When I sat down to write this post initially, I was at a complete freeze.
Nothing really stood out as spectacular. I mean-it was a good day...but it seemed like just another day of good old back-breaking fun. And by back breaking, I am for real: William is a tank. A cute tank. But a heavy one too.
I reviewed my day. I did some yard work while the kids practiced cartwheels in the front lawn. (My neighbors hopefully missed the compromising positions I found myself in while being enthralled in the weeding business- there was some pretty hard to reach places, you know.) We played in the backyard some more, and William once again banished us to the living room for a time. We also picked some flowers for my table and they make me smile. But it seems like everything I wrote about yesterday all over again and probably, in essence, what I wrote about a month ago!
I took a break and realized I needed to pick up the chalk and toys in the backyard. I made my way outside in time to see such a pretty sunset. There was a social at the church down the street and so I got to water my lawn to the sound of them laughing and shouting. I could see them running after frisbees from my patio, and I swear it was breath taking. Just people enjoying each other on a beautiful summer evening.
(I would have taken a picture if I was good photographer, except I probably wouldn't have because I don't even know those people and wouldn't it be weird if one of them stumbled upon my blog and saw their picture, that I took, two fences down? Glad I thought that one through- you'll just have to take my word for it...it was a happy sight to take in.)
Anyway, something about it just lifted my spirits and made me realize what an awesome opportunity life is. What a gift.
I continued picking up the remnants of a day well played and took a moment to realize it's good to be alive.
William got stung by a bee TWICE in his eye. I tried to get a picture, but it just doesn't do it justice, he was pretty swollen today- but he was a champ and after an initial scream, he was solaced so long as I was in eye sight.
Ok- I debated putting this one on here. But I am going to ignore the fact that it is a picture of me in my swimsuit and zero in on how much fun we had running through the sprinkler together! And let me tell you- we had fun.
Caity loves spraying the hose into the tree and making it "rain"
We made a star!
They thought that was pretty tricky...
They are so weird, sometimes!
We made a pretend house out of chalk. It was so much fun. Some of my favorite parts: Johnny's ninja turtle bed, every room had a slide, Caity putting hangers in everyone's room, the fruit they drew in the fridge, Caity reminding me to put a basketball on Dad's bed, Caity insisting we make a toilet, Johnny's octopus in his room, everyone voting that William get his own room because he is so loud sometimes. When I went back there tonight, I added a little framed picture of me and Caity to her "wall" of her chalk bedroom. I think she'll like it.
I found these two pictures from yesterday and wanted to share them with my future self :
These two are buddies. Caity is trying to coach him in his walking endeavors.
I love when he sits on his knees! :)