Sunday, October 23, 2011

much needed kisses

The picture above is of Brooks and I walking into church...daddy-o is MIA on a business trip so I was flying solo with our little man today. Lately Brooks can't sit still for longer than 10 minutes in Sacrament Meeting (once the first two songs are over, he's done;) and Adam is always so sweet to let me relax and enjoy the meeting while he roams the halls with our boy. Today that little boy and I were late. So after barely getting the sacrament out in the hall, we stayed out on the couches and I tried to simultaneously listen to the talks over the speaker and read him some new books we got just yesterday :)
Did he want to read them? Any of them? Nope. *sigh* He wiggled right out of my lap and was on the run...bee-lining it straight for the drinking fountain, his own little water park. After a few minutes he got tired of that, so off he went. Running all the way around the church (always 10 steps in front of me) until he came back to his beloved little fountain. In between his fountain/hallway run relay he noticed an open door and slipped into the empty children's primary room. He quickly spotted the piano, and began to "play" not-so-reverent accompaniment...yikes. As I carried him out of the room he wiggled and reached with all his might back to the piano, saying "No! No! Noooo!"
To say that my Little B tired this mama out is an understatement...it was only an hour at church, but I was at the end of my rope. Thank goodness there was nursery next :) We headed on in, and of course he stuck like glue to my leg 'til I sat him in his little chair, at the table with the rest of the little kids, and sat right behind him. It was play-doh time. Brooks was happy as could be, using the little rolling pin to smash the clay. And his favorite was when I'd make him play-doh snakes for him to whip around and then tear apart into tiny pieces. Sorry Mr. Snake.

Out of the middle of no where, he turned around with puckered lips, and leaned in for a sweet little kiss. Oh I about melted right there on the floor. I always have to be the one to ask for a kiss, and he gives them to me only half the time...but today was different. He turned around for about 10 more kisses within a 5 minute time period. Smiles from both of us followed each one. And I honestly had to hold back the tears. Pregnancy hormones anyone? Maybe. Or it could've been because my little boy somehow knew that I desperately needed those kisses...today he had been more challenging than normal, I must have had less patience, and I was missing his daddy a lot. But those kisses fixed it all.
That sweet boy of mine fell asleep on the way home from church...he was more than ready for his nap. And so am I. Sweet dreams and Happy Sunday :)

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Spiritual Health:
I read this as soon as I got home and it was just what I needed.
"Because She Is a Mother" by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

14 comments:

jordan said...

Aw that is so sweet, he knew his mama was tuckered out so he gave you the extra kisses. That completely melts my heart!

Rylie Renee said...

My goodness, your blog is adorable! I love everything about it.:)

aaronandjenniferkartchner said...

Did you get the new iPhone?! Cause those pics on your site look great! I love them so soft and sweet!
You are amazing haley! Love and miss you!

Gentri said...

Did you get Instagram?! Can we be Instagram friends? I'm on there as gentrilee! :D These pictures are LOVELY! So so sweet. :)

Ashley Eliza said...

just found your blog!! your little guy is adorable. I love finding UT bloggers!!

xoxo

Shalyn said...

This is so sweet, Haley. I love hearing motherhood stories (especially now;-)) and you are one of the best for sure! I love that he kissed you- melts my heart.

Kiki said...

Grant loves the "You are Special" book, and so do I! Sounds like a tiring day at church! I love the last picture, so sweet!

shandey said...

cutest thing ever! when my little girl is wild at church and i am about to have a meltdown, she'll do something like that and make everything worth it. (even when she dupps all of the goldfish out of her snack cup and then stomps on them, then proceeds to pour her water onto the stomped on goldfish)

Lindsay R said...

church with a baby is hard sometimes. i read my babe lots of books yesterday too!

i am looking forward to reading that talk. :)

Lindsay

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Awww. It's not pregnancy hormones, girl...this post made me teary, too. Probably because I TOTALLY can relate. Being a Mama is such a hard but REWARDING job...this story is the perfect example of the tightrope moms teeter on- from end of the rope to over the moon.

Beautiful Beautiful Brooks. It's hard to be a toddler and sit still in church, bless his heart. But those definitely look like some awesome books! I love Max Lucado! We are reading his book Fearless in our Sunday School class right now, and it is so wonderful!

Hope the rest of your Sunday was RESTFUL and lovely. HUGS to you, and Brooks! Hope Adam get home soon and safely. xo

Brooke said...

Aw, what a sweet way to end the morning. Little One recently LOVES to give kisses to me over and over and over again! It's so cute :)

Jamie said...

He is precious. There is nothing sweeter than a sleeping baby.

kelli case anderson said...

his perfect little face is just adorable!

Lauren said...

Look at those lovely lashes!!

Lauren
http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

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