Alex said last night, "Mommy, Lucy needs you most, more than anything else in the world." He said it just like that with the emphasis on "you," and very matter of factly. I cannot tell you how much I loved hearing him say that. I loved it because it's true. I loved it because my young, innocent, five year old observed it. Then he followed that declaration up with another little gem right before he went to bed. "Mommy, Lucy's a booby fan!" Very funny and also true.
Now meet my best baby-sitters.
Plastic Turtle (per Kristiana while mommy showered)
Beethoven No. 9 and Paci (per husband alone with baby while mommy was at the gym)