Sunday, June 11, 2006

Hanging Ten on Sundae Sunday

Some might say that our day was just an ordinary Sunday. We went to church this morning, came home and had leftovers for lunch, and did some work around the house. But with two busy little boys, ordinary days are few and far between. Here are some of the "extra"ordinary things about today.
1. Watching (and following) Micah as he is constantly exploring and exercising his new skill of cruising around the furniture.

His favorite thing right now is to walk circles around our ottoman. He is so proud of his accomplishment and shows it through lots of screaming and beating on the furniture. We feel confident he will show up his big brother in the walking department. Noah didn't walk until 14 months but there's no chance this kid is waiting that long!
2. Sprinkler Surfing
After several very hot, dry days my humble little vegetable garden was looking pretty puny today. Duane had the brilliant idea to set up the sprinkler so it could get a better watering than just me with the garden hose (why didn't I think of that?). Noah took this as an opportunity for a little fun. When I was a kid we would turn on the sprinkler and run through it. That was fun. We were thrilled. Apparently that's way too ordinary for Noah. He decided sprinkler surfing was the only way to beat the heat.

3. Sunday Sundaes!

Noah has recently been having a little bit of trouble with what we would consider "the basics" - listening, responding, respecting. So, we issued him a challenge for a dessert and movie night last night if he could do a better job with "the basics" all day yesterday. He failed. So, he had another chance today and I must say he did much better. He really likes dessert and movies. It was sweet victory when he was allowed to end the day with a caramel sundae complete with whipped cream and a cherry on top! Not to mention a riveting episode of 123 Penguin.

4. The sweet smell of a clean little froggy!

Micah had an especially messy dinner. He has discovered that he loves tomatoes. I know. Weird kid. By the time he was finished eating he was covered from head to toe with little tomato seeds, so it was straight to the tub. There's nothing quite like a baby when they've just finished a bath. He was extra tired after only having one real nap today, so he was in bed by 7:00! That left time for mom to read books to Noah ( one of my favorite activities) and update her blog (one of my new favorite activities!). Another seemingly ordinary day made extraordinary by the way God continues to bless us through our children.


Celeste said...

Maybe if you let Noah run through the sprinklers naked like you used to, he wouldn't need a surf board.
Love you!

CNS said...

I tried to think of something clever to say...but I'm just laughing at Celeste's comment. That glimpse of your childhood helps me understand you a little better :).

jenny said...

You know me, such a free spirit!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but you really should have stopped by age 16!