Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I Love my Little Girl

With our new baby reminding me constantly these days that he's on the way, I've been trying to really savor my days with Ella. I know that he will create a new dynamic in our family and probably turn her world upside down a bit. I haven't been feeling well, but try to still be as active of a mom as I can. We'll be thrilled to have this new guy join us, but these days of just Ella and mom have been some of the sweetest of my life as well. Some nights I write in my journal and just stop for a moment to consider how much I adore my little girl. She has so much of Tim's temperment and she is truly the best of companions. I love watching her learn, benefiting from her hugs, holding her hand to walk up the stairs, splashing with her in the bath, sitting on the cold ground to draw "happy suns" with sidewalk chalk, reading books together, dancing and singing songs, going for walks, praying together, and on and on and on. The opportunity to be Ella's mother is one of the greatest gifts of my life.

Ella has been more interested in her baby doll lately, which seems especially sweet right now. She woke up from her nap the other day and insisted on feeding the baby. Here are a few pictures of her caring for her dolly.

This entirely random, but I have this easy pot pie recipe I love to make. The other night, it turned out so pretty, so I took a picture.


Rebecca said...

It really is a hard thing to say goodbye to all that one-on-one time! I remember truly mourning the loss of my Ruby! Then the new little blessing fills you up as well, and two is super fun.

Mert said...

OH MY GOSH! That looks SOOOOO good. I was just telling Brett last night that I wish I still had someone around to cook for me all the time. He said I wanted a mom to live with--want to come be my full time mom--especially since Peggy hasn't cooked like that in 15 years! ;)