Last night Steve and I actually went out without Gabbie and stayed out until 11:00! We had a wedding to go to so we got a real babysitter who is a teacher from Gabbie's school. It was expensive, yet very nice to actually go out together and not have to worry about entertaining a two year old. Gabbie did great playing with the sitter and even went to bed for her like a big girl! This morning when she woke up she was calling her name from her room because she thought she would still be there. When I went in to her room I got a huge 'mommy' and she jumped up in my arms and gave me the biggest hug. She told us all about her night last night and from what I can tell she had a great time. I should say Gabbie has been home for over two years and this is the first time we have ever left her with a real sitter, so this was a big night for her and us! I am so glad it went well.
This morning we went to the park for an hour and then came home to get ready to go to Maw Maw's house for Mother's Day. We decided to let Gabbie skip her nap so we could head to my mom's early but Gabbie ended up falling asleep quickly in the car. She had such a good time at Maw Maw's as always.
All in all this Mother's Day was a nice day. Gabbie kept saying over and over again 'Happy Mother's Day' to me. It was really sweet and cute. I thought a lot about Gabbie's birth mom in Guatemala today. I am so blessed to be Gabbie's mommy and nothing makes me happier but part of me is so sad that her mom is missing out on spending time with this wonderful, amazing, child of ours. I only hope and pray somehow she has found happiness and will get to experience this joy one day.
Now for pictures.
Angela and Tyler - I have worked with Angela for 5 years now and she has become a really good friend of mine. Long story short, I actually missed the wedding because apparently 38 minutes isn't enough time to get from the entrance to Forest Park to the Jewel Box thanks to traffic and road closures. So while she was getting married I was sitting in my car tearing up that I was missing it. There was nothing I could do but the fact that I missed her wedding upsets me so much. Anyway, congratulations to them! They are a great couple and I couldn't be happier for them!
Gabbie at my mom's today. Daddy hung her upside down and Chloe was kissing her. She was laughing so hard.
Gabbie and Maw Maw