I had planned on a "post a day" with me being on Fall Break and all-
(Sorry, I didn't mean to say those nasty words "Fall Break" in front of some of you. I know it is a touchy subject.
I won't go into detail how I haven't had to set an alarm to wake up for the last week OR how I haven't had a bedtime. I will also not talk about how I did not have to bring anything home for a week NOR will I mention that I have not attended any meetings in over a week. I promise I won't mention any of that. I will, however, talk about a lonely squirrel on the playground and a 5:30am wake up call....ALL BY MYSELF!!!)
I had many plans to do many things...
...but we had some sad family news and it was time for family to be together.
It made me feel so grateful for my loving family and my close friends.
We banded together like you do when your family needs you. If the Mr., the Littles, or anyone from the Squirrel family happens to stop by and read this post- I love you.
We also had good news.
Chickadee turned the big 16 this week-
I know what your thinking
"How can someone as young and beautiful as Squirrels have a 16 year old - especially when she doesn't look a day over 21 herself???"
What?!?!? That is what you were thinking, right?
There she is at 5 and again today at 16. She was a princess then and still is...
She was a holy terror!!
OMG, I can't pretend ANYMORE!!
Sorry, Chickadee- but you were an AWFUL toddler- you are SO lucky that Mommy Squirrel did not have a blog back then-
Everyone always talked about how cute and sweet she was-
What a load of &%#@!
Luckily for everyone involved she grew out of it-
for the most part.
The MR and I like to refer to her as the "test child". We figured out all the parts that were our mistakes, and the parts that were just plain B.A.D. on hers.
She was what we new mommies like to call "Advanced"-
- back then the "advanced" just meant that she hit the "terrible twos" at about 18 months!!
While family was together this past week, we all reminisced about all the times they pretended to be sick or busy so that she wouldn't come over. We all talked about the things she had broken, either by accident or on purpose. We laughed about how picky she was when it came time to eat. We giggled at how tender headed she was and how she didn't want ANYONE to touch her hair!! Oh, those good times!
Then seasons changed
Birthdays came and went-
Chickadee grew and grew
(Really we are eye to eye now)
And now everything that seemed like it was hard at the time has become either a lesson learned or
a precious memory
|Mommy loves you, Little Squirrel!!|
Only a few days left of my break-
things to do-
finish my review of a LakeShore Phonics center
Report Card Comments
Finish my Creative Writing Packet
Finish going through the Littles' closets...ha ha
Check this out
I took this coat out to give to a neighbor because it doesn't fit the Littlest Little anymore...
My plan is to see you all again tomorrow evening- but we know what can happen to plans-
Have a Fabulous Friday!!!