Thursday, October 22, 2009

yesterday

Yesterday we went to the library to have toddler time. We went once last year with Cheyenne and Hallie but it was kinda rough...Addi was only about 1 1/2 at the time and would rather run around than listen to anyone tell her anything. I quickly gave up.

A year later I realized just how much she really needs to learn how to be a big girl (sigh) and sit in a class, so off we went to the library. She loves the library on a regular basis, we go once a week to play with blocks and puzzles and get me a book to read while she watches Phineas and Ferb for the 8 millionth time (she still makes me sit by her the entire time...unless I tell her I have to go potty...then I sneak away to do laundry or something until she notices that it really does not take that long to pee and beckons me back). By the way, if your kids like P & F, you really should buy the music CD. Addi jams so hard in the backseat when we listen to it. I don't think she knows what "like a ninja of love repealing down from above" really means, but she sings it like she does.

Anyway, toddler time. We went last week and she loved it. She was still a little wander-ie, but good. Yesterday she was so crazy cute I could not handle it. She told me to sit in the chair and she went far away from me to sit on the carpet with the other kids.

I sat there watching my little girl learning about dinosaurs and interacting with the teacher like she was in real school. Crazy but my eyes quickly filled with tears thinking that she is getting so big. I know, what a wimp hu? But when did she get big on me? I had images of her as a 5 year old heading to Kindergarten, then as a 12 year old heading to 7th grade, then as a 15 year old entering high school. How did this happen, and why did she choose to wear that to her first day as a sophomore I thought.

Then she came over after it was over and asked for her binkie and my 2 year old came back to me again.

I guess everyone goes through this, but it was crazy to see her get so big right in front of me. Sigh.

7 comments:

Janika said...

she is getting so big! She is beautiful! We love Phineas and Ferb! I will have to get the cd.

Kate (and LaVon) said...

she is such a doll! Love that the binky brought you right back to "reality"!!

Laura said...

Sounds like little Addi is getting so big! I love taking the kids to the library but at the same time I hate and dread it. We try to go about every other week or so but it seems like right when we walk in Bailey's volume knob turns up as loud as it possibly can(or maybe everything seems louder in a library). Either way, everything Bailey does in there is magnified a million times! She cries at the top of her lungs when I tell her to stop pulling books off the shelves and talks to loud! I feel bad for those poor library workers that have to reshelf everything after we leave! Hope they don't dread us coming too!

Laura said...

ps want to get together and play sometime in November? when works for you?

Jennica said...

She's so cute and unfortunately they do grow up, which is why you need to have another one.
I love your new header picture,and I'm all over the Phineas and Ferb cd, those tunes get stuck in my head and are just so catchy! It's one of the only cartoons that both my boys agree on watching! Hope you get in your house soon and I'm excited to see all your choices of finishes!

Melissa said...

She is so cute! I LOVE your new family pic at the top of your blog! you need to post more! Also, I love Addi cheering at the game. She is going to be a little heartbreaker. :) Love her! Can't wait to see her Halloween costume.

I also have those 'flash-forward' moments when I can't even imagine Parker riding a bike for the first time, going to school, etc. Why do they have to grow up!!!?? Scary!

Cheyenne said...

It does go by WAY too fast! Just keep telling her she's your baby and maybe it will last longer....