Thursday, January 24, 2008

Friends and Fun Times

We've established that Megan is extremely social. I think we are going to start trying to have a weekly playgroup. She thrives on the interaction, and to be totally honest, I thrive on
1. the distraction (for Megan - it's hard being a constant entertainer)
2. time with other moms who are going through the same things
3. just knowing I'm not in this alone... (more on that at the end of the blog)

Here are some of our fun times together today.
Megan greeting Will - she's learning to be a good hostess.
Will checking out a toy - I can't believe how much he's grown - what a big boy sitting all by himself.The most common sight of the day... Megan and Nate hightailing it somewhere. Who ever started crawling first was the leader, at least until the other one caught up. We saw a lot of this view...
And we never really knew if they were coming or going or just passing under the table (also known as the fort).
Back to that - "knowing I'm not in this alone"... You know I have to say, being a mom is a hard job! Hats off to all my mommy friends who work and do this. I don't know how you do (although I'm sure it's nice to have some adult time each day). I love Megan and I love watching her grow and change... but at times it's so overwhelming. Everyday I ask - am I doing everything possible to help her live up to the potential that God has given her. That's a huge task. Tonight as I was singing her a little lullaby, I was reminded. She is God's first and mine second. All I can do is be a good steward. He is the one that will guide each and every step she makes. I think I'm going to need to be reminded of that a lot over the next 40 years or so.


Sandy P said...

Sorry we missed the fun. Did you get my message with the school number? If you decide to check it out, talk to me. Technically, Megan and Macie would be in different classes (12-18 and 18-24), but I think I could get Jan to put them together. As long as there is room in the class Megan will be so close, I think we could get them in the same one. (I actually register Macie for 12-18 months before I realized she will be almost 20 months by then!)

Whitlamy said...

Sorry we missed out on the fun today. We're NOT having fun here. Bryce still is producing nasty diapers and had a fever of 101 today. Tomorrow, it will be a solid week of this. I'm probably going to call the Dr. again tomorrow to see if there's anything I should be doing as it's just hanging on. Anyway, it's good we didn't come. We'll catch one of the next ones.