Day 261, the day I combine many words (over 1,000) with the picture.
Rob was out of town last week, from Sunday through Friday. When he returned home, I milked his presence, and I let the boys soak up time with their Dad. On Sunday, after church, I took a nice long nap, while Rob did his thing, and the boys did their thing. Continue reading
This was not the picture I planned on posting today. I was going to pull from my collection of Amherst Shore pictures taken over the summer. You know, share a picture that oozes peace, beauty, and quiet. After all, today – in my world – is Sunday. This is my day of rest. And, I did rest. I took a nice and long nap.
Now? Well, now I am trying to catch up on blog posts. Alas, my youngest has other plans. He’s hoovering. He’s questioning. He’s staring. Hence, he’s the subject of the day.
Today we celebrated our friend Tessa’s 2nd birthday. Tessa is a special friend of our family, because I was her ‘nighttime nanny’ during her first few months of life.
During the nighttime hours, I tended to Tessa’s needs, while her parents tended to the needs of her older sister. Her sister didn’t have many needs, so really Tessa’s parents tended to their sleep needs.
I am getting this picture posted just under the “Day 258″ wire. After school, the boys and I went to the park with friends. Playing at the park led to an invitation to continue playing and eat supper at a friend’s house, which led to a late departure for home and a late return home. What a wonderful afternoon and evening these buddies had together.
Joe is a smart kid. Only 7yrs old, the kid already knows his strengths and weaknesses. Last night, I shared our dinner conversation with my Facebook friends.
The boys and I were talking about races, and each one thought about which races they could win. Joe said, “Oh, I could win a running race easy, if I were running against toddlers. And, I could so win a biking race against toddlers on tricycles.”
The best part about Joe’s comments (which I did not include on Facebook) is the fact the training wheels are still on his bicycle. He knows his limits, and he sets up his challenges accordingly.