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Thursday, September 24, 2009

I Think We're Alone Now.

Now that H is fully in the swing of preschool and Cubbies at church, E and I have been able to have some much needed alone time.

For almost six hours a week, it's just her and I.

While our Tuesday and Thursday afternoons are mostly naptime, we do get little bits of one on one time, rocking or reading and talking in the pick up line and it is so nice. It is so different to have only a baby to attend to. I realize that when I had only H, when T and M were in school, I really had it easy.
On Wednesdays, now that H is in the Cubbies program (AWANA), we get about an hour. And even if we're running an errand or sitting at the coffee shop, it's just her and I. She has my one on one, undivided attention.

I'm sure it's pretty typical for a babe in a family like ours to be used to the shuffle, the hustle and bustle of life and she, much like H did as a baby, just goes with the flow. Sleeping in the car. Smiling in the stroller. And eating snacks helps too.

But there is still something about being able to focus, without side conversations from the other members of the small village. To be able to listen to her coo's, her sounds, her laugh. And to just look at her and smile without any other interruptions.

I'm loving our alone time.

Evelyn 9 1/2 months
But then again, who wouldn't with a girl like this?

4 Comments:

Blogger Rodman Life said...

I do not know?! I hope I can at least come and see her (and the rest of the small village) when I'm home around Thanksgiving!

September 24, 2009 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

Aww! Those pictures of you and E are adorable! Did you take them yourself? If so, you are great at that - I can never get it centered very well.

September 24, 2009 at 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I just adore these picture's of you and E. together..
Enjoy every precious moment with her.
Love You
Auntie Laurie

September 25, 2009 at 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Jes said...

Adorable pictures! Enjoy all of those afternoons!!

September 26, 2009 at 1:30 PM  

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