Saturday, May 5, 2012
I wasn't looking forward to this day, since David is shooting a wedding. It seems like he's been doing a lot of extra work lately, such as managing the prom at his school, taking pictures at a middle school dance, etc. In the midst of all this, I've been feeling pretty awful. I had a stomach virus that took a couple of weeks to completely go away. I've been weak, so I thought today would be hard, taking care of Audrey all day by myself. Surprisingly, it's been a good, laid-back day. I hate to admit it, but I didn't even take her out of her pajamas today, and she slept in them tonight. Oh well. I'm not even sure what we did....just hung out, and she is such a goofball and a little angel all wrapped up in one. Exhibit A: She does this kind of goofy stuff on a daily basis. She's hilarious. Exhibit B: The sweet angel, who's become a lot more angelic since we started getting her to bed earlier. Yes, she definitely has her toddler moments, but she can charm you at the drop of a hat. She's started saying "I love you" a lot, to both me and David. It's such a wonderful thing to hear. And tonight, I had the privilege of putting her to bed. David usually does that, since he gets so little time with her during the day. They have two books they read before bed: On the Night You Were Born and It's Time to Sleep, My Love. At this point, Audrey can quote large portions of each book, so we're basically reading it together. I know them well, too, so we were just looking at each other tonight and smiling as we recited. They're beautiful books. David's always called her (and me) "my love", and the second book just reinforces that. So she'll refer to other people as "my love". I think her Papa Rick was a little taken aback when she said, "What are you doing, my love?" And recently, when David took her to the grocery store, she'd tell him what she wanted in the same way, such as, "Grapes, my love?" So I've been struck once again by the wonder of Audrey, and I wanted to write this post for the days that aren't so great. To remind me that she loves me, no matter how she's behaving.