He’s Back!

The highlight of my weekend was hearing Shane walk through the front door on Saturday morning. I made a surprised look on my face and asked the boys who was at the door as they heard Shane call out Hello! from the entryway. Their faces lit up and their eyes widened like saucers as they stared at the door to our room. In walked Shane and the boys were so excited. I mean I was, too, of course! Shane scooped up Caleb and nuzzled his face into his neck, it’s totally what I would’ve done after a long trip too. Caleb has a way of resting his head on your shoulder that makes you want to hold him forever. Wyatt was a little more hesitant about all the commotion and wasn’t ready to leave the safety of my lap for a couple minutes but once a rousing game of Let’s Chase Daddy got started he was totally on board. Poor Shane looked exhausted. He claims it was his worst commute ever. A long 5-hour flight to Dubai, then a 10-hour layover where he had to leave his bag behind because of a carry-on misunderstanding, then another 13 hour flight to Dulles, a stop at the baggage claim office and finally a taxi ride home. He was beat and really jet-lagged but managed to keep it together for the rest of the day. I’m so grateful to have him back, it gets really lonely without another adult in the house. We had a babysitter lined up so we enjoyed a fabulous dinner out and then attended a wine party with friends. A perfect date night that I had so desperately looked forward to all week!

Our recently engaged friends came over for brunch on Sunday, so the celebrations continued with mimosas and a yummy frittata.  It was a fabulous afternoon, despite the kiddos struggling with their naps. I’m coming to terms with the fact that it’s probably time to transition them to one nap per day. When you spend almost an hour trying to get them to sleep in the morning, it’s probably time to let them stay up (even though they’re cranky). Surely they’ll learn to power through the morning and take a nice long afternoon nap, right? That’s the goal anyway.  All four of us could’ve used a nap on Sunday afternoon, but no dice. That night, we put the boys to bed at their normal bed time and then watched the Superbowl which we had recorded. We were trying to “catch up” to the live broadcast but that was difficult because Shane wanted to watch the game and I wanted to watch the commercials. We were able to make lots of progress during the power outage (how freaky was that, right?) and eventually caught up. I went to bed in the fourth quarter because all the commercials were repeats at that point and I had already fallen asleep on the couch several times.

Wyatt really made me smile today. He’s turning into quite the sweet and considerate brother. Caleb was standing up playing and was pointing out a nearby Elmo toy that was a little out of reach. I’m always trying to turn play time into therapy so I pushed the Elmo further away and tried to get Caleb to side step in the direction of the toy. Wyatt was confused and looked at the toy, then Caleb, until he eventually walked over to the toy, picked it up and put it down right in front of his brother. It was so sweet. He knew Caleb wanted to play with the toy, so he brought it over to him since he could see that Caleb was out of reach. Sharing doesn’t necessarily come easy in our house so I made sure to give Wyatt a big hug and told him how proud I was of him. What a sweetie! Happy Monday!

*PS Dealing with some different settings since our computer returned from the repair shop so apologies for the lack of pictures!*

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I'm a working mom of three fantastic boys: Caleb, Wyatt and Parker. My husband, Shane, and I live in the Washington DC suburbs where we enjoy playgrounds, pools and never getting to sleep in. This blog is a journal of our day-to-day lives as well as a chronicle of Caleb's progress after a recent spinal surgery to alleviate the effects of his cerebral palsy.

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