1. Grandpa comes visiting, just briefly, but he takes Alec out into the rain for twenty minutes while I get lunch. It makes all the difference -- the meal and the nursery drop-off go very smoothly. Alec is still talking about it in the evening.
2. The stillness in the house when both Bettany and Alec are at nursery -- apart from the frenetic activity of me scoring out items on my to-do-list
3. The little tip of Bettany's tongue comes out when I offer her a taste of ice cream.