Yesterday: A woke and refused to go back down at 5:40am, J took him to the couch and they crashed watching Baby Einstein, his morning breakfast concluded with sweet potato so far up his nose it required the assistance of the magical blue booger sucker thingy. (I should specifiy: A's morning meal. J is getting MUCH better at keeping his food out of his nose. Good job, sparky!) Then a poop-splosion so plentiful the high chair pad had to be stripped off and washed. So it went, hour after napless hour. Tooth #2 is working its' way out and poor boy is miserable. We Bjorn'd it, we Tylenol'd it, we just did whatever it took to get through the day.
Today: A woke up at a very respectable 8:20am, full of smiles, content to lay there watching the kitties wrestle while I had a chance to brush my teeth (top AND bottom!) and apply mascara. If the emerging pearly white is bothering him, so far, he's too busy enjoying his Einstein Exersaucer to care. Just before Exersaucer time, we were "chatting" and he let out a chuckle so sweet I could have cried. Something about the combo of his sweet little baby ducky pajamas and such a grown up boy laugh just got me. It's one of those amazingly mild Texas mornings that makes me wonder why anyone lives anywhere else. (Then I remember August.) Ellen has Drew Barrymore. My Diet Dew is icy cold. Thursday, my friends, it's looking good. I think Gray's might even be new tonight.
Random note: Twice this past week, I've been questioned about the sad lack of Griffin photos on le blog. There are felines aplenty, but what about my sweet Sheltie baby? He HATES the camera. When I do get a shot, he looks like I've just threatened to beat him silly. Ears plastered back, nose down, eyes refusing to make contact with the lens. These are not attractive photos. But I'll work on it, because he IS the cutest little thing when the camera's not out.
A enjoying a stroll a few days back..he's about to outgrow my very favorite sweater and this makes me blue, because I remember it being a little big for him not long ago.