Kai has been in school full time for the past two weeks. He and I never get to spend time together anymore, so we schemed (not really) and had a slumber party on Friday to make up for it. He was so excited when we first arrived at my place, he was literally bouncing off of furniture and tumbling all over the floor. We went to sushi for dinner, picked out two books at the book store - special ones to keep at my place for when he comes over; Harold and the Purple Crayon, and My World. We had a Beach Boys dance party and then ate ice cream. We snuggled up in bed and read the special books, then two hours after his bedtime, he fell fast asleep. All throughout the night I was in mama bear mode, all of my senses were heightened - I couldn't sleep because every noise I heard had me ready to fight off whatever foes may try to hurt the sweet little life that was slumbering next to me. Kai however, slept like - well - a baby. Every once in a while he'd start grasping around in his sleep, and as soon as his hands found me, he would cuddle up close.
At 7:00 in the morning, he was ready to get up and get moving. He dragged me out of bed and we made waffles from scratch. I still only have one chair at my kitchen table, so he sat in it while I sat on the floor. I took a picture of my view from the floor, and he took a picture from his view sitting above me in the chair. Shortly after, he joined me on the floor. After breakfast we went on a rainy day walk so that I could get a cup of coffee that I so desperately needed, we checked out some of the construction sites (he loves everything about them - but what little boy doesn't?) and then returned to my place for more dancing, more wrestling and tickling and jumping on the bed. He repeatedly told me, "I really like being here with you Aly."
That afternoon we reluctantly got on the bus and headed back to Ballard. On my bus ride home without him, I felt a little bit lonely. He's just the sweetest thing. I often wonder, if it's possible to love this little boy as much as I do, how will it feel someday when I have a little one of my own? That love just must be completely overwhelming!