yesterday we learned whether zelda will be a big sister to a little sister or little brother. zach brought home balloons as a surprise to help reveal the gender. also the balloons were a good physical manifestation and reminder of zelda’s birth mom’s pregnancy since she’s not seeing the growing baby belly.
the balloons when presented were met with much excitement because of their color, but zelda said… Continue Reading →
this week zach has been gone to the slope for work, which left zelda and i to our own devices. even though i am the one who primarily shuttles her to and from school, we don’t get a lot of time to just hang out. this week we found ourselves with more time to just spend together with no other pressing obligations. we even took today off to spend the morning together, go to the dentist and then do swim and a special dinner date.
what has become apparent this week is that i really like zelda. you may say duh! but this is different than just the unconditional love and affection i have for her as her mom. i’m getting a glimpse of the person she is and will be and she’s a good kid. she’s personable, funny and a lot of fun. this week while challenging as a parent, was fun and it’s got me looking forward to a 10 day mama and zelda camping road trip we have planned for this summer.
zelda recently started swimming lessons two times per week. she calls it swimming school. she is learning to float on her back and how to hold her breath and go under the water. it’s slow going on both fronts, but she’s warming up to the ideas. after last night’s lesson she told me she might do better putting her head in the water if she had purple goggles. so today that’s my mission – find purple goggles before tomorrow night’s lesson.
probably the best part for her is each lesson ends with a twirl.