I have found out that after having Ruthie it's the simple things that bring the most pleasure. It's wonderful to give her things I didn't have, but it brings more pleasure to me to give her the same things I had growing up. Some would say I am not exposing her to the world b/c we live in a rinky-dink town with no stoplight. It's so small. It's crazy. I live 5 minutes away from the house I grew up in. I adore watching her play in my mom & dad's house and enjoy the same things I did. I was able to take her on their 4-wheeler down in the bottoms and along the railroad tracks. I walked those tracks all the time growing up. We rode 4-wheelers in the bottoms and enjoyed the country life. It brings so much joy to my life to watch her grow and love the same things I do. She ADORES the 4-wheeler, so we are going to make it a weekly thing, probably on Saturdays.
Today we enjoyed the weather! We were outside quite a bit while I had kiddos today. After they all left, we sent Randall off to work and went for a walk, b/c Lord knows I need to walk and lose all this fat. We have to drive into town to go for a walk b/c we live on a dirt road. Ruthie loves to ride in the stroller, so we had to have pavement. My back was hurting (b/c I *thought* I could life something a month ago) and I told her it was time to go. She was really upset so I told her we'd go home and get her bike and head to the park. When we got there, I saw one of my high school friends, and she was there with her 3 kiddos. I had a nice time chatting with an ADULT, while Ruthie played with her kids. I was in desperate need of adult conversation. That's one of the downsides to staying at home with kiddos. We had a nice chat. We had to leave b/c Ruthie had to go potty (imagine that!), but it was time for baths and bed anyways. It made for a really nice evening.
She's out for the night, so I need to head to bed as well. I hope everyone had a good Monday!