Sierra helped with making them...
... But when it came time to finally paint, she had a few licks of her hands, and then declared, "DONE!"
I took her inside, and left the big girls to finish their masterpieces. At least they could enjoy it. I tried puzzles with Sierra, blocks, books, other toys -- nothing seemed to make her happy, and I was ready to pull my hair out!
After numerous temper tantrums, I put Sierra in her crib and
My heart sank; and jumped for joy. Here I was as cranky as could be, and my girl left me this sweet note to find.... how blessed I am! The next day, Daniel came home. He brought us this:
A chocolate bundt cake from "Nothing Bundt Cakes." What a treat -- it was almost as sweet as watching Sierra run into his arms, and knowing my relief had come. I've made a conscious effort to appreciate these days with a one-year-old more. I was doing so well, and then exhaustion hit. I am so thankful for new days; (and all the cuteness and sweetness that comes with having a one-year-old, despite the challenges!)