All in all it was probably one of the best times I’ve spent with Aidan. I didn’t have to feed him, change him, bath him or feed him again, there were no schedules, I could just be, with my son. It was the ‘being’ I enjoyed and I’m going to make much more time for it in the future.
On a whim yesterday, I pulled out the picnic blanket, threw it out onto the front lawn and plonked the baby on it. Let’s just say we both needed some fresh air.
I didn’t leave him there of course, I joined him with my chicken salad roll and latest copy of Real Living magazine… I love subscribing!
I didn’t think ahead and only had my iPhone handy. The light was so good I finally managed to snap a photo of Aidan’s toothy pegs. He only has two at the moment and it makes me think of this blog, it’s adorable.
It was nice to sit in the shade and soak up the sunlight. The air is getting a bit crisp already leading up to winter, but that’s ok because that means I get to wear cardigans and Aidan gets to wear funky hoodie-jumpsuits.
Aidan’s played outside before but he’s always been a bit hesitant about grass. I don’t think he likes the texture.
But he likes leaves. Leaves are crunchy and are good for waving about it the air. Leaves are not good eating though, found that out the hard way.
He does this when he wants to be picked up, which is all the time but I’m quite happy to leave him begging until he’s distracted by something and doesn’t want to be picked up anymore. Steve however loves it when Aidan “asks” for a cuddle.
One of his new tricks is waving hello and goodbye. He does it all the time now and it makes my eyes well up, especially when I drop him off at creche.