Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bittersweet

It's truly amazing how in one day with my little girl I can feel so much. Saturday was such a day. We started the day off by going to the farmer's market to buy peaches. We had picked some just a few nights before, but I canned most of them.

*The very pregnant and tolerant cat at the peach farm.*

Anyway, after the market Abigail had her first ballet class. It was really sweet seeing all these little girls in leotards...most of them doing their own thing. Abigal stood there for the first fifteen minutes watching everyone else. After that she decided she would try stuff. She did a few moves with her arms, and tried galloping and a spin even. Super cute. She was definately the youngest girl there, and seemed to do a little more than a few of the threes. So I felt really good. It was fun, it was cute, and she was smart enough to get it. When we got in the car she asked to do it again. :)
*Abigail pulling her skirt up around her chest...not wwhat she was supposed to be doing.*
*Abigail pulling on her hair...again now what she was supposed to be doing.*
*Attempting a ballet move with the teacher and other girls.*
*Doing the arm move that the teacher is.*
So last night we went on a picnic to a local park. We ate lots of fresh veggies from our garden, played on the playground, and feed the ducks. And it was that moment where we were reminded that our girly has some large motor skill issues. She would just rather not play on the playground because the steps are a lot of work, and trying to climb from level to level is impossible without help. So sure it looks like fun to slide down, but it's too hard to climb up to slide down. And as a parent it's just one of those moments where you feel sad. She loved feeding the ducks. And we swung from a really joyful morning to an afternoon where we were reminded that our two year old doesn't quite function the same as others her age. And it's fine, she will get there with time, but for now I guess we will stick to feeding the ducks.
*Feeding the ducks. *
I'll leave you with the video of Abigal attempting to gallop with her teacher. Miss Lisa said that she seemed to get the rythm of the music. We just thought it was great that she wasn't pulling her skirt all the way up anymore. :)

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2 comments:

  1. The video is so sweet. We had a wonderful time with you and Abigail.

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  2. i know what you mean, having so much fun and then realizing how different things are. i love how you guys still find happiness and joy in who she is.

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