We went for a little walk yesterday. I was trying to tire out the little ones.
I asked the big boys to come along. Going for walks with them isn’t like it used to be.
The brought along their (bb) guns.
Jacob gave Seth a bb to play with but I took it back. Davy put one in his ear once and didn’t tell us for months after. We had to take him to the ear doctor to get it out and it was rusty. Notice Caleb…he has a (nerf) sword. You would think I would feel safe with them around to protect me. (no)
The sweetest thing happened to us yesterday. My friend Caroline texted me to ask if we were busy. She wanted to bring over an ice cream party. She knew it was naptime so she brought it to our house!
Yes, it was nap time, but still, I woke them up. When I went to get Caleb out of my bed, I found him like this:
They didn’t mind waking up to “make your own” ICE CREAM SUNDAES.
She brought: ice cream, frozen yogurt, whipped cream, fudge and caramel sauce, rainbow and chocolate sprinkles, plastic spoons, and paper bowls. I would encourage any of you (and me, too) to surprise your friends like this, someday, too. She brought everything over in a cooler and after the kids swam in the pond, they came back in for more. It was great.
Guess what. Sarah’s wearing a dress today that I made 10 years ago with my Mom’s help, for Grace. I love it. I remember picking out the fabric and sewing with my mom…and how proud I was when we finished it.
I have another book recommendation for you.
Life is so Good, by George Dawson and Richard Glaubman, published in 2000
“In this remarkable book, George Dawson, a 103-year-old slave’s grandson who learned to read at age 98, reflects on his life and offers valuable lessons in living and a fresh, firsthand view of America during the twentieth century.” ~back cover
I discovered this book while browsing the biography section in Barnes and Noble. I was intrigued as soon as I read the title. “Life is Good” is a mantra of mine. As I read the back cover, I knew I would be reading this amazing book very soon…..and I bought it that night (while on a date with my husband). I started it yesterday and highly recommend it to you, my friends.
First sentence: “Wanting to enjoy every moment, I stared at the hard candies in the different wooden barrels.”
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT: Another one of my mantras! Really, this man’s attitude is inspiring and such a good example of happy living.
Sarah in the pond
Blueberry coffee cake, made this morning, stuck to the darn bundt pan
Life is Good T-shirt, Shanda, @ the playground with the children last week
I’m making dinner and blogging at the same time. It’s sloppy joes and broccoli tonight.
I sent the children all outside to play and they rescued a baby bunny from the cat. The baby bunny is missing some back fur but is otherwise fine.