Our weekend started off with an evening on my own. Kevin went to a hockey game, and I enjoyed a quiet evening at home. After the boys went to bed, I snuggled up next to the fireplace with my book - Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro. I decided to just enjoy a good block of time to read. It so rarely happens. I stayed up too late but finished the book. It is unique, well-written, and thought-provoking. I haven't seen the movie (yet), but I highly recommend the book.
The big boy and I worked on his valentines in front of the fireplace. I just supervised, really, making sure the glue or markers didn't get on the rug. I love watching him when he's concentrating and working so thoughtfully.
I also love baking with my big boy. He scoops and measures very carefully and is so excited at the prospect of a few scattered chocolate chips.
When I was making dinner, the little boy became overwhelmed with energy, which happens from time to time. He started dancing - picture the really fast running in place a la Fame dancing. The rest of us found this so ridiculous that we had to join in. And the more we danced, the more he laughed and danced. Funny how infectious those moments are.
After dinner, the boys still sticky with applesauce and blueberries, I was tackled by both of them in the middle of the kitchen floor. Huge smiles and sweet kisses.
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Those little moments are way more fun to remember than waiting in line at the post office, but I must say I'm happy to have that task behind me as well!