Monday, May 21, 2012


 (Pictures are of the boys and Alan playing with our remote controlled helicopter. 
Matthew in blue, Adam in orange.)

Today when Alan got home, the boys and I were playing together in the playroom. The gate was closed, but the door itself was open, so Adam saw Alan walk in. He was so excited he immediately stopped playing with me, ran over to the gate and yelled, "Dad-dy! Dad-dy! Dad-dy!"

Daddy didn't hear him right away (or he had to situate himself first), and he walked right past the playroom area. Adam immediate climbed onto the lower part of the gate and cried (literally), "Dad-dy, dad-dy, DAD-DY!" This time Alan walked over, and I have never seen such an excited little Adam. He started smiling, breathing fast and putting his arms out. (Matthew was excited to see Daddy too, he just wasn't as vocal today about it) Then we all 4 played in the playroom; Adam was glued to Alan's side. It was adorable. I definitely felt like I was being replaced as the favorite parent.

When we were all in the playroom, I gave Alan a kiss on the forehead. Adam (who was right there), immediately gave Alan a kiss in the exact same spot. Then (to test it) I gave Alan a kiss on the nose. Adam followed with an adorable toddler kiss right on Daddy's nose. Then I kissed Alan's arm, and Adam followed.

That was one of those moments that make you so happy to be a parent <3 Alan was smiling really big too. He is very loved :)

Alan was making the kids laugh so hard during the kids' bedtime routine tonight. We usually each snuggle with a child before bedtime. Usually Adam wants to cuddle with me, and Alan gets Matthew. Tonight I started to cuddle with Adam, but he wanted Daddy instead. Thankfully Matthew came to me :P As we were leaving the room though, Adam became upset, cried and reached for Mommy. :) I have to say I liked that he still remembered me ;) I cuddled with him for just a few minutes, and he was fine, and laid right down.

Today was just a great day with the boys, and then to see them loving their Daddy so much is just heartwarming!!


Also update on cloth diapering : We had been having issues with leaking (with all the kinds of cloth diapers we had tried). We stripped our diapers, which helped but didn't cure the problem. So now we are doubling the inserts and we have had no more issues (I have extra g-diaper inserts I use, and then I also use our old "burp cloths" when I run out of extra inserts.) Our kiddos are "super soakers" (They love their milk, and drinking lots of water out of water bottles.. so lots of pee). I still love my SmartiPants the best!! And a friend of mine let me borrow a ton of cloth diapers, so now I have plenty for during the day, it is so exciting :) No leaks and plenty of cloth diapers = happy Momma. Now that I have extras, I have time to hang them outside to dry more often. In this (almost) summer heat they dry really fast and the sun bleaches out all of the stains. I have a feeling we are still far away from potty training, so I am having fun experimenting with the cloth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a heart-warming post- sounds like your boys are really good at showing afffection! Your boys sound so sweet.