Today was a pretty darn good day. Em slept okay last night but until 9am which is unlike her. We got up, had a bath, started the day with a hearty breakfast and then I freaked realizing Em has no shoes. Her BobDog sneakers are soaked and she hasn't even been willing to take them off to begin with. She is looking for them since she got up. I call my mom quickly and tell her I need quarters and Crocs or something. She brings them over, Emme does a dance of glee and she wore her new Crocs out today. MP was coming to spend the day with us but she was a bit of a bear when he arrived so I suggested we get in the car and go. She'll nap, we'll have an hour to catch up and go from there. It was perfect! After an hour and a bit we went to an ice cream place and all had a tasty summer treat of soft serve. We then drive a few blocks and got a spot in Long Beach so we pulled out the stroller and decided we'd take Em for her first ocean stroll. We walked a while, came back and found a nice playground that impressed me most by it's choice in flooring. What a world of difference and comfort for a parent knowing there is actually protective mechanisms there to ensure your child's safety. So I digress. Like yesterday Em wanted to go on the BIG slide and she sure did and MP was there to catch her every time which is significant to me. While Emme may be my forever love and my dream love because I wanted her so badly, R is my first love and it is important to me that the two loves of my life get to know each other and want to spend time with each other. My situation is not quite conventional and whatever you may want to call it, this is my family and I am so proud of them both for giving the other a chance.