"It's a great day to be alive; I know the sun's still shining when I close my eyes."
I don't know who wrote that country song, but it sums up the last 10ish days of our lives.
We have had many moments of joy over the past week. A day in the park while in Farmington at my parents' place provided many happy memories: throwing rocks in the pond, seeing snakes and turtles warm themselves in the sun, and a run in the pouring-down rain. The kids thought it was funny, and when it was all over~we did, too!
Our oldest, Evan, participated in his first school concert. It was a cute kindergarten program called "The Runaway Pancake." The kids all had hand-made pancake masks. They were cute. I practically knew every word of the song, thanks to my daily commute side-kick. I heard that song no less than 100 times over the past month!
Also, the kids have started to play a new game. It's called "Ideas." Thank you, Evan, for such a creative name for a wonderful game. Basically, they all sit on our swing and think up different tasks to complete and see who can do it first. The other day, Claire's "idea" was:
1. Touch the fence.
2. Touch Evan's tree.
3. Touch Claire's tree.
4. Touch the sand box.
5. Spank Sophie's bootie.
6. Spank Elvis' bootie.
It cracked us up, watching the kids run around completing their little tasks. Sophie was a great sport at letting her big brother and sister chase her around to spank her. We have had many memorable moments this week that we cherish. Tonight, I ended my very long day with a rock-a-by baby Sophie and some cuddling. What will I do when the rock-a-by stage is gone? That's what I was made for.........Not much brings me more joy. I love these little people and the man I share my life with who leads our family to big and bold and wonderful things. Thank you, Jesus, for allowing these blessings to flow through our family.
May we be an eternal funnel of You and Your love!
"....But why can't every day be just this good?"