Being a Planner and being a Mother don't always seem to go hand in hand. No matter how many lists I make or daily schedules I write out - nothing seems to go the way I think it should. And that's okay.
Take today for instance:
Today was a free day so we left this morning to go walking on a new trail. It was such a pretty morning so I packed my camera and put Harper in a cute outfit so when we finished walking I could take her first outdoor pictures. The walk was great - I got in some good exercise but towards the end - Harper had HAD it. And every time I tried to stop and get her to let me take her picture she would scream her head off. So no go on the outdoor pictures. Note to self: Next time take pictures BEFORE the walk.
Then I thought we would come home, eat lunch, let Harper take an early nap and then go visit our friend Melissa before another friend was stopping by to visit and then cook dinner. Well - yesterday Harper took two naps totaling 5 hours. Today she wouldn't nap to save her life. Not one minute.
So we just learn to go with the flow. Sometimes things fall in place like yesterday when she slept a lot and I got so much done and today we just spent more time playing with dolls in the floor. And I loved every second of it.
And this is one of the reasons why I cherish every moment:
Harper eating today - in the last few days she has started doing this "fake laugh" constantly and it cracks me up. You should have seen her when I showed her this video of herself - she was REALLY fake laughing at herself. ha!