This morning I was woken up by this little face hovering over mine, her tiny hand roughly stroking the top of my head, dragging hair across me in the wrong direction, and squawking “Pet. Pet.” When I opened my eyes she yells, “Hiiii!!!” What a beautiful way to start the day, by the never ending cheerfulness of a baby in the mornings: so happy to be awake again, so thankful to see you, and so full of life with excitement for the day. Then she crawls to the edge, looks at me, and requests, “Dowwwn.” as she throws one leg over the side on her belly. And we were off.
I love sleeping with my babies. It’s one of my all time favorite things. To snuggle up against two of my biggest loves in life and cuddle for hours… I mean, it’s just beyond words fulfilling.
This us at nap. I generally stay up late every night. Like every night. So in the mornings my thought process usually looks something like this: I’m so tired and don’t know how I will make it to nap time, but will for sure nap with them when it comes. Then it comes and I have so much energy from all the morning activities, either going out or staying in, that once naps approach my thought process has changed to something like: I have so much to do, there’s no way I can waste the afternoon by napping, I definitely will use it wisely to [work] [clean] [blog] [email] [edit photos]. And then I get into this position you see here, and I generally cannot refuse it. It’s just too cozy and too lovely. So more often than not I end up staying. And it’s always worth it.
Colton is obsessed with the song Rainbow Connection. He heard it after watching a Muppets clip with Grandpa and asked us to play it for him on the computer. After listing to it just a few times he picked up the words and has been singing it ever since. If ever he got stuck he’d ask us to play it for him so he could figure out the next part. I just love listing to him and watching him. Also, every time he finishes singing it Addison will look up from whatever she’s doing and clap and say “yay” and then she says “again”. I love it.
- Me: Please don't push Lulu's buttons or she might bite you.
- Colton: What buttons? She has buttons?!
At least he's honest. Always has been. Sorta dreading when he learns he doesn't have to be.
- Colton: can I watch a video when baby Addison takes her nap?
- Me: I don't know about that.
- C: but I want to. I want to watch 5 videos.
- Me: definitely not.
- C: okay then, 4.
- Me: no.
- C: 3?
- Me: ha. You can watch 2.
- C: maybe I'll just trick you.
- Me: um.... No thank you.
- C: I am. I am going to mom.
- Me: Daddy's going to come home and pick us up to go to the store together.
- Colton: daddy's going to pick you up too? Or just me?
- Me: no me too.
- Colton: but daddy can't carry you. He can only carry me.
With cold and flu season in full effect, I’ve stepped up my game when it comes to trying to keep my kids healthy. I tend to slack off a bit during the summer when Everly and Arlo are out of school and the number of ”bugs” making their way through the community are fewer. After both my kids…
And please help nana and papa get here safely so they can play with everyone. Jesus name, amen.
—Colton just interjected our prayers last night with his first ever non-toy suggestion! And it wasn’t a thanks, it was a plea. AND he did the closer himself as well since I had already said amen… How legit is that?!?!! I was so touched and proud.