AJ has been gone since early Sunday morning so we have been trying to stay busy around here. We stayed at home all day Sunday and Monday which made the time go by extremely slow. So Monday night I took Ari to Chic-fil-a so he could use his ice cream coupon.
I think his expression explains it all. Then he went down the slide in the play place one time. It makes me nervous letting him play in there when I can't control the other kids he is playing with. He is so polite to them and says "excuse me" with a sweet little voice. But he doesn't understand when I want him to leave because other kids don't play the way I would want them to. Then I have thoughts of him going to school and what he will be exposed to then. I can't bring myself to think about it for long because I know I can't protect him from everything, even if I chose to homeschool. Good thing I have a few years to decide.
She loves taking baths and watching her brother.
While we were at Chic-fil-a, Ari was just eating his ice cream and looked up at me and said "I will take care of you, mama." At that moment I could have just cried. It amazes me the things he thinks about saying on his own.
The other day we were on our way to church and Ari said out of the blue "Papa is a real man. He's my favorite friend." The kid cracks me up.
This morning we spent a few hours out back in our luxurious pool. Ok, maybe not to me but Ari thinks so. Evangeline is still just hanging out.
Then Ari took a 3 1/2 hour nap. No joke.
I was resting as well and was thinking I should be up cleaning the house while I had a chance. But then I thought about it again and decided that was a terrible idea. So my house is still unclean.
My friend Gretchen is wonderful and invited us over for dinner. Her husband is wonderful too since he manned the grill. The kids had a lot of fun playing in a rigged up sprinkler.
Ari just loves his friends. It is neat to see him grow up with such a great group of kids.