Short and sweet peri-Christmas happenings.
J is still not tired.
Homie is trying to put Julianna to bed.
H: Julianna, I can see that your eyes are tired.
Julianna does this:
H: Julianna, what are you doing?
J: These are my eyes. They’re not tired!
Playing – always
Julianna has been talking about going to Homie’s house (in St. Louis) more these days. We used to visit over Christmas. These are pictures from our last trip there in December 2013. (J was 3 and Alex was 5.)
A Nice Moment
For over one year, J has only been able to sit up with the help of her Tumbleform (the purple chair that is in so many of her current pictures). I cannot remember the last time she was able to sit in my lap.
Last week, Steve called me into J’s room just to see this:
I’m not sure how this happened, and it didn’t last very long – but it was so great to see her in her daddy’s arms.
“I Triple Madly Love You”
said J to Homie.
Brother Sweet Baboo
Alex has been more affectionate lately. I think that J’s cold scared him as well. (But they still fight. It hasn’t gone all saccharine around here.) Last weekend, he gave her an unsolicited hug. Julianna was in heaven.
J: Sweet Baboo… (note: we’ve been watching a lot of Peanuts lately)
Alex wrinkles his nose
M: Julianna, he’s your brother.
J: But I want to say both. Brother Sweet Baboo!
A: (under his breath )That’s even worse…
And tonight, there was this:
J asked Homie to read Calvin and Hobbes before bed. Homie has a hard time reading this book because the letters are small, so Alex jumped in. He stayed next to her in bed and read for over 30 minutes. Tonight, missed bedtimes were perfectly acceptable. The look on J’s face is another thing I want to remember forever.