I can honestly say today was the best day I've had with Sadie since her brother passed away nearly six months ago. We snuggled, played. We enjoyed this unseasonably warm November weather all day long.
This morning we went for a long walk and ended up at one of the ponds in our neighborhood. Sadie sat down next to me along the edge of the water and we threw rocks and watched the ripples in the warm morning sun for almost an hour. Then we played at the park and I swear I pushed her in the swing for a good thirty minutes before she wanted off. We really enjoyed it.
She's getting so big too.
Over the weekend I decided that she was done with her binky (or a dee-dah as she calls it) and she has done surprisingly well. This is the same kid who screams bloody murder for it on a regular basis. As a reward, we bought her a fun flashlight just for bedtime.
And over the past few weeks I've felt strong enought to finally tackle potty training with her and be consistent. Today, she had on her underwear all afternoon and up until bedtime and didn't have any accidents! She went on the potty four times and came and told me each time she did.
I know it's all such little stuff, but it's the little stuff that makes me so proud and grateful that I am her mother.