1. Tonight Taryn and Jason had a daddy daughter date night. They took off to Toys R Us to spend her giftcard she got for her birthday, then they were to head to dinner. She got to pick and she said she wanted “meatballs”. Jase called me from the road midroute, thinking they would be eating italian….nope, not our girl, she wanted IKEA meatballs. I love that kid so much. She makes me laugh.
2. Yesterday, Teagan was helping Jase with laundry and Jason had him carry a little towel into his room, put it in the drawer in the closet and close it. We’re not sure when it happened, but today we discovered Taryn’s pj’s also tucked ever so neatly on top of that towel. My sweet little Teagan is something else. I can just imagine his cute little self toddling the folded jammies to his room and tucking them away with care.
3. And Ty, so thoughtful toward his baby brother, snuck into the bathroom after dinner and filled the bathtub with balls, Teagan’s favorite toy in the whole wide world. Teagan’s face lit up and he said “Baaaalllllll!” and then “Tyyyyy!” when he saw them…he knew who had done it without even really knowing. That’s because Ty is always watching out for him and doing little special things for him. I love that.
Lemme add my own: 4. That you have enough balls in your house to fill up the bathtub. 🙂
I can’t even think of an appropriate comment after that!!
Sweetest post! I love that Teagan knew it was Ty that filled his tub w/ joy! So so sweet!
Oh I love father daughter dates. They were a favorite growing up. My dad would take us to a fancy restaurant we’d get all dressed up, I distinctly remember wearing a gigantic dress up hat. I hope they keep it up 🙂
Wow. Do you have any advice on how to raise such a conscientious young man like Ty? Whenever you retell these sweet gestures that he makes towards his siblings, I am in awe of your family. What a great young man you have. I hope my little (little) boy will be so sweet when he grows older.
I am loving the stories you tell about your kids. And also, Ikea food is REALLY good, so I totally don’t blame Taryn for wanting to eat there!
tab – 2 words, ball pit!
every so often your posts really hit home and I have to come out of lurkerdom to comment! I had daddy daughter date nights too… best memories ever and very special. I hope they continue their special dates! And seriously Ty is the sweetest kid ever!