I am getting good at this!
My New Years Resolution was to create more magic for the kids. In so doing, I have been living my dream.
We woke up to thunder. Right then I knew it was going to be a good day. I love lightening and thunder.
Today I did laundry. I checked the weather report and saw that there was going to be a good four hour slot of sunshine, so, of course, the clothes were hung out on the line to dry. I love the smell of air fresh laundry, and the air was perfect. It smelled of freshness and dirt and plants. The wind was blowing lightly but it wasn't cold. Everything was perfect for line drying. The sun even came out right after I got everything up. I don't think I could have planned it better.
After lunch Keith took his nap. Faye decided she wanted to use the potty, so to humor her, I took off her diaper, and we went into the bathroom. She sat down. She got up. She sat down. she got up. That went on for a little while. Finally, I found an awesome surprise on the floor.
|Look close. Can you see the surprise?|
|Here's a close up.|
After that, she refused the diaper (again, celebration is a-coming). I figured since she had just peed, it wouldn't matter. I would be safe. I let her run around playing without it. She couldn't have been happier.
After she played for a little while, Faye climbed into my lap and just snuggled. I wrapped my arms around her, buried my face in her hair and patted her bum. I always pat her bum. She gets bum squeezes right after I tuck her in because I can't lean over the crib railing to kiss her. So I pat her diapered bum. This time, I was amazed at how soft her bum is. Without the diaper, I mean. So soft and squishy, and cuddle-able. And she just wanted to cuddle. It was bliss.
After a few minutes of snuggling, the little munchkin tooted. That got the diaper on her faster than she can find sweets in a five foot vicinity. And that girl has a serious sweet radar. She gets it from her mom.
She was diapered. And then she cuddled again.
She just snuggled into my shoulder. And then, she fell asleep cuddling.
She hasn't done that since she was just a few months old! I debated for a while, and finally decided to just enjoy the moment. I was going to hold her until either she or Keith woke up. I held her and breathed the moment in. Who knows how many more times she will sleep in my arms. As I looked at her, I was shocked. I couldn't believe how big she is getting.
As I held her and marveled at her perfectness, and her hugeness, I glanced out the window. It was starting to rain. An hour earlier than it was supposed to. I had to get Faye to bed fast so I could get the clothes off the clothesline. I was a little sad about putting her down. But, going in her room woke Keith up, and he wasn't very quite about getting up, which woke Faye up.
After we got the clothes inside (they were dry!) we finally made cookies. I have been promising Keith we could make cookies for a few days. I had just been waiting for a good cloudy/rainy day to do it. Today was perfect.
After delivering some cookies to our friends, Keith decided to stay and play. So I got some more Fay time. That girl is crazy. She pulled out a hat and posed as Dumb Donald.
She then commenced to eat the red frosting while I wasn't watching. She makes me laugh. Gosh, I love that girl. When Keith got home, we made some rolls for dinner, and as they were going in the oven Jeffrey got home.
After dinner, I read to the kids, and before I knew it, Jeffrey came in telling me it was nine. I had been reading to them for an hour. I was astounded. Time really does fly when you are having fun, and they are the most fun you could ever have.
All in all, today was a day that was a lot like Faye's bottom.