this is the type of husband i have: david brought home some flowers the other day for me, just to say thanks for "being so nice during peak". i don't know what i did for him to say thanks, but let me remind you what peak is: it's the busy season for ups lasting from november until january; david works a minimum 12-hour day delivering boxes (even with a runner); this year he got his own route at the mall, so instead of one truck he was responsible for unloading, he got two trucks(!)--and when the mall was done, he got to deliver residential areas. and after all that, he brought me flowers...i think i'm the lucky one.
the other day pace very urgently wanted me to pull out the life-size human anatomy book. i was so excited that my little boy was already interested in learning about the human body--i sat down with him and opened the book to a random page. he glanced at the pictures, and then quickly ran off...
...coming back with his top. he was very excited to have found the perfect stage to play with his top!
the next couple of photos i thought were hilarious. i know it looks like a big mess, but after watching pace work, it really is a work of art! i was doing dishes and told pace to play in his drawer (instead of pulling out all the dirty silverware from the dishwasher). he was occupied for a good 20 minutes, going from the drawer to the cupboard and back again. he spent a fair amount of time pulling exactly the piece he wanted out of the cupboard, and then stood there examining everything and going to the drawer and pulling out exactly what he wanted from there. if you'll notice, he's starting to group things--all the bibs are together, the bowl and plate with the blue rim, the plastic colored bowls. then on the carpet, he has a spoon and fork--the matching set--both pointing out toward the living area, almost like they are leading you to the treasure--the red plastic plate and bowl set. he picked each piece individually from the drawer and ran it out to the living area. my mom always asks me when i know a painting/project is done, and i really wanted to ask pace the same thing!