Saturday, May 14, 2011
Living My Dream
I took a late night walk tonight, something Jie Jie and I love. I tucked her into the pram under a pile of quilts and she giggled and pointed at the moon as she drifted off the sleep and I got a bit of exercise. Tonight I went about 4 miles over an hour's time and it gave me a chance to reflect of the fact that I am living my dream and loving it! Motherhood is exactly as I'd imagined it would be. I've fit right in to this new phase of life with my daughter and the adjustments have been welcome and come naturally to me.
As I walked, I revelled in her giggles and my heart was bursting with joy in the knowledge that tonight my little girl fell asleep giggling and happy. I also marvelled that she fit into the pram and loved it. The last two walks we took, I used the seat part, but tonight it was windy and I wanted to make absolutely certain that she'd be warm. When I unbundled her afterward, she was very warm and next time I think I can leave off the bathrobe and gloves. But, honestly, not too many 7 year-olds fit into prams or even want to try them. I love that I have opportunities here and there to do the things I'd have done with her had she been my daughter during her infancy. It has been great for our bonding. Earlier today I even used the Ergo since she needed some "time-in" with mama during daycare hours when I had to work. It works like a charm every time!
Now on to today's entertainment: Photos!
This first photo going to be our standand Mother-Daughter pose since I can easily propped the camera up on the cat climber and set the time. Taken May 7, 2011 as we were all dolled up to go into San Francisco to the Yanni concert at the historic Warfield Theater.