While tidying up my inbox today, I found some notes I'd saved away in my draft folder, little moments and memories I didn't want to forget sharing with Kai. They're so precious, they'll make your heat melt.
August 4th, 2011
Today I spread my hands a little and said, "Hmm, what do you think? Do I love you this much?"
I spread them a little more, "Do I love you this much?"
"Ye- hmm... No."
I spread my arms really big, "Do I love you THIS much??"
"Yeah! A lot!"
Then he said, "I love you this much, Ah-yee," and threw his arms around me. While still holding me in a hug he said, "This is how I love you."
August 3, 2011
"Kai, what do you want to be when you grow up?"
He responded without any hesitation and pointed at me, "You'll be a spider," then pointed at himself, "I'll be a man."
July 25, 2011
Kai woke up from his nap, making the usual cranky cries. I went into is room and snuggled up behind him in bed. After a few minutes, he rolled over and smiled at me. Then he settled back and whispered, "I love you, Ah-yee." Such a sweetheart boy.
June 9, 2011
Pre-nap snuggle time with Kai...
"Let me see your teeth, Ah-yee." I show him. "You have big teeth."
"I know, they are pretty big."
"Do you have your molars, Ah-yee?"
"Yes, I have all of my teeth. Well - except, I was born without one molar. See?" I open my mouth, he sticks his fingers in and prods around.
"Oh..." He places his hand on my cheek, a look of concern crosses his face. "Does that make you sad?"
I smile. "No, that doesn't make me sad."
"Really? Are you ok, Ah-yee?"
"Yes, really I'm okay. Thank you, Kai."
He's quiet, and then, "I want to talk about my room."
"Ok, what do you think about your room?"
"It's a square."
"How did it get here?"
"Somebody built it. Are you interested in shapes and building things?"
"Yes, I am Ah-yee."
"Would you like to build things, like houses, someday?"
"Yes, when I'm older."
"You'd be good at that, Kai."
"Thank you Ah-yee."
"You're welcome. I will support you in whatever you decide to do!"
"When I'm grown up."
"Yes, when you're grown up." He reaches his arm around me, pats my face and kisses my lips.
"Ohhh, thank you Kai! That was so sweet."
"Yes, I am very sweet to you Ah-yee."