>Best Kind of Surprise!


He’s back! Already!

Pic of {sleepy, crying, woken up} overjoyed mom with my college boy!
{hey, it was almost midnight people, cut me some slack!}

Buddybug was supposed to come home tonight (Saturday) from college for fall break. He was catching a ride from some friends, (thank you W kids! and we’ll settle up the gas money I promise). Being college kids after midterms, they were going to have fun and socialize last night and sleep in and drive today. So, no expectations here of seeing my boy until later tonight. But that’s ok, because I was already working on the pies which needed to be made in advance to set up (graham cracker cream, his favorite) and making plans for cooking up a storm; getting ready.

Well, last night was homecoming for the high school, a late game this week because as Booboo put it: they wanted a win for homecoming so had to “import the team from Iceland.” As usual, I had fallen asleep waiting for the guys to come home from the game. As usual, I was awakened with a large boy diving down for a goodnight hug. But it was Buddybug! “Hi Mom!” I woke with a jolt, and a cry and many hugs! Best, best surprise! He beat his Dad and brother home too, just.

He surprised us all!

So I did what any mom would do:

I fed him pie.

>Friday Fun: Toddler Style


We are finally getting a hint of words to come from young
Mister Gabriel Tariku!

We hear “Mama” “Hi” “Up” “uh-oh” “ba bye,”
possibly “shoe” “dog” and “J” for his brother.

Oh but he is coy!
Today he started saying “Uh-oh” and “Peeboo” (peekaboo, of course).
But never, never on demand.

This (above) is the face he makes when he knows you just heard him almost say a word,
but hey, you missed your chance and that’s breaks! Gotcha!

Great tease, this boy!

He is, of course, forgiven immediately for this game.
Look at him, how could you not?

But this afternoon’s fun has been taken up with the newest, best game of all:

On your mark.
Get set.

Every time, this means a collapse into giggles on the floor or my lap,
simply overcome with the thrilling glee of such a wild game…
then a swift recovery and back to the start line!

Yeah, life just doesn’t get a whole lot better ‘n that, for a toddler, don’t ya know!