Dispite what was going on with me this past week, life around here continued pretty much uninterrupted. The kids had school, sporting practices, play dates, and a few of them had special events that required photos.
On Thursday, Rich took Aislynn to the Daddy & Me Night at her preschool. I sent the camera with him with strict instructions to take LOTS of photos of the two of them together….. and this is what he came back with.
Seriously…the only picture I have of the two of them on this special night is the one where Aislynn is “shaving” him. Oh well, I guess this is better than nothing. I shouldn’t complain. He did get some cute ones of Aislynn.
And then on Friday, Rich was back at work, so I was the one to take Avery to her Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony. A bridging ceremony in the Girl Scouts is when they leave one level of scouts and graduate into the next one. So Avery “bridged” from a Brownie….to a Junior Girl Scout! Here are some photos of that day’s ceremony:
Here she is getting pinned wearing her Brownie Vest
and here she is crossing over the bridge above Crown Valley Blvd. as part of the “bridging” ceremony
She waves to me as she passes by!
And as soon as she crossed the bridge, she got her certificate and her new Junior Scout Sash that she will wear with her new uniform. I love how the troop already got the badges she will need for it — less work for me! Yay, we have awesome troop leaders!
Avery with her BFF Emily
And this is their troop. We have a really BIG troop! Lots of girls. I couldn’t even fit them all in the picture.
I will admit that on this day, this was almost the last thing I wanted to be doing. Just 4 days after the miscarriage, and I’m toting around kids to a girl scout event. But looking back, I’m really glad I went. To Avery, it was so important to have me there. And it felt good to be there for her, dispite the ache in my heart that was so hard to ignore that day. But sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do, even if you don’t feel like doing it at the time. If we always did things based on our “feelings”…. then most of the time, nothing would get done.