Matthew just came inside from the yard, where he's been playing with Seth for the past hour or so (without me! I've been inside with Lizzie). This is what he said, word for word:
"Mom, I love Seth. Lizzie's ok, but I love Seth. I love him with my whole heart. I love, love, love, love, love him. With more than my whole heart. We have lots of fun with each other, and I'm so glad to have a little brother who's kinda like me."
With that, he dashed back outside, but I don't think he was quite gone yet when my eyes filled up. I know that the loving feelings will come and go but wow - we've had an unprecedented three consecutive good days together and this sentiment from Matthew just caps them off!