after a delightful time at lunch ladies today amby and i decided to stop at kekelas and run around the grassy area for a couple of hours. we had no toys with us, no one around, and laughed so hard! then we came home and ate a snack, he was rubbing his eyes and acting a little cross so i changed his diaper, sang to him, and placed him in his crib where he threw a 50-minute fit (i was typing up stuff for work and trying to ignore him). suddenly, i had an epiphany: HE'S NOT THAT TIRED I GUESS! ha!
so i promptly ran to his room, swung open the door and was greeted by a rattled bubba. i ran over to him and scooped him up as he hugged me tightly around my neck with both chubby arms and kissed my cheeks over and over, giggling quietly at first and then loudly as the psychological trauma of the last 50 minutes melted away.
we cuddled on the couch and read books until matti called and then joined her for a late afternoon at the BYUH pool.
i had fun trying to come up with ways to entertain him into forgetting he was a little uncertain and chilly in the pool. he forgot he was uncertain and chilly after a few laps in the shallow end with me as i worked off my taco bell lunch.
then we came home and spent time with "da!" (the delightful thomas robertson) for the rest of the evening until bedtime (think: books, hide and seek, amby wearing only a diaper and his hightop shoes he is insisting on wearing every chance he gets, and lots of monkey tricks performed all around).
this is the best time of my life. i know i will look back on these sweet, easy, care free golden days and feel blessed always.