I can tell the past week (can you believe Miss Madelyn is one week old already?!) has been rough on Isabella. And rough may be an understatement.
I feel like her whole world was shook upside down when we came home with her baby sister. She went from being my only one to being one of two. She's done a lot better with Madelyn the past couple of days--lots of hugs, kisses and very protective. Big sigh of relief from Leo and me.
So with all of this weighing heavily on my mind I told Leo that Isabella needed a day...her own day where we go somewhere fun, special and all for her.
Where did we take her?
To the BEST indoor bounce/jumping place ever--Kangarooz! It recently opened up (almost next door to our soon to be open Target!!) here where we live.
At first she was a little reluctent to do any jumping. She watched a little boy that was in the toddler area and then before we knew it? She was a jumping, bouncing, extremely happy little girl!
I haven't seen her this happy for what seems like so long. She was playing with the other toddlers and oozing with smiles and sweaty toddler bouncing.
She then decided that the little toddler area was just way too small--so she took Leo and Ashley (Leo's daughter) over to the older area! I sat with Madelyn but when they returned I could see the happiness smiling in her eyes. Leo told me that she was doing everything on the big side--climbing, crawling, bouncing--you name it. Ashley had to come to her rescue a couple of times when she couldn't figure out how to get through different parts, but even then there were no tears, just smiles and happiness.
When we left she didn't cry, didn't scream--and this is a big accomplishment for her--and she kept telling me "happy!". And this is all with her missing her naptime today.
I'm so happy that she had such a great time. I really think that today being Isabella's day was what we all needed. I love that little girl more than anything and when she's happy? I'm happy. *sigh*
I love my life.