Friday was before the chilliness set in - it was quite lovely, actually. Sunny and temperate. I was invited to a mother's day tea at my son's preschool, so I headed there early. The big boy was so proud to have me in his classroom, and he kept putting his arm around me and pressing his cheek against mine. Smiling. I received a hand-painted flower pot complete with a flower that he planted himself. The proof - a picture of his work - was on the front of the card. Again, he was so proud to present me with my gifts. Definitely a highlight of the week. Friday night, K and I enjoyed the post-bedtime quiet talking on the front porch.
Sunday was my day to sleep in. My husband and I trade off - he gets Saturdays, I get Sundays. I am usually awake, but at least I'm able to lounge in my bed for a while and ease into the day. I got up to the smell of coffee and pancakes. The day was spent alternating between inside and outside. Dancing and chasing inside; swinging, biking, and chasing outside.
The little boy is at the stage where I literally can't turn my head for a second. He climbs on everything and is apparently fearless. He climbed up on a little kid's picnic table we have in the playroom and proceeded to get his first bloody nose. He screamed bloody murder for about 3 minutes and then acted like it never happened. It was probably more traumatic for me than him. So I guess we've officially entered the bruised and battered phase.
I think the chilliness is going to result in colds for the boys. The little boy was up a couple times last night, sniffling and snorting and wanting to cuddle. I don't really like starting the week exhausted, but how many more chances will I have to snuggle and rock with my baby boy? So I rocked and hugged and let him sleep on my chest for a while, trying to freeze the moment in my mind so I don't ever forget how warm and snuggly he is, even when he's no longer small enough to sleep on my chest.
You know what I liked about this weekend? It was the balance. I managed to get time with my boys, my husband, friends, and myself. I am finding that the best weekends are those that include that kind of balance.
Long post. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a good start to the week!
*Top two images from frommetoyou, "an education" image from ny daily news, and the last is my own sweet boy (taken at just a couple weeks old - my gosh how fast he's grown!)