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A day at the park

I decided to take Elsie to the park for the first time on Tuesday and we have gone every day since. She absolutely loves it. She watches the other kids play, she squeals while being pushed in the swing, she doesn't care too much for the slide...yet, and Lord help me if a dog should appear, she goes crazy every time and wants to go and pet it. It is so sweet to hear her say Dog,dog,dog,dog,dog,dog over and over until she gets to see it up close and hopefully pet it if it's friendly.
Yesterday she kept picking up sand in both fist and would then let it slowly drop out, mostly onto her head and down her back. So precious. Today, unfortunately, she wasn't as precious. I stopped at a different park on the way home from the market. I had frozen food products so I knew I would just let her get her wiggles out for a few minutes. I stayed for about 15 - 20 minutes and when I started walking towards the car to head home, she arched her back and started screaming. I thought she was hurt so I held her up and examined her, she calmed down and so I proceeded to walk towards the car and when I opened the door she freaked out again. Yup, you guessed it, she was throwing a full on fit over the fact that we were leaving. I couldn't believe it! I was trying not to laugh while taking a firm tone with her to settle down. Once I got her buckled in, I handed her a book and she settled down. My goodness I thought, am I in for it or what.

The cutest thing just happened... I was preparing dinner right now and I put an old Judds record (vinyl) on the record player. I peaked out from the kitchen into the living room to find Elsie rocking out. She was just bending her legs and bouncing all over the place. She caught sight of me and began dancing faster and screaming with excitement. I rememeber listening to that same album when I was young with my mom. We used to clean to that album. It made me smile and think of all the wonderful memories I get to make with Elsie.

2 comments:

jennifer said...

I love her little head! Can't wait to see her (both of you) very soon!!!Give her a squish for me.

shannon said...

Ooooo, she's got you right where she wants you! There's no hope. I should have told you not to have a little girl. :)