SO...the last time I stayed at home for the summer I told Lorelli (who was 2 at the tiem) that ONE of us was not going to make it to her 3rd birthday. :0) This time is much better. She is much better behaved. I am much less stressed. I am so much happier. And she is a bit bigger and understands the rules, even if she doesn't always pay attention to them.
We have gone into town a couple times - window shopping - the park - the library - swimming at some local falls with Mommy. We have been having a lot of fun.
She has been doing well adjusting to all the new changes. She has new rules. And a routine. And new authority figures. And new surroundings. It's a lot for anyone...yet less a four year old who was away from her mother for three weeks prior to all the new changes.
I love it here. I really do. I am so happy. I have not ever been this happy before. I feel all giddy and excited and calm and lvoed and warm - allll at the same time!!!!