There's sweet...and then there is sweeeeet
How adorable was Tristan on my doorstep all geared up head to toe in Thomas the Tank...hat, shirt, shorts, suitcase full of what else, trains. And that not-so-little Simon is a heartbreaker. You know what? He really does say "No way" (not that I never believed it) but to actually hear it over & over is hilariously adorable (I really need another word for adorable). He says it often many times in a row, but not rudely, just as part of conversation
Dani "Simon, please put those down before going down the stairs"
Simon (on each step going down) "no way no way no way no way..."
We chit chatted, had a coffee, baked some muffins, ate them, chatted some more, made lunch...
Then it stopped raining, we played outside, blew bubbles, swingset, monkeys on the monkey bars, sand box, you name it.
Have I mentioned how delicious Simon is? He is truly edible. It took so much of me not to grab him and squish him all day long. Not playing favourites, all the boys were spectacular today, getting along famously well (of course there was the usual tantrum and tears and whining, but so not that bad!). Do you think Simon would marry me?
And then....we went to their hotel to go swimming in the pool. What a hoot getting four VERY rambunctious and excited nekkid boys in their swimming trunks. Just picture typical hotel room, 2 double beds, four preschoolers jacked up on whatever it is that fuels these kids to the MAX jumping and bouncing and running and squealing everywhere the place. Insanity! But truly at its best in the happiest of all preschooler insanities.
We interrupt this program for a very special bulletin (a.k.a. proud mommy moment): My boys can swim! They can really really swim. On their own, in their little glorified doggy paddles, B with his head underwater, or on his back. We still aren't sure how it happened, but somehow my ambitious little B swam past BOTH Dani & myself in mere seconds and there he was, swimming away in the DEEP end, smiling ear to ear about 5 metres (15 feet) away from me. Holy shit! Anyway, it was all good, but I am damn proud and they were both just swimming all around having a ball. My boys can swim! Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.
After a glorious 45 minutes in the pool, we get changed and head back to chez moi for supper. Both the Daddies decided to join us, both of them rolling their eyes at us mothers sipping our Coronas. You know, cause we do S.F.A. all day long but paint our nails, lounge and drink.
We had a fun supper, topped off with ice cream cones and then it was time to go. The day went so quickly, too quickly, truly one of my best days ever.
You know that saying, "yadda yadda yadda with a cherry on top"? Here was mine:
Candy Swap 2006 BABY!!!!! Dani brought the goods. The
update confession: MIA are two Mojos, 1/8 of the Mack toffee and that longer than a foot long Charleston Chew wrapper is indeed, empty. That may very well be one of my top chocolate treats from now on...delicious. You really should meet Simon, talk about delicious. Oh, but wait, you need to HEAR that little sweetheart say "Dee-LIS-SHUSS!" Yes, he is sweet enough to eat.