03 April 2011

sappy mama with a heart all aflutter

I think my kids have been sick approximately 462 times since Lute started school this fall. It's not the end of the world, but it does cause a lot of extra crankiness around here, and I am not just talking about me. All three have been walking around with waaaaay too much mucous a-flowin' this week. 

It also happened to be my Grandpa's 86th birthday celebration this weekend. Thankfully, Lute got over his runny nose for the most part in time for the party, but sadly, the littlest munchkins were not in a partying mood. Nick was kind enough to stay home with them so that Lute and I could enjoy the festivities. 

All ready to go, gifts in hand, I told Lute it was time to head to the car. 
"Okay, Mama," he said. He stopped mid-stride, looked at Eddie in all seriousness and said, "Sorry, Eddie, but just me and Mama get to go." Eddie laughed and shouted, "Bye bye!", unfazed.

Walking out to the car, Lute grabbed my hand and said, "Isn't this so exciting?"
"What's that, bud?"
"You know, Mama, it's just me and you!"
"It sure is, Lute," I laughed and squeezed his hand.

Later that night I wrote what happened in my sadly neglected journal. It was a moment to treasure. I know he won't always be so infatuated with me, but I am gonna take it while I can get it. 


  1. I LOVE this. Also, I'm watching bravo right now...

  2. Well, this made me cry. And, I've been infatuated with you for almost 33 years...so I'm sure he will be too!

  3. Popped in from SITS! He sounds like such a sweetheart!

  4. One on one time is priceless! my grandmother is 86. Happy birthday to your grnadpa. Thanks for stopping by on my special SITS day. :)

  5. SO cute! And that picture made me smile. Your story reminded me of the time my niece, who was 3 at the time, was sitting around the table with me, my mom, and her mom (my sister). She looked around at the three of us and asked, "Isn't this cozy?" It was SO cute!

  6. Awww! Reading this makes me want to go wake up my oldest and squeeze him. But I know better :P

  7. I love that age when they want mom all to themself. My 4 year old boy likes to have 'dates' with mom too.

  8. Visiting from SITS, sounds like you have a VERY sweet boy on your hands!

  9. Love your blog Carina! What a joy those little guys are... I can relate to much of what you shared and love your heart for your boys (big and little) and the lord... thank you for your gift!