Today I'm thankful for the joy that my children bring to my life. I returned today from being gone 3 out of the last 4 nights. Justin was a rockstar with the kids...he did it all and I came home to a clean house both times. The kids were both well taken care of and happy when I arrived back home. It's a great feeling.
Just as I walked in tonight, both kids met me with smiles and hugs. Justin had to take off right away so I got to spend an hour of uninterrupted quality time with them. We played hide-and-seek, took "rides" around the house in the laundry basket, read books, and laughed. As Alexis was reading me her homework, Austin disappeared for awhile and came back looking like this:
The 3 of us giggled for at least a minute. This little guy is so funny and so happy 99% of the time. It can be stressful dealing with difficult kids all day at school but it never fails, I come home and my kids are such a breath of fresh air. I don't know what I'd do without them. They bring me SO much joy!
Here are a few more photos from our evening of giggles!
Austin is looking so grown up!
Alexis crashed after a ride in the laundry basket!
When daddy got home, he had some help switching the laundry from his best buddy, Austin!