WHen did R become so easy to take to a restaurant - this is actually now one of his favorite things to do and we do this many times when DH is away
The other thing that R loves is Grocery shopping !!
OMG we dance and dance in the store aisles
This will be our last 2 weeks living in a downtown apartment and we do all the things that are only in downtown like playing in the big Bellevue Downtown Park
We run around the apartment - R like many auties LOVES elevators ( I think its the logic and certainty of all the floors in perfect order that he loves )
The new house
A huge amount of unpacking awaits us .
But I love the new house
A new gorgeous park awaits. And now that the weather has turned cold and wet - there are usually not many people there anymore
I love the twilights and the sunsets on the lake . The cold air and the feeling that I am the only one in the world
The fall leaves are stunning - even parking lots and traffic jams offer views that will take your breath away
OMG can you believe that R is 8 years old
We have asked him what he wants and all he wants is to stay in the Hilton
So we book a night in the Hilton
At first when he gets there , he is so excited , he cannot stop jumping
Then come the tears - There has been a misunderstanding - he believes we were going to go to the Double Tree and the Hilton garden inn
I am so upset .
One of the things- I want most in R is to have a spirit of appreciation
I and DH let him know in no uncertain terms that he cannot be a spoiled brat
He quickly changes his attitude and we have a great evening with pizza at the restaurant
And blows out a candle on a desert cake
He eats icecream for the very first time and seems to like it too
DH and I talk about how we feel like when all is said in done, how lucky we feel to have had the chance to raise R
The way he has retained so much of his essential babness and how we have had the chance to linger over a childhood that has unfolded in slow motion
How truly gets pleasure is doing something - while the rest of us struggle to impress
Here he makes this crappy picture and sighs "Van Gogh That's Right"
Here he has designed a way of sticking the number 5 on one of his caps .( can you see that blue thing sticking out of his cap in the back )
here he has purloined one of our crystal vases to put his cheap plastic numbers in for they are so precious to him
The always wanting to be around me
Here he is waiting outside our kitchen, sprawled on the floor waiting for me to finish cooking
And the love
Always that endless love
Happy birthday sweet child of ours
All this time I try to teach you to be in tune with the world .
And then sometime I stop and I let you show me all that I leave unheard