction take place. One of my best friends just recently announced that she's expecting so maybe I have babies on the brain!) I also met a few new moms, which was nice as well.

We snuck some time in to do some hiking this week, really hoping that we can get some more of that in before school starts for Ethan. Though, my most favorite times spent outdoors is spent in the Fall before it gets really cold. LOVE it when it starts getting colder...it's getting cooler here already!!! We actually baked today and it was so nice to have the windows open with that warmth from the oven spreading it's way through the house. I totally am anticipating the change of seasons and ready to embrace it head on. Love pulling out those sweaters and sweatshirts, being able to snuggle and cozy up in blankets again...reading books and drinking tea. Football games, time with Zoey again, trips to the library. Yep, I'm ready!
It's amazing to me just how fast Ethan and I have been accepted into and feel a part of this community. I truly feel that we are in the hub of the stuff that's really happening here. I am so glad that we get to call this place home.

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twist said...

What city do you guys live in?

Aerque said...

Jen,
Ethan has to let me in on the skinny about the upcoming year. Which did he go with?

Molly said...

I've got babies on the brain too babe. Robin and Cherity. You can't help but start to think it. I've already got two though so.....

Who knows. I'm definitely waiting until I've made some connections here. Right now I'm pretty lonely. Not the best time to grow a babe. At least not for me.