Most mornings, one or both of my babies is up at the crack of dawn. Usually it's Riley. We do the same thing most mornings. Mark gets up with her, they share breakfast, and I get to sleep in until he leaves for work (and by sleep in, I mean until 6:45am)... the other day, I came out to the lounge in the morning to see this:
Riley is thrilled to see Jackson every morning, and always asks to snuggle with him and hold him. And he doesn't mind one bit. The two of them get cuter and cuter together every day. Riley is such a big helper. She brings me diapers, she helps me feed him, she gets him his paci, she gets him toys and helps him pick them up when he drops them. She reads him stories, and when he's asleep, she asks me over and over again when he will be awake so she can "play toys with him." And when he finally does wake up? She shouts "Yay! Baby awakey wakey now! We have to go get him!" And she runs down the hall, opens the door, and climbs up on his crib and says "hi!!! hi goo goos (one of his many nicknames), hi jackie boy!" and his face lights up big time.
Well... after I removed his lovey from his precious little face, that is... Goofball.
Our days lately have been spent mostly at home. It has been raining all week, and nap schedules don't let us get out too much, so we have to find things to do at home to keep ourselves happy and entertained. Riley is VERY into books, and we spend literally half the day reading stories. The other half is spent doing things like this ABC/123 train puzzle OVER AND OVER AND OVER.
She's obsessed, and pretty darn good at it too! I, on the other hand, think we need to get more puzzles ASAP. I can only do the same puzzle so many times before losing my mind... :)
And Jackson has been a much happier, more rested baby these days, which means he's happier playing on the floor, which means he's getting much better at rolling an d pushing all the way up on his arms, and rotating in circles. And just looking cute, of course. He looooves those blocks, and thankfully, Riley is willing to re-stack them over and over after he knocks them down.
Now when you spend all week stuck inside, a short trip to the playground one afternoon can seem like heaven to one little toddler.
And yes this is a fabulous little playground with an ocean view, no big deal...
Jackson, on the other hand, was less than impressed. Probably because (a) it was pretty cold and (b) he could only see out one eye... oops!
We had another quick playground trip today after my photo shoot, and since I was in photographer mode I went a little picture overboard. But come on, how could you not? Great lighting, cute subjects, and baby's first time on the swings!
He wasn't totally sure about the swings, much preferred to be snuggled in someone's arms. Can't say I blame him, it was still pretty cold!
And these last two photos... sigh. I love these two little critters so so much