Part 2 to Happy Birthday Mama (see Part 1)
Lunch at Nordies! Why do we love it there?
Well, the food of course, silly.
Yes, I said silly.
But we especially love the distractions getting to the cafe.. i.e. clothes, clothes, clothes, trinkets, and clocks??? Yes, this little gem will now go on Tatum’s dresser to remind her in Batgirl style WHAT TIME IT IS! Can I get an AMEN!?
Thanks, Mama for celebrating your birthday with you! We love you.
And it was! After I picked up Tot from school, we headed to Trader Joe’s to get some dinner to take to Sarah and her new baby Maximus. Sarah wanted it delivered between 1 and 2, so this was perfect. We had such a fun time seeing this bundle of 6lb energy. Well, he was sleeping, but it was still a treat to see Sarah so healthy and happy.
We had time to kill before dance class, so we headed to the library.
Tatum picked out some books.
Just a couple……
Ok, we’ll read ’em! She laughed and laughed, and I reminded her to keep her “forte” voice for outside.
OK, what’s next?
After dance class, we headed home and enjoyed our Coti time. He had so much fun, he did not want to leave her room.
So he didn’t. Goodnight TOT!
(note: she always goes to bed with a pile of books. Coti gets to listen tonight!)
It’s wonderful being Tatum’s mom for a zillion reasons. One of them is getting to watch her master a skill.
First, she just loves going to Sportball. I stand at the window and just ooh and aah.
Her little hands can really maneuver that ball!
This day it was St. Patrick’s day, so they took a photo and wore their hats/beards
Note: Tot is the only girl amongst 13 boys
Then we go to Open Gym at Scottsdale Gymnastics, and I continue to be amazed. She saw another little girl working those bars, and she was determined to do a flip. After about 10 tries, she did it! Then she did the same with hanging by her legs. I took a ton of videos just watching her persist with tenacity. Then, she’d go around and find mommies to watch. “Watch this!” I’d tell Tatum that they had to watch their own kids, but she didn’t care. She needed an audience!
When it’s all over, we celebrate with her pouncing on top of ……
I’m so proud of her tenacity and her will to learn. LOVE YOU SO MUCH!