Thursday, May 8, 2008
The day began with pillows
R and I had our day together today, and it was wonderful. First thing this morning, after reading a story in bed, we built a pillow fort on the couch. We used almost every pillow in the house, and R declared, "This is a surprising pile of pillows!" He then maneuvered his way inside his "burrow" and waited for A to wake up so he could surprise him. So cute. (Can you see him peeking out of the pile?)
Then we played cars and racing and we made modifications to his Hot Wheels track by adding tunnels (paper towel and toilet paper tubes). Breakfast was fresh strawberries and cereal; snack was dried fruit and cashews. Then we headed for a little shopping trip at the new dollar store, mostly for snacky stuff. But R also found a package of glow sticks and two musical recorders. He found lots of other things he wanted, too, but he was so good about putting them back when I asked him to.
We came home for lunch: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, alphabet soup (because we had just read Martha Speaks - one of my favorite kids' books), and Swiss cheese chunks. Then we headed for a playdate with R's friend Z. We walked to the neighborhood playground and spent close to two hours there because it was so beautiful outside (80 degrees and sunny!). After snacks with Z, we headed to the library to return some books and pick out others. Finally, it was home to have a popsicle in the backyard, water the plants, and cool off until we had to go pick up A at the train station.
All in all, a simply perfect day with my boy.
And, can I just say that after spending a day with R, especially when we're outside most of the day, I look really good! My face is glowy and healthy now, even though I didn't get much sleep last night (I took a Claritin much too late in the day, and I had the jitters all night). But, after one day at work tomorrow, I'll look like all manner of crapitude - pasty, dull, and tired as usual. Blech. But hey - at least I look good every other Thursday! ;-)
at 9:28 PM