A good kind of happy. All happy is good, right?
I'm happy because...
-I woke up to a text from my Canadian BFF, Lindsay, announcing the birth of her baby girl. She's one of those friends
-When I went to get Emeline from her room this morning she was actually semi-happy and cheery, and we are NOT morning people in this household. So much so that typically in the morning or after naptimes she wants me to leave her alone for more time so she can just keep waking up slowly. Which is hysterical and SO LIKE ME. But today she was full of cuddles and kisses for baby sister, and goofy, silly giggles galore.
-My sister came to babysit Emeline this morning for my Monday work meeting....which I went in for, only to find out it was canceled. It was my own fault for not having time to check my email this morning. You might say, "Why oh why would this make your happy list, Katie?" The answer is simple, because then we could leave for the pool sooner.
-We went to the pool with my sister, my sister in law and my nephews, and it was lovely. The water was divine. I felt weightless. My kid now swims independently (with floaties, duh), and she is a free-water-spirit, baby. Happy as a clam. It felt so nice on this hot day, and it made me and my sore, achey very pregnant body happy.
-Naptime. Naptime makes me so happy.
-I'm going out on a dinner date with one of my high school girlfriends tonight. The idea of a child-free dinner, with the ability to chat and catch up, and talk until we're blue in the face sounds absolutely like a slice of heaven on earth. Plus? I don't have to cook. So that's a bonus.
-Declan took Eme on a "Daddy/Eme Date" yesterday morning before church. They ate at Dunkin Donuts, just the two of them. Hearing Emeline talk about her "Daddy Date" as she's been calling it has melted me into a pile of happy mush the last day. It was obviously special to her and a trend that they'll continue. At this age it's easy to start up fun little things & special outings with just her Daddy. I love it.
|(stolen from my husband's instagram :) )|
-Emeline has busted out into song non-stop the last few days. Her current selections are: Row, Row, Row your Boat, Jesus Loves Me, Walk-around (a song from Church), Wheels on the bus, Twinkle Twinkle, and the ABC's. And it makes me smile.
-My husband got word today that he's able to start working his old (awesome! wonderful!) hours again at his new job!! We are so freaking stoked--we love having him home earlier. God is so good. This will ease our nighttime stress so much. I'm so thankful.
What's making you happy, today?