It has been raining since yesterday morning. Jonathan and I took the kids to the aquarium again yesterday. Along with every other parent in Denver. We still had a great time, though.The Lion just loves the aquarium.
I cut his hair yesterday. It is so straight, it was just hanging in his face. Jonathan told me Lion needed a haircut. I think what he actually said was "The Lion looks like a tool" or something to that effect. Now his hair is just supershort all over, ala Russell Crowe in Gladiator, and he looks like such a big boy that it breaks my heart.
After the aquarium, we took the kids to a fun '50s diner for dinner and we ate like complete pigs. Jonny had a "bleu-suede burger" (a burger topped with bleu cheese and fried onions) with a side of "Elvis fries" (they were smothered in gravy and melted cheese). He was disgusted with himself this morning. "I have no self-control," he told me. I said yes, he does, too, have self-control because it's not like he sneaks over there every day for lunch or anything.
I had a moment with the Lion last night that just melted my heart. I am writing it down here so I never, ever forget it. I went into his room late at night to check to see if he needed a new diaper. He did. So as I was changing him, he woke up and was very groggy. "Mommy, I want you to lay with me," he said. So of course I did. I laid down beside him and he held my hand in his little hand and then he pressed his fat little cheek against mine on the pillow and said, "I love you."
That was the first time he has ever said I love you without my saying it first.
I just love that boy so much!
Today it was still raining like crazy. So we took the kids to a local (gorgeous, outdoor) mall and we went to see Wall-E. Again, every other parent had the same idea apparently because there were no extra seats in the theatre and the Lion sat on my lap and Blue sat on Jonathan. It felt like a looooonnng movie, but at least we all got to sit together. The kids were very good, very quiet and they ate a crapload of popcorn. I don't know if they understood anything that happened in the movie, but Jonathan and I did and we liked it. So it wasn't a bad way to spend the afternoon.
I cannot believe Blue is turning four this week. When did that happen?! I can remember being humongously pregnant with her, watching the summer Olympics and wondering if my labor was ever going to start and now here we are watching the Olympics together and she is such a big, beautiful girl...