One of my favorite times of the day is when Daddy comes home from work. Because it's summer, we're almost always outside when he gets home at 5:15. Luckily, because our house faces east, the shadow of the house is on the lawn in the evenings. This makes it very pleasant to be outside with the kids without worrying about sunscreen. They often run through the sprinkler or play with their cars or help me with the weeding.
But when Daddy turns the corner into the cul-de-sac, Miles and Vivienne both squeal and drop whatever they are doing to run out to meet him. With their adorable little toddler runs, they meet him in the middle of the cul-de-sac, where he opens the driver's side door. They eagerly hop into the car, one child in the passenger seat and one child on Daddy's lap, "driving" into the driveway with huge smiles on their faces. Even when they are soaking wet from playing in the sprinkler, Daddy will gladly let them sit on his lap to practice their steering skills and enjoy this special treat that Daddy shares with only them.
While I'm not looking forward to Jason going back to work this week, I am looking forward to him coming home and seeing the huge smiles on Miles and Vivienne's faces as they greet their dad.