Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me

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Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me

By: Ainsley Earhart


The moment we met

I wrote down a list

Of all we would do

Of what not to miss.

 

We’d soar through the skies

On a super-fast plane

Speed past snowy hills

On a passenger train.

 

But on a trip to the park

You opened my eyes

Taught me life is a gift

Every day a surprise.

 

You spread your arms wide

Near a starling of blue

Leaping into the air

Head back, you flew.

 

You built mountains from sand

Played tag with a tree

Who would have guessed

You could teach me to see?

 

Squealing with joy

When you spotted a dog

Eyes smiling with wonder

At the croak of a frog.

 

You smelled every tulip

Gentle beauty so real

Who would have though

You could teach me to feel.

 

To slow down, take small steps

Make each moment last

The world is blue

If you’re spinning too fast.

 

The moment we met

I drew up a plan

To show you the world

To touch all you can.

 

Then you chased the wind

Whispered songs to the squirrels

Sitting still in the sun

Head bowed, soft curls.

 

Staring into the lake

You giggled with glee

Who could have known

You could teach me to be?

 

You danced in the puddles

When the rain pattered down

First we waltzed, then we sang

What a heavenly sound.

 

You counted the clouds

My heart pressed to your ear

Who would have known

You could teach me to hear?

 

To slow down, take small steps

Make each moment last

The would is a blue

If you’re spinning too fast.

 

The moment we met

I wrote down a list

Of all we would do

Of what not to miss.

 

But when you took my hand

My list fluttered away

For the world through your eyes

Shines brand-new every day.

 

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Waiting on Eleanor….

waiting 2Eleanor is already showing that she is VERY different than her sister. Addie surprised us all unexpectedly a month early and made sure her that all eyes stayed on her as we watched nurses and doctors show her special attention and around the clock care for the first eight days of her life! Addie came out with a BANG and we have been entertained by her spirited self for the past four years!

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Time will reveal Eleanor’s special character, however if her personality is anything like her time in the womb she will be much more laid back and reserved! I can feel her movements in my belly, but she is content to stay in one location and hang out much more than Addie ever did, and she seems much more content to stay in her safe place rather than explore life outside of the womb!

Sorry baby girl, but I am personally serving you an eviction notice via a pitocin drip on Thursday. We are all ready to meet you!

 

 

Summer Bucket List 2018: Blueberries, Blue Water, Movies, and MORE!

This weekend marks Addie’s last weekend as an only child! We are so excited to meet Eleanor, but we are also trying to soak up as much one on one time with this little girl as possible! Here’s just a bit of what we have been able to accomplish this week from the Summer 2018 Bucket List…and a few more bonus fun activities.

On the Summer 2018 Bucket List:

  1. Blueberry picking in Granny’s backyard (in PJs because…why not!?)june2018-9

 

2. Go to the Movies: We saw two movies in two days (Ferdinand with Granny Layne and Gigi and Incredibles with Daddy).

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Bonus Items:

  1. Addie got her ears pierced!!!!june2018-2

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2. Spa Night #2 (just because we can…)

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3. Saturday Family Day= Fun in the Sun Day at Home Day!

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Now, come on Baby Eleanor so we can meet you and have twice the fun!

Summer So Far… Tomatoes, Bananas, & Spa Nights

Tomorrow marks my last day at work before Summer break/ Maternity leave! With Ella sure to make her grand appearance soon, Addie and I have been napping each afternoon and then trying to make the most of our evenings with some Summer Bucket List items!

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Summer Bucket List 2018

1: Make-overs and Spa Night

-Addie loves to play dress up and we both love to get pampered! Look at all of of fun.

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2. Tomato Sandwiches

-We went to Polk’s Plus to get some fresh tomatoes and then made some sandwiches right on the spot!

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Bonus Item:

-My parents invited us to a Savannah Bananas Game. I am not sure if Addie actually watched any of the action on the field, but she had a lot of fun!

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Mommy Milestone: Pre-K Graduation

Parenthood is rough stuff. It is pretty much like ripping your heart out repeatedly…. How did Addie get big enough to graduate pre-k?!? Well, technically this was Pre-K 3, but I still can’t believe it. She will be coming to school with me for full day Pre-K next year. I worried about how she would make the transition to Pre-K 3 this year, but she did a great job. Her teachers really nurtured her inquisitive spirit and encouraged her to be herself. She made some great friends and really enjoyed learning this year alongside Ms. Michelle and Ms. Katie. Her award this school year was Star Student!

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Summer Bucket List: 2018 Edition

Welcome Summer!

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Do you know what I love about our Summer Bucket Lists? They are predictable, they are familiar, and they are fun! While I love experiencing all things novel and new, and I also love creating and keeping family traditions. This Summer will certainly be eventful as we welcome Eleanor home….here are just a few things that I hope we can accomplish as a family.

  1. Paint character rocks
  2. Pick blueberries
  3. Take newborn photos
  4. Go to Virginia
  5. Eat LOTS of fresh tomato and bacon sandwiches
  6. Swim lessons for Addie
  7. Create Year 9 Photobook
  8. Plan 2018 – 2019 Trips (Fall break, Christmas, Spring Break, & Summer)
  9. Paint pottery
  10. Tye dye
  11. Make stepping stones
  12. Go see a matinee
  13. Create a girl’s-only spa night
  14. Go to tea with Addie
  15. Make homemade pizza
  16. Celebrate 9 years of marriage
  17. Go new school clothes shopping with Addie
  18. Throw an End-of-Summer & Beginning-of-School Adventure Night
  19. Have a labor party to welcome Eleanor and get back to goal weight
  20. Light a sky lantern