|M was so happy with his face paint.|
1170) As I tucked the little guy in bed, M said, "Mama, Let's talk about fruit." He then began an impressive and comprehensive litany of fruits. After naming all the berries he could think of, he moved on to melons. "Watermelons," he added, "and campalope."
1171) "Mama." M still calls me Mama and I love it and I've wanted someone to call me this and it just gets me when he does it.
1172) And then I look out the window today and see one of my lovely, decorative couch pillows. . . in the mud under the window. How does this happen? (Aforementioned cute 3 year old) I'm thankful that I saw it before more torrential rain . . . and, I have a great life with unexpected adventures.
1173) Birthday celebrations and how happy it makes my children. T (6) was so happy with his birthday breakfast pancake with The Lawyer and his gum. How wonderful that he enjoys such simple things so thoroughly.
1174) Gift of a glass water bottle from a friend. A simple thing (a hand me down, even) that made me feel loved and I love it.
1175) New books and sharp pencils and clean pages and that fresh, crisp fall feeling
1176) Space and time to breathe and to enjoy. Now that I've finally realized that it was summer. . . we are trying to squeeze in as many trips to the pool as we can. It's wonderful to read chapters of books aloud and to enjoy the kids' enjoyment at the pool and not to rush home.
1177) Five hours of sleep. So wonderful.
1178) Closed doors. We ask and look and do not see ways to move from this house or these circumstances. I'm so glad we are kept from things that would not be good for our family.
1179) Baby teeth! G (9 mo) just had his first two teeth pop out. Everyone celebrated and wanted to thrust their fingers in his mouth to confirm. Love these zealous kids, always ready to celebrate!
|The Lawyer harvests basil and Swiss chard from our Tower Garden.|
|Another rainy day leads to some indoor creativity.|