These are the moments.
Today was amazing. Not because I got my house sparkling clean or prepared a super supper but because today for the first time in a long time I took a time out for one of the most important people in my life, Age.
Things have been busy to say the least around here since Miles arrived just 3 1/2 months ago. And while I try hard to give AJ all the love and attention he needs sometimes I feel like I am still coming up short. Aaron is a big help, taking AJ on errands or over to the park but I want to make sure that Age and I have our own time together too.
This morning AJ and I got up, had breakfast, and started getting ready for our date. AJ was pretty excited to be going out on a date like Mom and Dad, especially when he found out we were going to the Zoo. We were getting everything together and I asked if he was ready to go, his response:
"Aj not ready to go Mom, still have get Ca-gon"
I was totally lost as to what he still had to get so I told him to hurry up and get it while I laid Miles down for his nap. When I came out of the room I instantly new what Ca-gone was because I could smell his cologne all the way down the hall. Lol, I guess he was paying better attention when Aaron was getting ready for our dates than I thought!!!
The Wagner girls showed up and we were on our way. We spent the 20 minute drive pointing out trucks and talking about our favorite colours. (Mine's Green, His Blue.) It was a perfect day to be at the Zoo, AJ is old enough to walk the whole time now so we left the stroller and walked hand in hand as we took in all his favorite animals. The way his whole hand wrapped around my pinky finger melted my heart and meant more to me than I am sure he will ever know.
I don't think we have ever been to the Zoo just the two of us, we love going with our friends but this was a real treat. We talked at every exhibit and were able to sit as long as we wanted without feeling like we needed to catch up or keep moving to make sure we saw what everyone wanted. I would squat down beside him or pick him up so that he could tell me all about the animal we were looking at. He is such a smatie pants correcting me when I called the Orangutans Monkeys. Ha ha ha.
We played on a Tractor and put our hands in one of the little fountains that we have all ways been to busy to notice and then... the big event. AJ finally got to ride the train at the Zoo! When we got to the booth he wanted to pay for our tickets (such a gentlemen!) and pick out which seat would be ours. The whole ride I was kicking my self for not bringing the camera but that was part of the "being together, giving him my whole attention" thing. No hiding behind the camera. His face just lite up as we rode the train and saw the animals. I love the way their little feet barley reach the end of the bench when the are sitting there.
Age pointed out different birds in the bird show while we shared an elephant ear and it suddenly hit me just how grown up he is. I can't believe my first baby is already 2 and 1/2. I know that may seem young to many of you, but any Parent out there who may be reading this knows that it goes by all to fast. I am so proud of the little man he is becoming, he has the sweetest little heart I;ve ever seen.
I know it may not seem like much but today was special. Today was a day for just me and Age and I will never forget the time we spent together. I was able to forget all the house work, bills, errands, callings, and stress;s in life and focus on one of my greatest blessing of All, Smage. Thanks for a date I will never forget, Love ya buddy!