What a nice day I had today! It got off to a slow start with a morning filled with light recovery from a festive end of season soccer party yesterday. We had the entire team and their families for a late night filled with laughs, drinks, good times and a few fireworks.
The morning started with the girls giving me cards and crafts made at school, all very nice and thoughtful. They included cute things on “I love you because…” and little “helping hands” of items that I can cash in for help over the year. I think one of my favorites was the card from Madison which was a recordable card. I did not expect to hear he little voice telling me that she loved me as I opened it. I also got flowers and a gift card to the hair salon which will come in very handy this Wednesday when I once again will wash the gray away.
An extra special event of the day was Madison’s first attempt to ride her bike without training wheels. She prepared by putting on both knee and elbow pads explaining to me that she was nervous that she may fall. She headed outside with Frank as I went to grab some shoes. I put on some flip-flops and headed out the front door just in time to see my baby pedal by. I could not be more proud! The day wrapped up with Frank cooking dinner and the girls helping with the dishes. Not a bad day at all! I have come to realize that it is the little things that make life exciting. Seeing my daughter overcome her fear and conquer a training wheel free bike, a hand written card filled with love or those moments just holding my girls while watching a movie. These are the things that are important in life and I cherish every one!