Friday, April 22, 2011

Daddy's Girl!


Thank you for all the wonderful comments you left on my last post! You guys helped me so much...seriously! I was wavering in my decision, and then when I read what you had affirmed what I knew in my heart. I knew what I needed to do.

Today, I hand delivered our acceptance to the Developmental Kindergarten program. I was going to mail it, but the post office is twice the distance as the place the letter was I figured I would make sure it got there!

So, it's done. If things don't work out, we can always do a private Pre-K, or just go straight to Kindergarten. But for now, this is the plan. And I feel at peace with it. Really.

I was so heartened to hear that many of you have been through the same decision-making process...I am not alone. Yay!!!


So, after we dropped Paprika off at preschool, the rest of us headed to the beach. It was a perfect beach day!

Mr. Mustard has been working really crazy insane hours lately. Really. Today was the first time in a long while when we could really spend some time together. And I was so grateful for it.


Ginger has become quite the daddy's girl. When he is here, she is like...Mommy, who? She waits at the window for him to come home at night - her little nose pressed up against the glass.

I know people think it's crazy that my kids stay up so late every night (they go to bed at midnight...and wake up at 10 or 11 in the morning).

But seriously, Ginger and Paprika both live to have their daddy tuck them into bed at night. So that's how we make it happen! I know it's not everyone's reality...but it really does work for us at this point in our lives. Mostly. We never get to make those 10am playdates, but I think seeing their dad most nights and having some quality time with him before bed makes up for it.


Needless to say, Ginger was tickled to have a little one on one time with the both of us...especially her daddy!


We even managed to get a picture of the three of us. I think we posed like dorks...but don't pay attention to that!


The picture looks a little like Abbey Road. Kinda? What do you think?


Even though most of our stroll along the beach I felt like throwing up in a trash can, it was still so nice to get out in the fresh air. Ginger even let me hold her on my lap for a millisecond (she was trying to escape as this picture was being taken).


And then she was off! Thankfully, I wasn't the only one chasing her today! It makes all the difference in the world.



Lauren said...

You look so good (and happy)! Glad you got in some much needed Mr. Mustard time :)

Sheila said...

Love the pictures!!! I think it's a cute pose with the 3 of you. That shade of green on you is becoming for the wonder it represents ;)
So often your pictures stir memories for me.
My Daddy was a milkman when I was Ginger's age, remember those, of course you don't you are too young. Anyway, I kept milkman hours with my Daddy. That meant 2 breakfasts and I loved it judging by the pictures I've seen. I don't actually remember them on my own since I was younger than 3. Another reason to capture as much as you can for the kiddos. I do however remember waiting for him to come home from work kneeling on the back of the sofa with my face against the picture window glass. Nothing beat the feeling of being picked up when he walked through the door,sharing hugs and kisses with your Daddy. My kids use to grab onto my husbands legs and wrestle him to the floor, then climb all over him for kisses,hugs & tickles. There were 3 of them so it looked alot like Gulliver's Travels and the Lilliputans pinning him down.
I hope with all my heart that Paprika loves her DK class.

Lost in Space said...

Love the shot of Ginger with one leg forward and one behind.

Your beautiful beach pictures are telling me that I really need to make it your way for some beach time soon. (-;

Sarah said...

We do the same with our daughter too- my husband works nights so she stays up until he can take his lunch! Most people don't understand but it's OUR norm so I ignore the gasps! ;)