Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A TK Day!


I needed to update my journal on TK as our relationship continues to bloom. I got my first TK sleepover. How could I have forgotten that first morning smile and sweet scent of baby sleep lying next to me. It's been many years since I've had a baby cuddled next to me kicking me awake at 6am. Dave was out of town and I asked Jess if she would ditch her hubby and have a sleepover at my house. She made the meals and changed the diapers but let TK and I be together by hanging out in the den. I had to be firm but he was such a good baby that we created a rhythm. He wore me out and I needed a full day of recovery.

We all went to breakfast one morning at the casino a 1/2 mile away and I don't normally agree to eat in restaurants with a 20mo. old but he was great. He flirted with everyone and didn't throw any food. He thinks riding on my walker is the bomb and the many other people with walkers found in the casino were doing double takes. We have to hide the walker now but only after a few rides around the house.

He has a big thing with men, like grampy Dave, my brother etc. He follows Dave like a puppy and Dave lets him water the flowers or sneaks him a treat. He thinks my 6ft brother is a jungle gym. Nikki and him are getting better at being buds after 1000 demonstrations and repetitions of the word nice. He always shares his food with her and loves dog kisses, but Nikki doesn't understand his open mouthed "engh."

His parents play REAL rough with him and he loves to be scared, like boo scared. He hit my head with the door lightly but I acted like it hurt so he will learn to be gentle with me. He reached for me with big empathetic eyes and hugged me saying awwww. Then out of no where said "you all ite.? Kill me now! In my house if he finds something he knows he shouldn't have he brings it to me. Yup, my lap gets very full. lol If I drop something he always picks it up saying "uh oh" and hands it to me. He is VERY aware something is different with me. He senses my disability.

When he makes his entrance into my house he now runs into my arms with a big long hug, before Nikki (my dog)was his main focus. My heart just bursts that I have been given this time with TK and the honour of being a gramy. I will miss him the most when I move but I'll only be 2-1/2 hours away.

22 comments:

Star said...

I'm sure you're just lapping up all the moments before you move. The sleepover sounds like fun, and the fact that he "gets" that he needs to take special care around you is so sweet. Thanks for sharing the adorable photos :D

Yolanda said...

It sounds as though you had a lovely time.

Becca said...

What a gift :) You must have had such fun - exhausting, but fun!!

Thanks for sharing xoxo

Jolene said...

Wow! He is getting so big and I know you just love those moments with him. When you move away those moments will be even more special.
Hugs,
Jolene

emmapeelDallas said...

What a terrific post! And I loved the pics, too, Tammy!

:)

J

Pam said...

Ah, the days spent with our grandchildren, they sparkle like jewels. Their sensitivity to our illness never ceases to amaze me, the willingness to help, the tenderness.

I'm so glad that you got to have TK for an overnight, there is nothing quite like it. The energy of our grandchildren to start our day.

Vedrana M. said...

aww, beautiful photos. you must had a great time, xxx

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

What joy in this little boy! Yeah for granchildren :) xx, JP/deb

Brian said...

What great pictures. :)

I hope you have a great weekend.

Nancy said...

Tam,
Sorry I haven't been around much...too much going on and way too overwhelming for me. I miss our chats (email and phone), but hope to find some balance sooner than later.
Your TK is one sweet lover boy. I don't know who's luckier...him or you!
Talk soon...

Love you,
Nance

Rach said...

I am so in love with your little grandson, and the time you have with him sounds like such fun.
x

tinker said...

"You all ite?" Awww!!! That's the cutest thing I've read all day - what a sweetie! And those photos, he's such a little cutie pie, too. You can tell from the look in those big eyes of his - the love and adoration is mutual, Grandma.~XOXO

giggles said...

Your precious sweetness is an old soul! What a doll! He instinctively knows! What a nice relationship you have. I detect true happiness in your tone!

Hugs Sherrie

Eileen said...

He is so beautiful and if sounds like you had a magical time, with many more to come. I LOVED the pictures, he is just so cute, I so miss those days with my girls. He sounds like a smart little guy too!
Glad you had the chance to have such a special time with such a special little guy.
XOXO

Amber said...

aww,this made me smile! How sweet he is! "you all ite?" Awwww!!! I am so happy you get to have this time with him.

I will be out of town this weekend for my b-day. But let me see about applehill next week. :)

:)

Tabor said...

For some reason I could not see that cool slide show on my PC at work. But I am very much enjoying it at home. Many blessings showered upon your pixie head!

Kelly said...

aw, you're finally ahead of the dog...now THAT is a milestone ;-)

Jimmy said...

Just so you know, sometimes stories like this really, really make me smile. Wonderful!

paris parfait said...

Oh, sweetheart what a beautiful post - and the photos of that adorable little face! He is precious and seeing him makes me long for the day I have grandchildren (well, hopefully not for a few years yet). :) Am so glad you and TK are having such fun together. xoxox

daisies said...

2 1/2 hours ~ easy peasy. my parents live that far away from us and we see each other ALL the time and my son goes up for 3 weeks every summer to stay with them :)

beautiful beautiful post!! xox

Jana B said...

Awwwwwww.... that is SO UNBELIEVEABLY CUTE!!!!! I love how he loves you, and that you get to spend times like this with him!!!!

DEREK said...

you know I'm sitting here catching up, so many new things to do on blogger. I love this. My mom's keeping Ethan this week, my sister's having her gallbladder taken out. TK is growing so much!