Just Another Day
Today was one of those days that I try to soak up and hold close. I got to just play with my kiddos, spend some time outside in the nice weather, let the goats and dog-who-wishes-he-was-a-goat run around outside and let the kids burn off some energy and get dirty. I got to clean my house with help from the kiddos. I got a few things done and felt good about crossing them off my list. I got to play kitchen with Nathan over and over again. ("Hot! Mama! Hot hot hot!") (Nathan's other favorite game, I must tell you, is "Work." He comes over, gives you a kiss, says "Bye bye!" and waves, and then goes and gets on his scooter and drives off. Then he drives back and says, "Home!" Repeat, repeat, repeat. Gotta love a one-year-old's imagination!) I also got to read to James, and listen to one of our new favorite stories (The Magician's Elephant) with him. I got to just relax and BE with my two lovely, funny, sweet, adorable, perfect kiddos. I even had a nap!
And then to top it all off, my husband came home from work and took over as I ran out the door to have dinner with one of my oldest and best friends (who lives several hours away but happened to be in town). That's right, I got to have dinner, out at a restaurant, without children, AND talk with a good friend. All by myself. It was all unbelievably awesome.
I have so much to be thankful for. What a perfect day. Good night!
Oh, and if you're interested in all the NaBloPoMo stuff, I should add that my friends Patricia and Jessie are also participating this year! Check them out!