Our First Outing
I'm trying really hard to grab a hold of that "relax" thing we discussed while visiting in Omaha, but after two years of not relaxing with her its not that easy. Today I am forced to try my hand at it. Ash will probably do just fine, but me...I'm not so sure. Just thinking about taking her in some where is causing my heart rate to go up and my breathing to become labored.
Allie is trying out a new tumbling gym this afternoon. Dave's schedule is full, Grandmas is out of town, and Nan has other obligations. This leaves me. I will be driving Allison and a friend to the new gym(30 miles) away and taking our sweet Ashley with me. The bag is packed, the stroller is loaded, her keds are on, and her "pony tail"(if you can call a tiny sprig of hair on top of her head a pony tail) is in place. We will be going inside. I have told myself over and over again that we WILL be going inside. I have gotten so used to sitting in the car with Ash while the other kids have activities, birthday parties, or practices. Dave and I even take turns going into restaurants with Blake and the Tarheels after a game. Sitting in the car to keep Ash safe is just what we have always done, but today I will break out of that habit and "relax" a little bit by sitting inside the gym while Allie tumbles. My fingers are crossed, I'm holding my breath, and I'm all prayed up. Lets see how it goes.
As soon as her class is out we will rush back to Longview to pick up Blake to take him to practice. This will be the last one before we head towards Steamboat Springs,CO and the National Tournament. We are so excited for them. Our Tarheels have worked so hard for this trip and we just want them to have a great time.
In two short days Dave and I will be the parents of a two year old(again). Life is so sweet and we are so blessed. Her party is going to be such a treat. We are looking forward to celebrating and fellowshiping with our entire families. I can't wait to share the pictures with you.
Well its time to load up and start this little outing. I'll let you know how it goes. Take care. Trish