Sammie B has FIVE Halloweens in the bag, and Mia has two. How is that even possible?! I feel like just yesterday, Sammie B was my little (sleeping) chicken . . .
The police officer costume was a total game-day change in plans. Sammie B has been deciding between a princess or a fairy for what seems like months . . . but for the last two weeks, has been insistent that she'd be "the green fairy" or Tinkerbell. But then I found out yesterday that they weren't dressing up at school today (lame) so this morning, when Sammie B said she wanted to wear her fairy costume, I talked her into putting this little outfit on for school with the promise that she could change into her Tinkerbell costume as soon as we got home. (We have a lot of dress up clothes; I bought police outfit months ago, but she's always flatly refused to wear it; the princess costumes are her choices every time). So, she wore it. Reluctantly. Then, I went to pick her up at school, and she told me "I don't want to be a fairy. I want to wear this." So she did. All day. I taught her to say "I'm Officer Sammie. I'm here to help you!" and she blew her whistle all day and was a hit every where we went (PT, HPOT and to some friends' houses tonight). And right now, she's in bed, wearing her police costume because she didn't want to take it off.
And our little whoopie cushion!!!!!! I'm pretty sure Mia's costume was the favorite of everyone at daycare. Ridiculously cute. Ridiculous.
I'm a mom, wife, and lawyer. The roles conflict sometimes, and I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate all three. Never imagined "mom" would feel so fabulous, or that doing it all would be so hard . . . this blog chronicles my attempts to "do it all" (and trying to figure out what that even means).
My little family:
Sammie B - my "late pre-term" baby girl, who has an infectious smile, magical laugh, and amazing personality. She melts me every single day. Because she has cerebral palsy (with resulting motor and vision challenges) sweet Sammie B works harder than any little girl should ever have to. As the lucky parents to this amazing little girl, we'll stop at nothing to enable and empower her to be her VERY best self.
- Mia - the newest addition. She was just born (full-term!) in October 2011, and we are just figuring her out. We are already head over heels in love with her (and her fiery little temper!)
-B - the husband, daddo, man behind the momttorney that is me.