I have been out of it this week. I ran all through the weekend so I don't feel too terrible about not hitting the park or gym at all this week. Yikes. I head out of town today and wanted to have some time to hang out with Georgia that wasn't rushed- which we did. I always hate leaving her even though I know she is going to have a blast with everyone while I'm away.
When we left this morning she asked me, "Mommy why did you want to leave me?"
Way to rip my heart out! "No Georgia!! I don't WANT to leave you...." and I dive into a HUGE explanation.
"Mom, I mean where are you going- I just wanted to be able to tell everyone where you went..."
Talk about mommy guilt. She could care less. (Not really, but seriously a weekend with grandparents and cousins IS pretty enticing!)
Other exciting events...She is FINALLY swinging on her own. This is a HUGE accomplishment. The same day she began to ride her bike without needing "a little push" as well. I was blown away. It may have been the fact I finally had our neighbor pump up her bike tires therefore making it easier for her to ride. But maybe not. ;)
And the big one- READING. yippee!!! I started reading to her last night before bedtime and on about the second page she said, "I'll read this page" Honestly- I was absolutely exhausted last night so I handed over the book expecting her to pick up a few words here and there and make up the rest from the pictures. So technically I wasn't paying super close attention to what she was doing until I realized she was actually sounding out the words and really reading! Holy moly! After she read two pages she turned to me with her face literally glowing, "Mommy!! I CAN do this! I will learn to read!!". So precious! We have a reading chart and she has been promised the new Girl of the Year doll if she can fill it with 5 stickers. This was the hardest book she has read to date and what I would consider to be a "real" book.
Now if we could only make it through a meal without me feeding her I think we will be set.
Okay- last thing I will leave you with...Georgia and I driving home Sunday night:
"Mom- look at that cute guy over there... I think he is looking at you."
"Ummm Georgia...that guy is a bum he wants me to give him money."
"Well.....he's still cute."
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