Monday, June 2, 2008

Last days in FL

We are about ready to hit the road back to SC so we are thoroughly enjoying this last bit of time in FL.  Some of our latest excitement - Lucy's umbilical cord fell off!  Check out her cute little belly button.
Other good news...Joey and I had our first "date night" as parents.  There are few people that I would leave my one week child with but my friend Kimberly (experienced mommy of 3) is probably better at taking care of Lucy than I am.  Joey and I went out to see the new Narnia flick - not as good as the first one, in my opinion, but still definitely worth watching.  Of course I love all the Narnia stories and the brilliant way CS Lewis weaves in spiritual truth.  After the movie we went out to dinner and conducted a self-evaluation of our performance as parents thus far...we think we're doing a darn good job : )  
As we were driving home I realized that although I missed Lucy (I know...I was only gone for a few hours), it is so good for me as a mother to have time for myself and with my husband.  I have to make sure I step away from diaper changing and cleaning spit-up in order to surround myself with things (besides Lucy) that inspire and encourage me (like the magical adventures of Peter, Susan, Ed, and Lucy...yes - that had a little bit to do with her name : ) so that I don't lose sight of the bigger picture of our lives.  It is fun to see how everything I experience now I somehow relate back to her and my hopes and dreams for her life.  Anyway...I need a I better stop rambling...