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Unphotographed Moments – Day Two

(This post is part of a series for August 2013 entitled “Unphotographed Moments.” Read the intro to the series here.)

Today’s Unphotographed Moments:

Lying four to the bed in the first grey light of dawn. First Owlet, on the far left, rolled over in her sleep, leaving me a tiny sliver more space, which I took, rolling slightly myself. Then Platypup shifted in his sleep on my other side, causing Thor, on the far right, to do so as well. I immediately had to repress a desperate desire to belt out “cuatro en la cama, dijo el niño en piyama: ‘dense vuelta, dense vuelta’ y se dieron vuelta todos y uno se cayo,” (due to a board book we have, we always sing “ten in the bed and the little one said ‘roll over'” in Spanish around these parts) and, even though for obvious reasons I only sang in my head, it still caused Owlet to sigh and Thor to laugh in his sleep.

During the kissing part of our Little Uncaged Musicians “Hello” song, which today we were doing seated in a circle rather than standing as usual, Platypup walked around giving real, stinking-cute, lip-smacking kisses to a different person each time: me, Thor, Granny, and our good friend Rapunzel.

Feeding a bottle of pumped milk to a friend’s baby, his bright blue eyes locked on mine all the while. As much as I love the cuddliness and ease of nursing, you do get to see more of the little one’s face with a bottle! Made me remember when the last kids I babysat for regularly were tiny.

Reading one book out loud while Thor read a different book out loud, at Owlet’s request of course. Very funny, and we made it all the way through! (I “won” since my book was shorter.)

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Today’s one-shot photo:

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