We took a quick little trip to Tennessee to see Brandon’s family over the weekend. Annabelle was showered with love and kisses from her great grandparents, great aunt and uncle, and Nana and Grandpa. Unfortunately, Annabelle has some sort of virus that showed up with a lovely fever, so we had to get up early Sunday morning to drive back home.
Brandon’s Mom had made us a dairy free ham and egg strata for breakfast, but since we had to leave so quickly, she packed it up so we could bake it when we got home. I cannot wait to make it myself and post the recipe for my dairy free friends because it was DELICIOUS. Annabelle kept stealing my fork and polishing off what was in my bowl. She can be so picky when it comes to new dishes, so the fact that she kept eating it speaks volumes (in other words it received Annabelle’s approval).
Whenever Annabelle is sick, she is super clingy. Last night it was really hard to cook dinner with a 24 lb toddler hanging off my shirt (and pulling down my pants), so I pulled out my Moby Wrap. I’ve not worn her in months since she is so tall and my back usually hurts from carrying her. She snuggled right up inside the wrap and for a few minutes I felt like she was a tiny baby again. There is nothing more precious than being able to feel your little one’s heart beat right against yours.
The chilly temperatures have finally appeared in Georgia so we were able to light our first fire yesterday. We brought down Annabelle’s princess house from her Auntie Lizzie and Zia Tine and made a nice blanket pallet inside. Annabelle spent a few hours playing with her baby dolls and watching Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood by the fire. Simple moments such as this are what life is all about.