Our first week is under our belt and we survived :) I won't lie and say it was easy because it wasn't. It's definitely hard being away from my baby all day, but she's getting adjusted to being at school and aside from drop-off, she loves it :) Work is work. It's not my dream job, but it pays. I will say that it is nice to use my brain in a different manner and not just talk about mommy stuff all day. We definitely both miss the old days of hanging out with our friends.
I know my posts have been lacking pictures lately, so here you go...
this is what Emma and William miss most... loving on each other (and yes, they do just do this randomly throughout their time together)
naughty girl in the sugar bowl
Henry, William and Emma
Emma taking her tractor driving very seriously
Riding the train (Jamie got stuck in the car)
Emma and her boys again... William, Emma and Henry
Today is my "official" last day as a stay at home mom. On Monday I return to the working world and Emma will spend her first day at daycare. I have so many mixed emotions about this.
I am excited about working again and the possibilities that I will be presented. And as shallow as it sounds, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited about the money... MONEY!!! It will be nice to have a little more cushion if something were to happen :)
I am excited about Emma getting to play with 9 kids who are her age and can teach her things that I can't. I know she's going to love it!
I'll say that the excited part is definitely the minority though.
I am really sad. Sad that I won't get to spend all day with my darling girl. Sad that I won't be the one to comfort her if she's scared or hurt. Sad that she's not really going to know what happened.
I'm also scared. Scared that I won't cut it in the working world... it's been so long since I've used my brain in that capacity. I'm scared of the germs that daycare holds... everyone in Emma's class has a snotty nose and it freaks me out. Scared that the other kids won't like Emma and they will pick on her. Scared that because she doesn't really speak that the teacher won't know what she needs. Scared that she'll miss me and have issues with the separation and turn into a mean, angry child instead of my dear sweet Emma :(
Sad that I won't be able to see this in the middle of the day...
Today Emma received a package from our friend Drea. Getting the mail is one of Emma's favorite activities and she was even more excited today when she was able to open up the mailbox AND open a package.
Emma's very first scarf!! Emma is so lucky to have crafty friends that make her beautiful things because I sure don't ;)
She was so excited about her gift that it was really hard to get a photo. Mostly she wanted to just run around and laugh because she was so happy.
We've had our first snow of the season, the first one that is sticking anyway (it snowed Thursday too)! The Rockies' game is cancelled so Jamie gets to stay home with us all day :)
Because of the icky weather we decided to do a little family baking, Emma loved helping and she also loved sticking her finger in the bowl. Every time I turned my back she would stick her little finger in the batter with a smirk on her face. She loved eating the dough, but the cookie wasn't a huge hit (though to be fair the batter came before lunch and the cookie after).