Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Best Day

Yesterday was seriously one of the best days I have had in a long time. The day was unplanned and relaxing. Liam and I played together pretty much the whole day long. I also got some house cleaning done while Ian would keep an eye on him. But for the most part, we played. Liam was so darling. Despite his teething and cold he's got, yesterday he proved more charming than ever!

We did some puzzles together, read quite a few books, cuddled a bunch, shared kisses and I also got him bundled up and took him to Pier 1 and Burlington for about an hour (I was so pleased at how great he was in his stroller). At the end of the trip, we were standing in line to buy some stuff, he was saying "ahp, ahp, ahp" to everyone he saw. It was so cute! He wanted each person to notice him and say hello back. A couple people did. I am glad someone took notice of how friendly and sweet he was trying to be.

When we got home, Uncle Drew and Ian greeted us. Liam gave each of them kisses and then gave me some too. I just think it's so wonderful that he shares kisses on his own accord. It's rare we ask for them and get them... it's when HE wants to give them at random times. LOVE THAT LITTLE MAN!

Another note: At 4:44am today, Liam woke for a feeding. He knows that I search for his pacifier each time I take him out of the crib. Sometimes this takes a few moments since it's dark, etc. Anyway, at 4:44 my child was sitting up in his crib and as I reached to pick him up, he put the pacifier in my hand. I am not a happy person at this hour, but this act of kindness from my son just made me smile. I was so tickled.

12 comments:

Maine Mom said...

What a sweet little guy!

Nicole said...

So sweet. I love when they get to the age when they kind of get what you are doing. That would have made my day too.

ALSO, I love when people out in public notice that there is something special about your child. Not that ALL of them aren't special. BUT when you KNOW how special yours is and someone realizes it too, THAT is SO gratifying. Happy New Years!!

grandma -dixie said...

I am so glad that you had a good day,and was able to just have some fun time with Liam, sorry to hear that Liam has a cold and is teething at the same time,doesn't it almost seem like when you start to get them to sleep longer at night time the dreaded teething starts again and messes things up. I wish I could have one of those cute little Liam kisses, sure love to get his pictures and hear what he is up to. Thank-you for sharing with us.

Katie said...

He is such a nice boy!

Eli's Mom said...

Love that picture! Those days are great. I dont' have many of them with Eli currently cuz he is teethign so bad and not much will deter his bad mood, but you give me hope :) Love the kisses story too :)

Robin said...

What joy little people bring us!

Suzanne said...

Liam looks so adorable! How sweet that he wanted to say "hi" to everyone. My 3-year old does that too and sometimes it's a little unnerving who he says "hi" to, but cute nonetheless.

I love your blog! Thanks for visiting mine! :)

Stephanie said...

Liam makes me want a baby boy! If I were guaranteed to have one just like him, I would reproduce again in a heartbeat!

Glass Half Full said...

Trust me -- it just gets better and better as they grow up. You have Candyland to look forward to as well as Ants in the Pants!! :)

Happy 2007!!!

Stepherz said...

What a smart cookie he is! I also love how friendly he was to other shoppers. Too bad more people aren't more observant of the friendly little people. I vow in 2007 to be extra friendly to the small people of the world, thanks to Liam!

utmommy said...

I love kisses! They are the best. Glad you had a good day!

emma said...

How awesome! I'm so glad to hear you had a great day.

Ella did a similar thing the other night, she woke up, stirred a bit, patted around the bed, picked up her binky, and stuck it in her mouth. Self-sufficient. Like a dream.