it’s been so much fun having a few hours the past couple of months with just conrad when samson is at his morning preschool a few times a week as well as eleanor in kindergarten each day. conrad usually naps in the mornings (although he’s beginning to shift to a later nap all on his own), and we’re still trying to figure out the best routine and schedule for the upcoming months when it comes to school days and conrad, but it’s been nice to have some one on one time here and there with him. i’ve noticed how far that goes with each of our children this past year, and so josh and i frequently take eleanor or samson out on little dates during the week. but conrad is just so small still, i forget how nice and also necessary it is to really focus on doing activities together beyond just reading books together and playing at home in the nursery. he’s anxious to chat more, to point things out to me and try to have a talk about it. he loves when i acknowledge things he’s trying to tell me, even when i can’t totally understand what it is he’s saying. i love it so much, though. this is one of my favorite stages with a toddler.
we grabbed some breakfast to go after the early morning drop-offs for eleanor and samson, and papa came and met up with us, too, after biking samson to his class nearby. josh took these photos and i love them. especially the ones where conrad totally tricked me when giving me a bite of his bagel and smeared cream cheese all over my face faster than you can say, “STOP!” he then proceeded to laugh so hard he basically turned red and doubled over. it was kind of the best thing ever and so i just went along with it and it’s something i will never forget. i’ll take a smear of cream cheese to the face anyday to hear that impromptu fit of giggles.
a few seconds after i leaned in for a bite and instead got a smash of cream cheese on me. he thought it was the funniest thing, and it totally was. until he went for it again and really got me good! one thing i know for certain that my kids got from me, is my love of slap stick. this is the kind of stuff my comedic dreams are made of and the fact that they can’t get enough of it either makes me happy.
i’ll take that brown one in the middle, please. (LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. but no really, how about just one floor of it?!)
my loyalty remains faithful even all these years later to my chocolate chip einstein bagel, but ok fine, new york bagels come in a close second.
at least he wanted to help me out with a napkin after the jokes were through. THAT is my kind of gentleman and he gets that gene from his dad.
this stoop is one of the very best, year after year.
when he stands up and signs “all done!” it’s such an announcement in our household after every meal. not sure how it started to be such a thing, but all three of my kids dramatically exclaim it once they are finished. haha!
“ching-ching!” we say. here’s a toast to hoping you guys have a happy friday and an amazing weekend! thanks for following along and also for your comments! love you all so much.