It's been almost a year since I started watching Noah. It's been a fun, interesting year to say the least. I've been around babies before but you don't really get the full experience until you are with one everyday. Although Noah is just my nephew I've had the wonderful chance to watch him grow daily. Along with this experience I've had to grow and learn to. Going from a high school student with no responsibilities to a college student taking care of a baby part time was challenging. Me and Noah have had (and still have) days where I'm pretty sure I never wanna have children and am unsure if I can handle him while keeping my sanity. But those day come and go and the good days make me realize I can't get worked up too much. I have to breathe and figure out a way to make it okay.
Its also pretty difficult sitting at home most days and not having contact with adults for most of the day. So I had to start thinking of ways to change things up a bit, even if it means just leaving the house for an hour to go walk around a store. That little bit of time can change both mine and Noah's mood for the day. But also I have to be ready for something to go wrong or change because most of the time they do.
For example, yesterday Noah slept late so of course so did I. Waking up late made me feel grouchy and lazy, so I knew I had to do something to make us both feel awake and like we had accomplished something. I went to our "go to activity" and decided we'd go to the park and get some excersize. Half way through gettin us both ready I realized it was raining. Since we were almost ready I decided we couldn't just sit here and do nothing. So we improvised!
We bundled up and headed out in the rain. We ran to the store and got a special breakfast.
We walked around the store for a while, picked out what we wanted, had a conversation that I couldn't understand, and got hit on by a couple older women (Noah, not me). Then we came home and brought our breakfast to Noah's room.
We sat at his tiny table and had donuts, chocolate milk, and another conversation I still couldn't understand (While Bentley stared at our donuts. Insert heavy breathing).
After we finished we cleaned up and made a fort. Noah loved it for a second but then I was sitting alone in his toddler bed, under this blanket fort. We ended our fun by tearing down the fort, reading, and a nap.
The point is, the day didn't go as planned but we still made it special. When taking care of kiddos, which I'm sure a lot of you know, you can't do the same thing everyday of the week and expect to still be sane. Kids and circumstances change daily so you have to attack these changes with a positive attitude. Whether it's a little change (such as a rainy day) or a bigger problem (such as a sick child, etc) you have to just think of something on the spot and go with it.
Okay, enough rambling from me. Now enjoy these adorable pictures from our day + have a wonderful Friday! xo, Sky