Monday, December 22, 2008
What Makes my Monday is thinking about some fun parts of our weekend. Saturday night I had some special alone time with Katie. We haven't been to church in quite awhile and before we went back for Christmas I wanted to go just the two of us. I wanted her to be reintroduced in a one-on-one setting instead of the circus that will be the entire family including Timmy and my in-laws. She tends to act up way more easily when going places with extra family members. It was very special to me because I love going to church and am excited at the idea of her going with me on a regular basis. She did fairly well other than some quiet gymnastics on the pew in front of us during communion prayer, silent tears when she didn't get to receive communion herself, oh and the time I was praying for strength and direction in parenting and turned to see her sitting on the seat with both feet/legs straight up in the air. But for a 3 1/2 year old, I was overall pleased with her behavior. As a reward, afterwards we went to a local lawn and garden center and got to visit with Santa, his elf and his reindeer. She loved getting to see Santa again..a very friendly Santa, who spoke with her for quite awhile. She even remembered to ask for a Dora watch, a car, and a baby doll.
My other favorite part of the weekend was how imaginatively Katie was playing yesterday. It makes my day for her to play with her toys and dolls happily instead of watching tv or playing on the computer. First, I caught her doing some holiday dancing with her dolls. I particularly love that she had them set up in chairs like a little audience and then that she took turns dancing with them just like her daddy was dancing with her and I was dancing with Timmy in the kitchen the other night (pretend you don't notice the butt picking).
And then after I was out doing some Christmas shopping I came home to this sight. She had set up a holiday tea party. Of course she needed Timmy's carseat and bouncy chair for extra seating as well. (I swear Katie and the cat use the car seat, stroller, and bouncy seat more than Timmy does.) Every baby/animal had their own cup and bowl full of play food - all brought up from the basement.
So, alone time with my girl, getting to church this weekend, and witnessing Katie's imaginitive play just Make My Monday. If you want to see what making other people's Monday's, head over to Twinfatuation.