After much talk, the gals from MOPS got together with a couple firearm instructors and spent a morning learning about hand guns, safety and shooting!! There were about a dozen guns to try, and countless rounds of ammo... So, needless to say, it was a fun morning.
I had never shot a gun, so I was a bit nervous at first, but in the end, it was not a big deal... but I also would not describe it has "fun". I mean, the whole day was fun, shooting with friends and all, but shooting is not something I would do regularly for fun.... I will stick with scrappin'. :)
So,I remember a while ago reading about or seeing a book called "Conversations with God". Now, I will be honest, I have not read it nor did I open it... but I remember thinking, that would be interesting... and wondering, what would I talk to Him about given the opportunity...
Then this week, I was hit by the amazing conversations I have with.... my toddler. Why hasn't anyone written this book? Conversations with Toddlers. I mean, it could be educational, humorous, foreign language, religious, self help.. this could be a best seller. just sayin.
Where has time gone? I know, it seems cliche, but really? Where does it go?
You see, this week my oldest turned 5. Yes, 5. OK, so for some that may not seem such a big deal, but to me that seems so strange. There is something about that number. 5. Not a baby, not a toddler. A little kid. It means the beginning of school (beyond, Preschool, that is).... Next year, she will be in kindergarten.
You know, so much has changed in these 5 years. 6 years ago, if you had asked me what I expected my life to look at in 2011, I am not sure what I would have said... but I know I would not have said that I would be a full time mom. I never expected to make the decision to stay home, but after having Allie, well... my world became a much different place. My values and priorities certainly changed... and I became a different person. Strange how a small 6 pound bundle (now a 40 pound 5 year old) can do that so quickly and effectively.
I have loved being home with her over the past 5 years. I have enjoyed watching her go from newborn, to toddler, to big sister, to little girl, and now to a girl. She has brought us so much laughter, joy and has taught me a great deal. It is always amazing to see the world through a child's eyes, and Allie is no exception. She brings light and love to us, and I am so thankful that God has brought her to our family.
Happy 5th Birthday Allison!! We love you very much!
I am a stay at home mom who has two beautiful girls that make me laugh and cry at the same time.. making each day and moment surprising and special. I share these moments with my husband who keeps me entertained and grounded as we enjoy each day.