Friday, October 31, 2008

Only child

So, Gabriel and Mya are spending a long weekend at my parents house in VA. It was kind of a last minute deal, but this is the first time in three years that Nae and I have only had one child to take care of. Funny how, when you only have one child it seems like a lot, and it is a lot because going from none to one is a huge step. But, when you have three children and only have to take care of one for a few days it seems almost easy - my how our perspective has changed.

I was afraid that Alena would be totally lost today without the big brother and sister around, but oh how wrong I was. She has thoroughly enjoyed her only child status - pulling things out to play with that Gabe and Mya would never let her play with and following me around the house with constant baby chatter. We went outside after lunch and I couldn't resist snapping a few pictures.

She has the camera all figured out. So, she would go "pose" on the step and then hop right up and come sit by me and want to see herself on the screen. She was so quick it was hard for me to get a picture of her actually sitting.

1 comment:

Julie said...

I hope you enjoy this little break from the routine...and happy 30th birthday (how did that happen?)!