Wednesday, August 5, 2009

She Needed a Day...Where it Was All About Her...

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.


great gma said...

So glad for you that you felt like taking little Bella to the "jumping place" today.. Sounds like it was just what she needed! It is hard for those "little" big sisters to take in all that is happening in their family, but just think before you know it they will be running around, playing together...( and maybe a little arguing) :-)
love you all, and sure wish we could see that little Madelyn.. Hard to wait.. Hope your folks don't have to wait too long.

Formerly Gracie said...

What a good momma, you are! I think it's great that you do something special just for her.

So far Avery's rebuffed all of my attempts to shower him with special attention. Of course, he's got grandparents still spoiling him rotten... I'll let you know how it goes once it's just us.

Congratulations again. Madelyn is so adorable!

Jennifer said...

You are a great mommy :) I will keep that in mine when Sean little brother comes! He will need a day like that :)

Anonymous said...

ooo good job Mom! I am sure the balance will be hard! I am glad Isabella had such a great day! The bounce house sounds like a lot of fun!

Summer said...

I have to echo what everyone else said - you are one great momma! It's great that you realized what Isabella needed, and I'm sure that will help all of you in the days to come. What a cute little family!

amanda said...

so proud of you mama!! both girls are so very lucky to have you for a mom!


Kristi said...

Awwww I'm so glad my girl B had a good day! She deserves it!

tell her the coug says "Hey B what up!!"

Anti-Supermom said...

Everyday will get better. I was a crying mess, thinking I completely ruined Henry's life with having a sibling.

It gets better - WAY better, promise.

Elaine A. said...

Ah, so sweet! I'm glad she had such a good time and even more happy that you got to see her excitement and elation. Sounds like a great day for all! : )

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Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Such a great mama! I'm so glad she had such a good time and it made you feel so much better too.

You are continuing to amaze me - you're blogging more than me, commenting more than me, and you have a one week old.

You're a rockstar!