Tuesday, December 16, 2008

That's My Girl!!


When Steve went to pick Samantha up from school yesterday, she was playing in the classroom with one of their ride-on toys. He watched as she went to climb on, slipped, and bumped her head on the handlebar. She cried for a moment, and went over to him for comfort, then he released her as she made her way back over to the toy. "Great", he thought..."she's going to go get back on! My girl doesn't give up!" He opened his mouth to say that to the teacher, when Samantha walked right up to the toy and gave it a good, swift KICK! Go, girrrrrrl!

We went to the DSANV holiday party on Saturday, for our 3rd year. This year was particularly special because Samantha wasn't walking last year, and because I know so many more people this year. There were so many families I wanted to have time to talk to, but was glad to speak to the ones I did. A few highlights were that Sammi's little friend, Matthew (Our Roads Traveled), is walking!!! It was so amazing to see him go! We were also so happy to see Bethany (Life with Bubba, Chicky & Nika) and her family and the amazing new addition to their family, Nika. We got to meet the Fergusons (Audrey & Stella's Playground - Megan, your girls are beautiful!), and were thrilled to see our new friends (and neighbors), the Lamjavs (The Lamjav Family) there with their gorgeous little girls. Samantha enjoyed dancing to the music and helping to play bongos, and, sadly, definitely gets her dancing skills from her mama. Let's hope time proves otherwise.

I have gone out and done things with friends on my own maybe three times in the last two and a half years, since Samantha was born. Lastnight Amy L. invited me over to her house with her friends to play Wii and enjoy the cookies baked as part of their cookie exchange. It wasn't until 8pm, so I didn't have to feel guilty about not getting to put Samantha to bed, and she only lives 4 blocks away, so there was no travel time involved. It was so nice to hang out with other women and have conversation in my down time--Amy's friends are really friendly and warm. And the cookies were amazing (Amy, I told you those cookies I brought home wouldn't go to Steve--actually, two of them didn't survive the 4 block journey home...) and I'd never played Wii before, let alone seen one up close. It was a heck of a workout, and a lot of fun--thanks for making me try it!

8 comments:

RobMonroe said...

The Wii is a great way to spend time with friends as much as it is anything else. I tried to have a Wii party on Sunday, but football was on so we just watched that and played with the toddlers. Good time regardless.

Megan said...

Thanks for posting the link to Amy L's blog. Now I can follow her, too!!

Renee said...

I am so glad you got some girl time and got to spend time with Amy! I recently started playing the Wii; it is a lot of fun.

That is too funny about Samantha kicking the ride-on toy.

Michelle said...

Go get 'em Sammi! That's too cute. Now that you are a Wii fan, you have to come over and play. Steve would probably get a kick out of the bowling:)

Carol N. said...

Well done, Sammi! (Loved that story).

I thought you were only friends in the blogosphere with all the bloggers you follow - isn't it great that it's in real life too!

Jeanette said...

Girl time is SOOOO important. I don't do it as much as I would like to. We bought a Wii for Christmas last year and we love it. I am planning a "Wine and Wii" with my girlfriends for after the new year. I loved the story of Samantha kicking the toy. I think I would have died laughing!

JaybirdNWA said...

Becca, that is good that you were able to get out. Our little ones can sure suck up all of our time and energy if we allow them to. So are you hooked on the Wii now? That is a tool that is used in Physical Therapy more and more to increase strength, balance and coordination.

Kim said...

That is so awesome that you get to see those families in person!

I must be missing out on the Wii thing. I've never seen one.