A LONG time ago, when my sister-in-law had her first baby, she actually said this: "I think I'm the only person in the world who thinks my baby is cute, and that's only because she's my kid". Pretty sure that is something only a crazy person would say. I, on the other hand, think I have the very CUTEST baby ever born on the planet. No, make that universe. There has never been a more adorable little baby boy with big blue eyes and curly red (almost BLONDE now) hair, sticky fingers and skinny little chicken legs. I'm sure other mothers will try to disagree and say that their baby is the cutest. But they are wrong. Wrong. Even my mom says that her baby boy, my brother Ryan, was pretty cute and that Baby E is just about as cute as her baby. But guess what? She's also incorrect. Sorry to say, Baby E is the cutest.
But here is WHY Baby E is so darned cute: His squinchy-face smile. He has started doing this 'look' that seems to say "I'm just checking you out and after I figure out if I like you or not, I will either smile at you or just look away". He makes his eyes all squinty and squishes up his nose. You can't help but laugh at him - which makes him crack up and give you his big 'Irish Eyes' smile.
ANYWAY, I had four days off of work and went back today - only worked 6 hours, but most of that was used checking voicemail and email. I love the long weekends, but when I get back to work it's like I'm playing tag with a Kenyan marathon runner...... I will never catch up. So, after a busy day at work, I picked up Baby E from the babysitters and went to the neighbor's house for a beer and dinner. I'm so blessed to have such great neighbors - their little guy is just 2 weeks older than Baby E and they are fantastic playmates. We got to s it outside all evening - I just love this time of year!
Better go get some laundry done - if I don't stay on top of it, our entire house will be buried in dirty socks and underwear by Friday.