Maile loves the tricycle she got for Christmas.
She points out her favorite princess, "'Rella," on the bell she picked out herself ... but can't quite ring on her own just yet.
She says, "I sit? Abby sit? K." Abby would be Miss Abigail Bunny ...
She makes truck noises, while she reaches her little feet for the pedals she can just touch. If that picture didn't make you laugh, we need to talk ...
Sitting on her bike has become one of her favorite things to do. Is it just me, or does she look like a semi-toothless 6 year-old in this picture? She's not even two! Make it stop.
And one of Mama's favorites, too, because she'll actually pose for pictures on her little red Radio Flyer! Even if she's wearing PJs, has lost all her color, and has a swollen face. I'll take it! At least they're clean PJs.
This week hasn't been the best. Our cat has been trying to eat the darn bow on that trike. And Maile won't let me take it off. So you see, my hands are tied. Haha. Anyway ...
It was really hard for me to stay on top of things. Maile and I seem to finally be kicking a nasty bout of flu to the curb, but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. Okay, a lot overwhelmed.
A few things that helped me make it to Friday are ...
The smiles of that sweet baby girl. A combination of coughing from this terrible bug, and teething, gave her those adorable chipmunk cheeks (which she normally has, just on a slightly less extreme level) ... but she has the sweetest, most angelic spirit -- one that will not be dampened by anything!
Afternoon talks with Tim. When your husband is working 700 miles away, and you and your little kinda sorta feel like you might be dying, it's important to be able to talk things through. Say hello. I miss you. How convenient that you left a day before we got the plague. (Joking, joking ...) Nothing -- not even the flu -- lasts forever.
You! Although I haven't had the time or energy to put into much of anything this week, if you're new here, welcome! I'm so happy you're here. One of my favorite things about blogging is the amazing friends God has placed in my life. New and "old" blogging friends, I value each and every one of you more than you know.
I'm hoping to get outside and enjoy this beautiful Colorado sunshine this weekend, and make next week great. Hopefully you had a wonderful week, and if you didn't, I wish you the happiest of weekends!