Sunday, June 10, 2012
Today was a very special day for The Davis Family of THREE! It was one of the last days that Natalie Grace would be an ONLY Child! We knew that even though tomorrow was her official last day that all the preparations needed for Tuesday would take away from her day so we scheduled Sunday, June 10, 2012 to be HER DAY!
We started off by going to Shipley's Doughnuts, Natalie and MOMMY'S FAVORITE doughnut shop! When we got there we let her choose which doughnuts and juice she wanted. She chose a Pink Sprinkled Glazed doughnut and grape juice. She ended up licking off all of the icing and drinking her juice but then she saw mommy's doughnut holes and wanted them too. She loved eating the doughnuts and licking her fingers.
After this we decided to go to Orange Julius and get one of mommy's favorite drinks, AN ORANGE JULIUS! Natalie loves these too and she got to choose her own flavor. She chose Strawberry. We took these to go as we made our way back to the house. When we got home we played with the doggies and blew bubbles. This was very special to Natalie because she LOVES to blow bubbles. We spent about an hour and a half in the front yard just blowing bubbles and sitting together. This was so very special to Natalie because during the school year, it was hard for Daddy or I to do this because of our busy work schedules and of course the HOUSTON HEAT!
We ate some lunch and put Natalie down for her nap. Usually only one of us puts her down for nap or bedtime but today we BOTH DID! We read stories upon stories and talked alot about how she was about to be a BIG SISTER! She would tell us how much she loved Baby Luke and how she wanted to "Go get him". She really had NO IDEA what was coming!
After her nap we played with her toys and built towers. We spent the rest of the day just playing together upstairs. We tried to make it just the THREE of US ALL DAY! We focused on her and us together so when Baby Luke comes in a few days she wont feel as left out. Right before her bedtime we brought out her Bowling pins to try to teach her how to bowl. She liked it for a while and played bowling and even knocked down some of the pins. But before too long she turned it into a "Mission Impossible" style of an obstacle course. She would line the pins up close together and then try to walk in between pins and NOT KNOCK THEM DOWN! It was hilarious and we were all THREE laughing!
At bedtime, BOTH Chris and I read her our favorite stories and then we talked to her about being a BIG SISTER! We told her about how we would need her help with diapers, clothes and other stuff for Baby Luke. We also showed her how she could hold him using one of her dolls! At prayer time, we each prayed for Natalie Grace and for her to be A GREAT BIG SISTER! I have to say, I cried alot this night! It was like, I was so excited for my baby Boy yet a little sad to be losing my ONLY CHILD!
I told Natalie Grace that night and the following night (her actual last night as an ONLY CHILD), that she would ALWAYS be my LITTLE ANGEL and I would always love her NO MATTER WHAT! I kissed her cheek goodnight and the rest is history!
Natalie Grace is a a true GIFT FROM GOD and I am ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR HER! I love you Natalie!
GOD IS GOOD... ALL THE TIME!