Today all our windows are thrown open in celebration of this beautiful day. The temperature is perfect...not too cool, not too hot. And unlike our usual after-lunch-so-we-can-take-a-nap walks, today's was refreshing, brisk, and only slightly sweat-inducing.
Earlier today we took a stack of books outside to read them. I'm noticing that we can read more advanced books with more words per page these days. It used to be that he'd want to turn the pages much, much too quickly and we'd end up adlibbing most of it. These days, though, he wants to read pages again and again and then he says "What happened?" and we talk about it some more in our own words. He still likes books of few words and now he recites what's on those pages. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" is his favorite "not you" book (he "reads" all by himself). I know I'm biased but I do think he's advanced for his 2.5 years. :)
I couldn't resist snapping this as he sleeps...he's such a little cherub, isn't he?
I feel so blessed to have this time with him and to have this chance to be a mother to him. I don't know what our futures hold but I do know that today is precious. I may need the love and security of this day, this splendid and lovely day, to see me through what tomorrow has in store.
Hope you're having a nice day too.