Lately, my little girl has been growing up!!
Anyone who knows my little Selena, would call her a "mommy's girl." However, lately, the little miss has ventured out on her own a little bit more!
Last week, after Daddy had finished his final exam and final project, our little family felt such a burden lifted from our shoulders. We plunged into just enjoying each other last week!
One night last week, a tired and sick Mommy had dishes to clean up and lunch to make for Daddy. Daddy and Selena went for a walk in the neighborhood. Little Lena was proudly perched in his arms when they left, and a half hour later, when they returned -- was flushed with pride! She had played with the neighborhood girl and dogs, had gone to the playground, and had met others who stopped even in their cars to talk to her.
Lately, at church, I have been able to walk around and fellowship without my little sidekick. Daddy doesn't have her either! And yes, I do miss her, but I am so happy for her! Sometimes she is with Nanna, but usually her Auntie Nee has her, or maybe even Miss Sara! She was actually bouncing in my arms with pleasure when she saw Auntie Beka and Uncle Mark walking into church.
Saturday, she and Daddy went on their first date ... hopefully the first of many. They were shopping for Mother's Day, and they were gone a LONG time. I stood in my house, so happy for her and so proud that she is growing up ... but also missing her and wanting to see her gap toothed smile come through the door. I did get to talk to her on the phone while they were out, and while they were gone I ironed, baked a cake, got clothes ready for Sunday morning and packed and organized the diaper bag. I even had a cup o' tea and read some blogs. I can't remember the last time I have gotten so much accomplished in one sitting. She is currently pulling herself up on every piece of furniture in sight, and is cutting three teeth at once, so free time is a precious commodity.
When Lena and Daddy came home, her face was shining with happiness and so was her Daddy's. I hugged both of my loves. Inexpressible joy!