Sunday, October 10, 2010

working mommy.

~playing in the rain.

We survived our first week of mommy going back to work, and kaden going to *school*. Actually, it was only three days, and had you seen my face at any point in the week, you may have thought I had a serious eye infection because my eyes were completely swollen from crying, but other than that, yeah...we survived.

They say that Mommies have a worse time with going back to work than the little ones do, but I beg to differ. Kaden had such an easier time when he started daycare at 5 months (maybe because he didn't know what the hell was going on) than he did at 21 months. I made sure to transition him a few times the week before to get him more comfortable with the situation, but it really didn't seem to matter. Daddy dropped him off the first day and kaden spent the majority of the day wandering around looking for him and calling his name. Just that visual alone makes me a little misty. The next day, I attempted to be strong mommy and drop him off. The moment we pulled up to the house, kaden started to scream holy hell, and screaming "mommy, mommy, mommy". Which of course, made me cry....which is something that you really DON'T want to do when you drop your child off at daycare. The family is wonderful and called me each day to let me know exactly when he had calmed down, which definitely gave me a sense of peace. And each day we have picked him up, he has been having a ball playing with the other children. If he could only remember the fun he had the day before in the mornings!

We went out to celebrate Thursday night and took Kaden to the Old Spaghetti Factory. Kaden loved the trolley and all the fun chandeliers, and it's an amazing what a bargain it is for mediocre italian food! Yay for free ice cream!

~kaden on the trolley with daddy

On Saturday, we ventured up to Heritage Square, which is kind of a little amusement park and Victorian village combined. Kaden loved checking everything out and hangin with the family! It was the first day that really started to feel like fall, after temps have been in the 80's all week.

~gettin a lift from *unk bah*

~serious about his pumpkins

~sharing a funnel cake with papaw

~showing mamaw how the train runs.

~I didn't think kaden was going to go through with the ride on the train, since every toher time I have taken him, he has had a meltdown. So all 6 of us rode the train to support him, and it worked! He loved every second of it.

Kaden also went on his first ride ever! We attempted a few other rides before he decided that the "Kilimanjaro" was gonna be the one!

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