Even after having yet another bad night sleep, his smile always manages to cheer me up.
Lately I have been waking between 1am and 2 am and not able to get myself back to sleep. Not fun. Of course I spend that time thinking , worrying and stressing. I wish I could make my mind stop sometimes. Not as much as I wish they had a cure for childhood cancer however.
We took the kids out to the park this morning and returned for lunch and then out again for the afternoon. Jayden was in fabulous form, I honestly think that he spent an easy 80% of today laughing. he was just so happy. Even Layla's friend who spent the day with us commented on how much he laughs.
He was No doubt so happy because the kids were home but also because he just loves life. And You just cant help but smile and laugh with him, its really beautiful.
After we came back from the park in the afternoon we decided to go out for dinner. We didn't go to our local little Italian restaurant that we always go to this time and decided to try something new. I don't think it would have mattered where we were though as it was just great to be together. I know I will never take that for granted. Sitting together, eating together, laughing together as a family are true gifts in my life and I am so grateful for them.
We even had an ice cream at the ice team shop nearby after dinner which the kids were over the moon about. And I even treated myself to two glasses of wine at dinner rather than the one I normally have. And gosh I'm glad I did that.
I'm now laying next to my beautiful little man as he sleeps. Once I finish this entry I'm going to join my other two kids in the lounge room to watch a DVD . Saturday night, movie night.
We had a beautiful day today, together as a family, and I hope for so many more.