Jamie knew Daddy was going to be home on Easter (he actually got back the night before but after Jamie was already in bed. After I was already in bed too, come to think of it), so every morning he would ask me, "Is it Easter?" when I got him out of bed and sometimes would cry when I said no. When I finally was able to answer yes, he got so excited, immediately asked, "Is Daddy home?" and then insisted that Daddy come get him out of bed--a task that only Mommy is usually allowed to do.
With Thomas back, we had a very nice Easter. We discovered a basket from the Easter Bunny, ate plenty of candy, had an Easter egg hunt (inside because it was raining), dyed eggs (which, as it turns out, is not the most fun activity for an almost-3-year-old. Too much waiting), and had friends over for a yummy dinner. Once again, I failed to take pictures of the egg dying or the dinner, but I did take plenty in the morning.
|so happy to have Daddy home!|
Just after Easter, Jamie came down with a cold....or something. It was strange. Normally when he gets a cold, it starts as simply a runny nose and gradually progresses to full-on, can't-breathe-at-all congestion. But this time, he woke up one morning completely stuffed up, having skipped the runny nose part entirely. I think it's mostly cleared up now, but it was rough while he had it. Couldn't breath through his nose at all, constant sneezing, watering eyes, interrupted sleep. Poor guy. I'm glad it was relatively short lived.
|Sick babies get to watch movies.|
Thomas was very busy the last few days with a Medieval Academy conference that took place at UT. So we finally got him back from Korea only to lose him once again. But that is over now! Finally, we have a Daddy with no extra obligations for the next month, finally Jamie seems mostly well, and finally, finally, finally we are having beautiful weather. We celebrated this morning by going out to breakfast downtown and then walking part of one of Knoxville's Dogwood trails (though I think the cherry blossoms are even prettier).
|Jamie got 2 giant sweet potato pancakes. Guess how much he ate? That's right, ALL of them. Plus a scrambled egg. Plus a biscuit. With jam. And honey.|
Now we have 1 month to make the most of having all three of us together!