Today we had a tantrum free day! An entire day full of love and cuddles and school and fun and only one outburst and it was minor.
When Cecily got in the car today I asked her if she had a fun day at school. She smiled. I asked her to raise her hands if she had a great day and she quickly threw her arm in the air and smiled at me and her school nurse, Tara. It was precious!
After school she let me rock her to sleep...a treat! She NEVER lets me do this and I enjoyed every second. Noah was still at camp and Cason was sleeping so we just cuddled each other and rocked away in her room. I breathed in her sweet scent and held her so close. If that is not heaven I I had to wake her to take her to get Noah but she was happy to get Noah... and she said his name over and over. It is a joyous sound and Noah is so proud that she can say it clearly now.
Once everyone had their respective snack I decided to brave the park with all three kids and just pray that all went well. It did! Noah scooted around while Cecily and I chased him. (Cason was strapped to my chest and enjoyed his nap with not so much as a peep!). When we got home I asked if anyone would like to watch the monkey as a special treat so I could make dinner. Brien was working late (just walked in at 10:30pm...) and we had no nurse so I knew I needed to cheat with a 20 minute Curious George segment. I asked Noah and Cecily to say please. (They both signed it!) I asked them to raise their hands if they really want it. (They both did). Then I said sign I love you and give me kisses. (Yes, I'm greedy!) I got it from all of them on demand. Cecily loves Curious George and I am grateful. It gave me just enough time to cook my only dish... chicken... :) Cecily helped Noah by throwing chicken all over the floor (thank you!) and she tasted the veg and the chicken and ate at least ten plus bites of her favorite food group: ketchup! (Yes, she eats it like baby food and I am so excited to see her enjoy something!).
We then retreated to the playroom for lots and lots of books before I put the kids down to bed like little dominoes. First Cason. Then Cecily. Then Noah. Of course first down is first up so Cason and I are still hanging out but he will be back in bed soon! I enjoy my late night cuddles with him and he enjoys the attention. It is true what they say about the third... they just go along and I'm so lucky to have a very sweet, angel-like baby. Cason is a dream and we are forever grateful for the new joy in our life.
I just wanted to post a quick positive post. Cecily seems to have been saved by summer school. We love Sycamore Ridge and the lovely staff and caring nurses at the school.
Tomorrow we will build Cecily's new care... the Cozy Coupe. Every princess needs one!
Onwards and upwards!