Sunday, February 16, 2014

It's Bedtime

I love the bedtime routines that these two share.

Daddy always insists on giving Liam his before-bed bath.  It's relaxing for the two of them, and I smile as I hear Liam splashing happily -- and as I envision Daddy on his knees, shirt-sleeves rolled up, enjoying the toys and this moment, just as much as his son.

After the suds go down the drain and a warm, dry towel envelopes him, it's "Wave to Mom!" as they pass by the living room.  Then it's into clean jammies and time for that Vitamin D supplement.

feeling sleepy after a warm bath

Then it's time to enjoy a few good books while sitting on Daddy's lap.  Board books with flaps to open are Liam's favorite!

At times like this, I fall in love with my husband all over again.  I knew he'd be this good of a father when I met him.  I just knew.

Next up?  It's Mom with a toothbrush to clean his pearlies, and then Daddy turns on the musical Rosary CD.   And I know, when I see this face, that he can't wait a moment longer for some milk!

Daddy kisses us goodnight and turns off the light, and I rock my boy to sleep in the moonlight, knowing that I will fondly recall these treasured moments for the rest of my life.  Thank you, God, for all of this!