Friday, February 15, 2008

Mother's Day Out

I just got back from taking Sofia to her first day of Mother's/Parent's Day Out at the church up the road from us. She sat in the stroller the whole way there, which is not like her lately. I asked her if she wanted to play with the babies once we got there and she promptly said, "no." I think she's going to be ok. There are 2 other girls just about her same age she was playing with when I left: Sophie and Ally. They were in "the kitchen" cooking. Sofia even gave me a cup of tea before I left! She must know my weakness. As I walked home a sadness swept over me that Sofia is getting to be such a big girl. I'm not going to see her until around 2:30. I know this is a good thing for her and me and a great opportunity to socialize with other kids her age. The tears have stopped for now. :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Seek cover! Babies! Hi.

We awoke to a tornado warning this morning. What quickly followed was hail, then a newscaster who stated that a tornado was spotted in the downtown area (about 1-2 miles from our house!) Sofia and I got to the basement and hung out long enough for me to fold a batch of laundry. When we came back up the tornado warning was over for our area and had moved on to haunt more northeastern counties/cities of Tennessee. The news mentioned about 30 people had died in Tennessee from the tornadoes.

After a storm-crazy morning in Chattanooga, the world is quiet. All I hear is Sofia's new noise machine. We got one to replace Greta's- which we grew to love. Oh... and every once in awhile I hear Sofia talking to her dolls, her "babies". A few moments ago I heard her shout "BABIES!" Then, calmly, "Hi." All is quiet again. Except for that wonderful rushing air sound. Life is beautiful.

Our camera is on the fritz again, so I'm not able to post new pictures right now. Working on that.