We spent the last week at my parents house. I haven't been writing for awhile and a lot has changed in the past few months. We have moved to Upstate New York, in the country, finally! My dream, well part of my dream has come true. My husband got a job transfer with the company he works for, in the town where we have been wanting to live for the past 4 years. We are now only living 2.5 hrs from my family, which was one of my main reasons for moving. I really want Darwin to know his family. He enjoyed so much spending time with his Aunt and Grandparents last week and we didn't have to cry when we left because we are only a car ride away.
We celebrated a special Grandmother's Birthday last week and it was the first time I had been with my mom on her Birthday for 12 years. Crazy! We also went to a very nice family picnic. It was great getting to see Aunts and Uncles and Cousins that I hadn't seen for a long time.
Now we are back home at our barn apartment on the hill. It is so beautfiul here. I will share pictures on another day.
Darwin, You are 18 months old now. You are growing up so fast. You are becoming so skilled at many new things. I love you so much more and more everyday. I love that you are an independent, free spirit and I hope that never changes. Here is a list of what you do now. Love you, Mommy.
you can climb up and down the stairs/ you can walk up the slide/ you can go down the slide by yourself/ you have 16 teeth/ you have the most amazing smile and you light up a room with it/your very silly/ you like when mommy chases you around the room/you collect rocks/ you like playing in the dirt/ you love your aunt and uncle very much/ you love spending time with grandma and grandpa/ you like to climb on your Aunt and ride on her back/ you know how to turn the lights on and off/ you love your daddy soooo much/ you are still a terrible sleeper/ and not such a good eater (oh well)/ you love the park/you are so skinny none of your clothes will stay on/ your hair is still light/ you like to throw balls/ you laugh when you pet the horses nose/ you say bubbly, more , mama / you still love the water/ you take showers/ you like to sing twinkle, twinkle little star/ you run fast/ you laugh all the time/ you are very ticklish/ you still love cats/ you are very friendly/ you are very determined and can very strong-willed/ you are not easily redirected/ you make mommy laugh everyday/ you like to dump and pour/ you like helping me cook/ you still love your baby and blankie/ you are so sweet.
We love you so much Darwin Storm. Keep shining bright my star. Remember to follow your dreams and never let anyone change your mind.