Sunday, June 5, 2011


Last night I couldn't go sleep. I got out of bed and went in to check on Summer and Forrest. For the last year Summer has been begging me to have another midnight cheerios date. I whispered in her ear to wake her up and as soon as her eyes opened, I asked her if she wanted to join me downstairs for cheerios. Her entire face lit up. We tip-toed down the stairs in the dark and I got out the milk, bowls, spoons and cheerios.  We sat on our kitchen table with the lights on dim and a quilt wrapped around us.  Neither of us ate very much but that wasn't the point. I asked her about Kindergarten and noticed for the first time that she had a band-aid on her arm. She said she fell on the rug at school and got a rug burn. Something I had not even noticed the day before. I also learned some fun facts... she really wants to paint more because she wants to learn how to paint families. Cute. Her very favorite thing about Kindergarten recess is talking with her friends. I then told her 5 things (because she is 5) I loved about her and she then started to get sleepy. As we tip-toed back up the stairs she said, "Mama, will you tuck me in with the quilt so that when I see it in the morning I can know this was not a dream?" I grabbed the quilt and tucked her back into bed. I took this picture of her this morning when she woke up. So cute. I love my Summer and I can't wait to start this tradition with my Forrest.