The other night Paul fell asleep before I did and looking at him I began to feel all tender. I was thinking how great it is that despite the fact that we’ve been married almost fourteen years and that he is a 38 year old giant, he still looks sweet to me. I decided to take a quick picture.
As the Photo Booth counted down he awoke. This is a look with which, in our near fourteen years together, I have become familiar. It’s his, “WHAT are you doing” face. He thinks he looks like a Eastern European serial killer…who’s married.
Yesterday a box came in the mail. Christopher found it on the doorstep, “There is a box from Uncle Nathan, your brother, that is so sweet he has gotten a present for you.” I opened it right away and the excitement knew no bounds as we pulled out box after box, several for each of the big kids and one each for Eden and me.
Christopher received an long sleeve Einstein tee, a jazz CD and a door alarm which he is holding in the photo above. He was thrilled.
Lydia received two CD’s and a door alarm.
I received a beautiful book about Japan, with lovely illustrations and hand written observations by the author, an American, who spent a year there.
Eden received a kit for nail art which included several nail colors as well as a book showing how to make different creatures on her nails. This was great, but what stalled her was the fact that, “I didn’t want to get only one present.”
I set her up at the table and got her going with her one present and she was soon happily immersed. Later she offered to do my nails and I gave her my feet. The results are below.
She was pretty proud of the results. There were several thumbs up exchanged as well as some squinting and head nodding. She knows she’s good.
I was hoping to get a pedicure this weekend, but how am I going to justify erasing this artistry? Last night I showed off to Paul (in Eden’s hearing, of course) and today when Torey comes by I will make a big deal to her so that maybe, just maybe I can get something fresh. Or perhaps I’ll let her give me a manicure.