Sunday, March 14, 2010
What a Weekend
Saturday night we had our Indian Princess sleepover at the Pittsburgh Science Center, both girls were so damn excited and really looking forward to it. We slept at the Pittsburgh Zoo last year so and I was hoping the Science Center would be as equally as fun…it was.
A little Background
Before moving to the Burgh I had never heard of Indian Princesses. Jen did Indian Princesses with her Dad when she was a kid so it’s important to me that I do this with the girls. I’m not much of a camper, but it’s a lot of fun. It’s always a good time and I like seeing, watching and observing the girls as they face challenges in environments that they aren’t usually accustomed to.
Things I observed at the sleepover
I truly enjoy watching how much she has grown and matured in just the last year. She’s so independent and confident in what she can do…I hope she never loses that. She has a way of carrying herself that she seems much older than a typical seven year old. She’s always so concerned with how other people are doing. Is that little girl lost, does she know where her Dad is? She’s very considerate towards others…it’s nice to see. Finally, she’s an awesome big sister. Always watching out for Allie and showing her the ropes…just an awesome kid.
The one thing that stands out is that she always has a smile on her face. The glow that she gives off is friggin contagious. As much as Abbie seems older then seven, Allie still has a “baby face” with cheeks you still want to pinch even at five. She’s more laid back and needs to hang out and get comfortable before diving into a situation, but once she does, she goes with full force. She reminds me so much of myself. So loving and so full of energy.
I am so proud to be the father of such amazing kids. They take so much after Jen and I see so much of her in both of them. Somewhere I know she’s watching and I had a couple of those moments this weekend where I just sort of knew she was with us…it’s hard to explain in words. Something just kind of happens where you know something is different…it is truly hard to explain.
It was a great weekend!
Inside Bill's Head -- Previously Known as (Inside the Head of a Grieving Single Dad)
In August of 2009 my wife Jennifer passed away from an Anaplastic Astrocytoma Brain Tumor. She was only 38 years old. She left me and our two little girls Abbie and Allie to continue life’s journey.
I promised her that I would NOT become angry and bitter about what happened...in order to do that I am attempting to write to express my thoughts and feelings.
This site is a place where I can express my thoughts, feelings and rants...