Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Mother's Day and a Girl on the Move

This Sunday was my first official mother's day.  It was a busy busy day however, as my father in law was getting married the next day and we were throwing a "rehearsal dinner" of sorts on Sunday night, I did not get to revel in the glory of being pampered on Mother's day.  I got a rain check for next weekend though.   My husband's mother sadly passed away in 2008.  My father in law moved in with us after her passing and has lived with us since.   He got to know one of my really great girlfriend's mother around the time V was born, and they got married this past Monday.  Hence why I'm late posting - quite an eventful weekend. 

So - mother's day, I did wake up early to nurse, but then went right back to sleep while E was on V duty.  When I woke up, I found the bottom card from V.

The top part is from school - it's what V came home with on Friday.  Not the greatest shot of her, but hey - a mother isn't partial.   The scribble on the bottom is V's signature.  She dictated the rest to Daddy.

As I noted earlier, V's been really walking with her walker.  It's her favorite thing to do and she bee-lines for the walker anytime she sees it.  Here's V making her walking debut for all the world Mommy to see.

I have to gush a bit. I just love this little girl of mine!  I don't care how bad of a day I'm having, seeing her and hanging out with her brightens my day and brings perspective every time.  She is truly the best thing to ever happen to me and I cannot - absolutely cannot imagine my life without her.  I love that I'm still nursing and even though it's been exhausting - both physically and mentally, and I am starting to wean, nursing is our special time together and it's irreplaceable.  She's so fun these days and shows her personality and has quite the rep at school.  She's known as an occasionally frequently strong willed, diva-like, but at all times loving little girl.  She's a woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to let it be known.   I LOVE YOU V!

Us and my father in law and now mother in law.  Welcome to the family K! 


  1. Great stuff sweetheart!! i love our little pumpkin! Sorry she's a spitting image of me - hopefully she'll grow out of it!

  2. She is quite the multi tasker! you can tell she's always thinking of what her next move will be. So adorable!!!

  3. She totally is Laura! Thanks!

    Oh - and btw - I have the same predicament as you do... And looking at V, I think she's going to have it too. I've said for years now that I'm losing "it" and will need a wig in the future. Pregnancy didn't help either.

  4. Great post! Love the videos and picture!! And btw, I have a blond wig V can borrow:))

  5. Thanks gypsy! I think I know what wig you're referring to. V's going to look smokin with a blonde afro! Or wait - You may have added to your blonde wig collection recently... V's going to luv it! ;)