This stay at home gig is really fun so far. Liam is so great to spend time with. Today, after breakfast and a fraction of Madagascar 2, we enjoyed the sunny spring day by...
Going on a bike ride, chatting with some neighbors along the way, eating lunch together, playing hide and "sneak", playing with play-dough, painting wooden cut outs and throwing the bouncy ball around.
I'll forget it if I don't say it: It's so funny when the bouncy ball occasionally ricochets off his head. He laughs hysterically and so do I! I never knew bouncy balls were that much fun.
I had dinner ready for us when Ian walked in the door. (If I had only put on real clothes I'd have felt totally together and organized about that.) Ian talked Liam into eating his meatloaf because it would make him so strong like Daddy. He showed Liam his big bicep and Liam took the bait. He ate a few bites and then rolled up his sleeves to reveal the magic happening already. We love eating dinner as a family. It brings out the funniest comments in Liam.
After dinner I was really drowsy. Getting a little too much sun yesterday and toting Liam behind me with the bike today... a reminder that I am not only totally pale, but out of shape too. So I went and lay on the bed while Liam and Ian played Kung-Fu Panda video games for a bit.
Then to my surprise, Ian took Liam out to help mow the lawn. I got some good winks while they were out there. When the yard accessories stopped making their respective noises, I went outside to compliment the good work. Liam was so happy to report on his duties as assistant landscaper. Ian then announced that we needed to go get milkshakes.
I didn't argue. (Though I still looked very not-put-together.)
A great Monday!