Yesterday we had another afternoon with the grandsons. This time Michael and Estée went out for lunch together - I think for the first time alone since the boys were born.
When we arrived Indy Thomas was asleep so we had an extended time alone with Campbell Walker. He wasn't a bit concerned that his parents left. One time he did look around the house saying, 'baby,' but we said Indy was asleep so all was fine. The big deal was Play-Doh. They keep it in a basket and he wanted each of the little cups, one by one. 'More Play-Doh' he would say after he'd opened one.
Working hard and very patiently to get it out.
And so happy when he did it.
I have a wonderful little movie of him saying 'ta-da' when he got it out. I wish I could post it without it having to be on youtube.
For his second birthday, Margaret's friend, the queen of paper mache who made the wedding 'cake' for Matthew and Margaret, made Campbell a Daniel Tiger which he loves.
She made a Postman Pat for Hazel's second birthday.
For Indy's first birthday we commissioned a Curious George. Both Hazel and Campbell got them for their firsts as well, Hazel a pug, and Campbell a dog playing piano. We'll probably stop after Indy turns two, but they are sure fun to look at, and love.
We spent a lot of time doing 'cheers.'
I went up to peek in at Indy, and he was just waking up.
I put this on Instagram and called it 'Pop sandwich.'
Can you tell that Indy is crying? We all went downstairs, and Tom and Campbell watched Sarah & Duck, while I went out into the three-season room so we could hear the rain, and I sang and sang for about half an hour until his parents came home. At first he couldn't stop crying, and then he began to settle down until he just cried a tiny bit. I felt good that I was able to soothe this little fellow who had only been alone with me twice.
So, the little things that make up an afternoon in childhood. They seem little, but they are the building blocks of a happy, contented life. Tom and I had a wonderful time.