To give you an idea of my weekday schedule: My daughter wakes me up shortly before 6:45 when she has to leave for work. She doesn’t return until, on a good day, 5:30. So it is darling Isabella and me for approximately ten plus hours. Blessedly, Himself’s profession (real estate) allows his hours to be flexible and he is a big help.
We may go to the Cafe for breakfast or to visit Great Grandma and Great Grandpa. We may stay home all day. Whatever we do, Bells keeps busy.
Isabella is a very active little girl. She walks up and down the living room/dining room all day long looking for things to get into. Just when I think I have everything out of her reach she still finds a way. She now knows to stand on a pillow or a little chair to get what she wants.
This morning I was using the pc which is next to a window in the living room. Bells was feeling needy and wanted to be on my lap. Well, she wanted to look out the window and look at the television. Window to the right. TV to the left. What proceeded was a baby dance wiggle to be able to do both at the same time. She climbed up my stomach to my chest and back and, finally, found a position that allowed her to do as she wished.
With this little one trying to give up her afternoon nap, I fall exhausted into my bed every weeknight. Still, every day I laugh. I laugh at all of her antics. I laugh at her laughing. I laugh at her delight in new things or at her crush on one of the Backyardigans. Isabella has filled a hole in our lives and given us joy.
I am so thankful for this healthy, active child. God knew just what this family needed. Isabella.
Our home is warm, our bellies are full and we have clothing on our backs. What else do we need? We want for nothing. We are blessed. Thanks be to Him. gail