I feel like every entry I wrote on this blog last February/winter was about how stir crazy we were and how much I wanted winter to be over…. This year has been pretty much full of that same overwhelming feeling but now that Lyla is a year older, I feel like there are more options for distraction and things to do. I have been taking her to a gymnastics studio open gym and we go to the library or Barnes and Noble to look at books and play with toys. At home we have been crafting away, making decorations for each holiday. I’m still looking for that balance of how much time I need to spend FULLY entertaining her and how much time to let her be on her own, playing or watching TV while I try to get stuff done around the house or for Miskabelle or this blog or other personal projects (as I type this, she is climbing on me and trying to put up my sweatshirt’s hood for me…she hates not having my full attention. It can be very trying at times to say the least….). I am still dying for it to be Spring/Summer, but I guess I can at least say I have learned to cope with long winter days spent with a toddler a little better.
Yesterday we took a family walk because it was over 40 degrees outside (pathetic!!). I took my camera along for fun. Noted things:
1. Lyla looks like a little bohemian ragamuffin and I love it. Hat is from the dollar section at Target and she is OBSESSED with it. 2. I love how she looks at her daddy. 3. Her daddy is so so handsome. 4. I am super awkward when it comes to getting my photo taken.