Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Holding on to 2

Chloe will be three in less than a month. I'm not sure why (maybe anxiety over a new dynamic with baby 2 or the fact that C will no longer be a 'toddler' but a preschooler) but this birthday is bothering me. I guess I should get used to it. It's going to be happening every year. Twice starting in 2014. It's bittersweet to watch your baby grow older and Mark and I (as parents of young kids) are just hitting the tip of the iceberg in regards to that concept. I can only imagine how difficult it is to watch your children drive off in a car the first time, go to college or get married. Thankfully, I have quite a few years before I need to worry about that emotional roller coaster.

Here is some Chloe randomness in honor of the fact that she's still two for a few more weeks.

This is the "nest" she built using pillows on our couch. She informed me that she was hatching an egg.

At bedtime last week, Chloe hollered to Mark that she was going to sleep on the floor. He told her, "no. go get in bed." When we went to do our final bedtime check before we retired, she was sound asleep on the floor. She wasn't joking about sleeping on the floor. ha. We moved her to her bed and she stayed there until morning.

Chloe went to take your kid to work day with Mark last Thursday. We ate snowcones...

played in the bubble bouncer...

and drove a firetruck! 

Chloe is pretty sure she would rather go to work with dad everyday than stay at home with mom and do laundry. I'm so glad Mark works for a company that values their employees and their families (as exemplified by the event they hosted for take your kids to work day). 

P.S. How much fun does that bubble bouncer look? I want one for my birthday party. 


  1. Kim, I can feel your joy and happines watching your first born child grow and ready to meet her sister soon. I am proud of you and Mark as the family grows in harmony. The picture of Chloe sleeping on the floor shows she is ready to help her baby in the new world. She looks like an angel in the clouds. God loves you and so do I.

  2. She is just to dang smart! I love her free spirit,

  3. oh i know this thought process too well - our girls are getting too big too fast. I want to hold onto this age forever (minus the tantrums) - but I guess we as mama's need to let go ... but lucky us, we get to do it all over again with the new ones on the way! :) I look forward to that. I am cracking up at her sleeping on the floor- too cute!!
    Are you putting Chloe in preschool in the fall? We are 99% sure we will be doing that with Julianna - we just looked at one place and checking out another on MOnday... then enrolling her in the next few weeks. I am nervous but at the same time, excited b/c she loves the idea of school and loves to learn! I visited the first preschool and I got teary eyed b/c the little kids were so cute and adorable! I could totally picture J there! :)

    1. Yes! I'm so excited to do this all over again! Well, everything but the diapers. ha.

      I really think Chloe would enjoy preschool. At the very least, I would like to see her at a mother's day out a couple of days a week. But since I stay at home for the time being, I'm not sure I can justify spending the money on preschool without the dual paycheck. Chloe loves going to Sunday school and talks about it all the time so I know she would love to be in a classroom setting with other kids her age. We'll see. I need to look around and see what our options are for preschool. I bet Julianna will have so much fun going to school. And, I bet you get a little misty eyed the first time you see her with a backpack headed out the door. awwww.

  4. aww chloe is such a doll. she looks like she really had super fun on the firetruck!


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