M and I went to visit my friend, Denise, and her two girls today. Denise is also our WONDERFUL photographer, but first and foremost, she is one of our closest friends. Her girls, Rachel and Clare, are fantastic and they just love M! When I go there, I have two little babysitters just waiting to dote on him. Today was no exception, and he was fully entertained while Denise and I chatted. The girls had him wearing goofy hats, playing with funny disguise glasses, and climbing stairs. YES – CLIMBING STAIRS. I was shocked that M was able to do it, but he was! He even knew how to climb down. I got a chuckle when Clare sent Rachel up the stairs and wanted to see if M could make it to the top by trying to get to her. Denise and I asked that we keep him focused on just the bottom two stairs for now, please 😉
So I mentioned a while back that M won a photo contest that Denise was having. What we won was his photos on her splash page and a necklace with a photo charm of M. Denise had my necklace ready for me today. I love it! I love it for many reasons, but the biggest reason is that the chain is such that the charms make a little clinking sound when I’m on the move. Tonight, I went to Target all by myself. M was at home and in bed, and we needed some things for our impromptu trip to Chicago tomorrow. I have not been to Target by myself since before M was born. It was weird to be out without him – he’s my constant little companion. I was a bit lonely. But as I walked through the aisles, my new necklace made its little clinking sound and I felt my little buddy’s presence the entire time.
Clink, clink, clink. What a peaceful sound to this mama!