Lizzy graduated her school 10 days ago!
CPC was where she started school, where she learned to be independent, outgoing
Her personality changed quite a lot during the last year a half, and I am loving this sweet, gentle, sensible, sometime shy, sometime silly girl even more
Last Sunday was Monday’s day. I didn’t realise it until Saturday so I didn’t have anything planned but started my usual Sunday group running. It was a nice way to start a day.
Although I wasn’t expecting gifts for myself, I did want to treat my mom who went back to Shanghai with some flowers. She’s best mom ever, the wisest women, and the loving and caring grandma for the girls. She got it as a surprise, which was super nice. Although we didn’t get to spend the day together, at least she smiled when she received the flower.
Me instead got some gifts from the girls, nicely wrapped
I am thankful to have two loving girls who show me love everyday through their demands, hugs, and their needs to be close to mom.
Tony didn’t prepare a gift, instead I demanded to go shopping together to get me one. We rarely go out alone for shopping so even the experience was nice. I liked a pair of shoes but they didn’t have my size. I was not disappointed though because I enjoyed the outing with my husband, that was enough gift for me.
oh well….. how my expectations have lowered over the years and wisdom.
Last Thursday was Lizzy’s trial day at her new school, where Sofia has been. Although Lizzy is pretty familiar with the place as she always go to drop Sofia in the morning. It was her second time being there by herself. I am so proud that she adjusted very well. Playing with the teacher came easy.
and then I accompanied her moving from station to station.
and she saw Sofia’s self portrait. A silly and happy girl. 🙂
Last Friday I decided to take a day off from work because I was a bit burned out and stressed. I wanted to distant myself from the issue before having to address it to remove the emotional part. This is something new that I’m discovering and learning to do.
So I spent the day at home with this little girl
I spent the morning organising documents.. I like to declutter and organise when I am stressed 😦
then decided to cut my hair
not as short as I wanted but good enough for a change
in the afternoon I went to Lizzy’s swimming class. the first time since she started. I’m sooooo proud that Lizzy can swim now! AMAZING what 2 months she can learn.
and I can see she’s super proud of herself too.
Saturday afternoon I took the girls for climbing. While Sofia climbed
Lizzy had a little picnic
Sunday started with our morning run, I ended up running a bit over 8 miles. It was an exhausting run because of the heat.
then we had friends over for pool and coffee. After a short nap, I took Sofia for her piano lesson. We arrive an hour earlier which was good for Sofia to go over the material
while I enjoyed this amazing story
it was quite an exhausting weekend physically but emotionally I felt more connected with my girls. They are so easy to be with these days… and filled me up with love.