Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Making the most of our time together

Yesterday morning, I said my goodbyes to Summer. She wanted to run from me so I would chase her so I played along and got a few more giggles and smiles out of her before I had to leave. I told her I could pack her up in my suitcase and at first she said no. But, then she said ok. I told her she would have to stay in there all week and she replied that she didn't think she would be able to breathe. :) So smart. Last night, she was building a hospital at Memaw's house. Then they played LPS dr. and she told my mom all the animals had to stay with her (Summer) until their mommies and daddies came to get them...which would be a long time. I guess she is living out her reality through her play time.

We had a great weekend, filled with fun activities together. She is really into doing "activities" now. We did several pages in a few of her workbooks - dot to dot and cutting lines. She is definitely becoming better at cutting with scissors. I also found a book in the free bins at McKays called "365 TV Free Activities to do with your child." She LOVES it. After the first activity, she couldn't get enough and wanted to do more, more, more. I am starting to think we might actually need to put her into a mother's day out program or something before kindergarten. I could always invest in more preschool type books and do them with her myself. The time we spend together is so precious that I hate to give it away to a stranger. Of course, a break might just do mommy good sometimes.

We got her two used games for the Wii: Alvin and the Chipmunks and Disney Princess Enchanted Journey. They both require you to use the nunchuck and the remote so it will take a while for her to get used to that since her hands are still rather small compared to the remotes. A few minutes into them both, I ended up playing for her. LOL I definitely like the chipmunks game better. Someone from church is going to let us borrow their Diego game which they say will be easier for her. Can't wait to see it.

For now, I am not having too big "Summertime" withdrawals. There were a few tears shed on my part before I left yesterday. We have been too busy here to really think about much other than getting through the treatments. So far, so good.

7 comments:

Susie said...

Praying for you all. Summer will have fun spending some time with Memaw.

Kristi J said...

I bet it is really difficult to be apart, but it sounds like Summer is in great hands so you can be secure in that.

I read the reviews on the LPS game after you mentioned it, and it sounds like a fun game too. Maybe for her next reward. :) I haven't seen the chipmunk one. I mentioned before my little one (4 1/2) loves that princess game, and she was able to pick it up within a few times playing so I bet Summer will have it down quickly. Oh, if you put in the secret code GASTON at the beginning of the game, it opens up the Belle world. Just an fyi. :)

Tell Memaw to hang on! She and Summer are going to have a great time!

Bridgett said...

She'll be fine, mommy. I know how hard it is to be without your babies though.

Glad things are going well...keep us updated.

Stephanie said...

I think she will have a wonderful time and it just might do you a little good for a few days :) I know it's not all in the way you would want it though. I'm praying for you and though I haven't been reading and keeping up with blogs lately your family has been in my thoughts often.

KK said...

It must be hard, bless your heart

Joe & Molly Burnam said...

Thinking of you.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I'm confused... What is going on? Did I miss something? I scanned the previous post, but I can't remember if something has happened. I hope everything is ok...