This week my other half (The Mummy Adventure) has been away at the (apparently) wildly anticipated Britmums Live 2012 show. So I have been left at home with Dylan, my wonderful boy who is nearly 11 months now.
A weekend alone with him is a very long time in comparison to the rest of my life as I work full time and I spend weekends with the 2 of them. Time alone with Dylan is few and far between.
Dylan is the best baby you could possibly imagine. Probably his most enviable trait (to other parents) is his knack at sleeping a good 13 hours or so every night, and a very routine 2 naps in the day. However this morning he clearly new what was going on. To him it must have been like Christmas morning, knowing that he will spend the whole day with me. And I can only put it down to his pure excitement, but he was awake a good 90 minutes before his normal time, calling out for me to come and airlift him to the world of toys downstairs.
Its worth noting that Dylan's favourite words are "Da', Dad, Ada, or Dadadadabababanananana". So when he wakes up in the morning and shouts his favourite word, I come running! (regardless of what The Mrs might have you believe) :-p
Today we had matching meals all day. We had weetabix with milk for breakfast. For lunch we had scrambled egg on toast. And for dinner we had BBQ at a friends house. We clearly both have good tastes in food. After all, great minds do think alike. :)
I love having such quality time with Dylan. He loves a little cuddle and loves even more to be thrown around the living room like an aeroplane, a pretend tigger, or just a rag doll. As long as it could be construed as an imaginary roller coaster ride, he loves it!
He is also probably the happiest baby in the world. For a good half hour at the BBQ he was just laying on the grass looking up at nothing, wiggling his feet and arms with excitement and giggling away at himself, singing his version of birdsong. He was so happy just being in the company of me, that he seemed as happy and relaxed to be laying in the grass as I was last week at download festival. Although I did miss him a lot (see my last post to see just how much).
He also had a cat nervously scrounging for scraps of food around him. Dylan took this opportunity food a quick stroke, following by a little poking, and then a back hand to the poor cats face. Clearly Dylan still has a bit to work on in terms of being around small creatures.
So overall, the whole day together today has been really good fun. We're really looking forward for the same again tomorrow. Here's to hoping that he gets up at 9am tomorrow like he does for his mummy.
P.S. The house is much tidier without The Mrs being here making a great big mess :-p
What do you get up to with your quality time with your baby? Any comments are more than welcome and if you have enjoyed this read please take a look through some of my other posts.