Monday, January 31, 2011

Love Notes

With the start of February just around the corner, I get thinking about Valentine's Day, and in doing so remembered this beautiful love note Jack wrote for me a couple of months ago. Truth be told, I actually remembered it because I found it in a pile of stuff that had accumulated on my desk, and I was so glad I had (inadvertently) saved it.

I remember the day he wrote it he spent quite a few minutes working on it, and then came up and handed it to me and said, as he often does "You're the best Mommy in the whole world," (by the way, it's not true, but I'm glad I've duped him into believing it for the time being). He wanted to write I Love You, but since his writing skills are still developing, he wrote what he knew how to write, "Yes Mom", with a beautiful, sketchy heart. Never before has the word yes been so sincerely felt. I love that guy.

Yes Jack.

Friday, January 28, 2011

You Say It's Your Birthday....

...Happy Birthday To You, Max!
You've changed a lot in 8 years, but you're still my beautiful baby boy!


Thursday, January 27, 2011


Max and Jack, happy to see each other after school.

One of my favorite moments of every day is when I drop off the boys at school, and not for the obvious reasons. Lately they have begun the habit of yelling "HUGS!" and then giving each other a huge hug before they run off in different directions to their classes.

Seriously, does it get any better than that?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A Cookie The Size Of Your Head

So, yesterday, Jack finally joined the "Cookie Club" at school, which means he was able to recognize all of the letters of the alphabet, out of order, with no mistakes. I do have to wonder if the reward of a cookie big enough to feed a third world country is the best incentive, but there you are, and he was so excited I didn't worry too much. And, luckily, he was nice enough to share it with a bunch of his friends at dinner last night, which made me feel a little better about the whole thing.

But it makes me wonder, what's he going to get when he passes off all his sight words?