Yesterday, I was able to spend one on one time with both of my handsome boys.
After ordering the gift, Tim went to play for awhile...off in Timmy Land. His imagination and passion are two of his greatest qualities. Nothing is unreachable...unthinkable. He loves life and is out to live it with such gusto. While he was playing, I spent about an hour going through the house looking for the
After the disappointing hunt, Tim and I decide we'll play a game together. His choice. First choice was Toy Story Operation. His confidence in this game waivers some, so it was nice to play with just the two of us. He's getting more coordinated...he even beat me fair and square. Next, we played one of our favorites...Leaping Lizards. The boys received this game for Christmas many moons ago. We love it! Again, Tim comes from behind to win in the last roll of the dice. Happiness.
After the games, Tim and I take a few moments to watch tv together while waiting on Daddy to come home from work and pick up Tim for lunch. Our favorite Looney Tunes were on..."my" version, as Tim calls them. We chuckled at the antics of Wile E. Coyote and Bugs Bunny, snuggled on the couch side by side. The world was going on around us, but for a moment, neither of us had a care on our minds.
When Daddy and Tim were set to leave for the afternoon, I was off to go and pick up Alex. He again was feeling good about his testing and was telling me all about the boys at his table that he had gotten to know and play with over the last two days. He's made such progress in the shyness area...he's not so hesitant to take steps toward meeting new people anymore. I love seeing him be more confident and open with others.
When we arrived home, we celebrated Alex's successful testing days with milkshakes and Monopoly. We had Alex's favorite ice cream in the freezer, Cookies 'n Cream, which made for really good milkshakes! And, we've been talking about starting a game for about a week, so we took advantage of our time together and did just that. The time just flew by as we were rolling the dice and buying up properties as fast as we could. A little over an hour into the game we decided to take a break and would pick up where we left off another night. It's not unusual for us to have one end of our dining room table covered with the Monopoly game for a few days once a game has begun.
Alex finished off our time together by practicing his piano...especially his recital pieces. One week from the recital! He's been doing so well with his lessons, I am excited to see how the recital goes. Just this week, Alex has taken on the task of teaching me some basics about where to place my fingers on the keys...I can read music thanks to my years playing the flute, but needed some help with finger placement. He likes the role reversal of him being the teacher.
Today things get back to normal as we work toward the last day of school (and our upcoming vacation!!!). Somehow, today seems better because of yesterday.
I like it when life works that way.