|Having some boy time while mommy was away. I think this little guy likes his daddy, what do you think?|
|Fell asleep on the way home from taking Gideon to school.|
We are even more in love than ever with our silly little boy these days, in spite of his efforts to gum up any working thing in our house. He brings so much light and happiness into our home and we really feel truly blessed to be his parents. He is growing up so fast. Today he finally figured out how to climb onto the couch all by himself (he's been working on that one for weeks). He loves loves LOVES playing on the couch, and since he can now get up on his own I guess I just have to make sure he doesn't fall off onto his head. Also this week, he had his first dum dum sucker. I know, I must be a horrible parent for not giving my kid a sucker until he is 16 months old, but I resisted as long as I could. We gave him one at the doctor's office and HOLY COW. Now I know why people always have baskets full of those things in waiting rooms! Thank you to whoever invented dum dums.
|First sucker. YUM!|
|After a 3 hour nap, with the hair to prove it!|
Gideon is doing summer school (he also did spring term) and it's keeping him very very busy. Of course, he always manages to spend a decent (more than I should expect) amount of time at home with us, but I can tell his school load is really weighing on him this summer. And if I notice, then it must be heavy (he never really gets stressed or worried about school). He is still working part time on campus doing maintenance for the dorms and I'm SO happy that he has that job. It's so flexible with his school schedule and I think he really enjoys working with his hands and fixing stuff. I think it's a good stress reliever. I am so insanely proud of him and how hard he works to support our little family AND doing full time school at the same time (and managing to pull straight As also). Sorry to brag, but it's my family blog, the one acceptable place that I can brag about my handsome, brilliant husband. :) He is such a gem and I feel so lucky to be sharing my life with him. It's rough getting through school sometimes, living on student loans, stretching the money, sacrificing time and family get togethers to get it done, but it feels so good to put our heads down and move forward, together. I think these years of "making something of ourselves" have brought us together and made us a stronger couple in so many ways. I really am grateful to be on this journey with such an awesome guy.
Well, that's my Sunday Spiel (sidenote: it took me a few tries-along with Gideon's help-to figure out how to spell Spiel. Schpeal? Speal? Ha ha).