With the baby's arrival days away it is becoming increasingly harder for me to do the day-to-day tasks I am used to doing. I feel like a huge whale at this point and although I am feeling good, it is safe to say that I am ready for this to be over. My current condition has not stopped us from packing in the activities with Olivia in these final days. Just recently we took a day trip to the Indy Children's Museum. This was Olivia final wish as an activity to do with Mom and Dad before her sister arrives. We made arrangements to meet some friends at the museum so our kids could run around together. Once we arrived we immediately made a bee-line for the Dora and Diego exhibit, which was Olivia's main reason for wanting to go.
She had a blast exploring all of the different stations. I was really surprised by how long she choose to play in this area. Usually she just runs from one thing to the next, not taking time to enjoy or explore. But this time was different. I think we spent about 30 minutes in this area alone. The Dora and Diego exhibit seemed to live up to her expectations and helped to make the trip worth while.
We spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the other areas of the museum. I mainly just sat on a bench and watched her play. Normally she would be begging Todd and I to run around with her but this time she had a little friend to keep her company. I think she enjoyed this trip to the museum more than any other for that reason alone. I was surprised by how quickly the afternoon passed. By late afternoon we realized that it was probably time to head home. It was a fun afternoon at the museum and I am glad we found time to squeeze in one last visit.
Olivia also just ended her 3rd year of school at Peace Montessori. It was another fantastic year and she accomplished so much. We could not be more proud of our little girl or impressed with how much she has grown in the past year. She can read short books all on her own now, do simply math and write many words without help. I give all of the credit to her amazing teachers. This was her second year with Ms. Laura and Olivia just loves her. They work very well together and she has gotten Olivia to progress in so many areas.
Like I said, it was a great school year and the kids all celebrated with a day at the park. They played games, had lunch and just enjoyed spending time with each other before saying goodbye for the summer. Olivia will be attending summer camp at her school for several weeks this summer, and believe it or not she is already excited to go back.
I am pretty sure this is the last blog post I will make before we head to the hospital to have this baby. It is exciting to think that the next time I hop on here it will be to post pictures of our new little bundle of joy! Until that moment arrives I am going to enjoy every second I can with my amazing Olivia. She has taught me how to be a Mom so that I am prepared this second time around. She has showed me just how much love I have inside to share with her and a second child. She means the world to me and I will do everything in my power to give her the same amount of love and attention I have been able to give her during the first 4 1/2 years of her life.