Sunny days keepin’ the clouds away..
~Jars of Clay, Sunny Days
It’s been a whirlwind past few weeks. Here’s a peek of our happenings..
Out for a bike around the block. We play “The Mailbox Game”.. Isaac is allowed to go to the next mailbox and wait for me to catch up and then he can go to the next. Keeps him moving at a safe pace, and keeps it fun for him.
One of our weekends was spent in Maryland watching my Maryland State Police Candidate husband run a race with his class. Isaac and I were able to walk around a beautiful park. The little guys favorite part was saying hi to men and women in uniform. At one point a mounted officer clip clopped by on her horse and looked down at Isaac to say hi. Isaac responded in kind and then as she left he looked up at me in awe and said “That was Yawesome!” (Yawesome=awesome in Isaac speak) He is quite proud of the profession his daddy has chosen!
September has already brought us some beautiful fall weather. Cool days, leaves beginning their change. And more fun and beauty is to be had as September winds down into October! Life just keeps on moving forward and we are enjoying the ride!
That’s right, it is my crocheting anniversary! A year ago this month I began this journey of yarn. Crochet has quickly become a beloved friend of mine. Its quiet and meditative nature has calmed me through a year of tumultuous life. Crochet is peaceful, meaningful, and beautiful. Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t pick it up sooner. But maybe my appreciation wouldn’t have been as great, maybe my distracted self would have thrown it to the wayside without giving it much thought. Maybe I found it when I needed it. You know though, now that I found it I think I’ll hold on to it. My hippy self thanks me.
I am hosting a giveaway via my Facebook page. If you’d like to enter you can scroll down and on the left side of the screen find my Facebook link. Give me a “like” and you can head over there to enter! Unfortunately I can only ship in the United States. I am sorry for this as I know many of my readers are else where in the world.
Phew, summer is beginning to fade.. the leaves are starting to turn. Crazy crazy! I have a special post in progress, for another day. Today I will just give you a sampling of this past weeks shenanigans.
Isaac is coloring.. “Phew.. This is hard work.”
After praying with Isaac I asked him if he’d like to thank God for anything. “Yes. For lollihops. Thank God for lollihops.. the GREEN lollihop with daddy at the bank. Thank you God. For buttons. I press buttons at Target. I press buttons at home. Thank you God. Playing piano. Piano at Janie’s. Piano at Poppop’s. Ummmm.. and… ummm… What comes next mommy? Oh.. Amen.”
Isaac told me tonight that “God made my noses, my mouths and cookies!”
I think we need to work on how to play hide and seek with Isaac.. “Mommy, I’m hiding under my blanket.”
Isaac’s main bedtime song is Silent Night. Tonight he sang through the whole thing with me and then ended it with “Sleep in a piece of pie, sleep in a piece of pie..” Pie on the mind?
Me: Isaac are you ready for that diaper change yet?
Isaac: No thank you, I’m not done.
And we laugh.
We’re slowly getting back into the swing of things since vacation ended. Isaac and I are learning a new routine without daddy during the week. When it gets to this point in the summer things start to move super fast it seems, fall is quickly approaching. So, let’s slow it down a bit and remember the beauty that’s surrounding us…
Ahh, vacation. I’m close to the end of it though. My mothers family spends a week together on the Chesapeake. We are far away from real life at The Bay, a good half hour to the nearest “large” town. “The end of the world” as my husband put it. Not every ones cup of tea, but mmm.. I drank it in. The beauty, the peace. Oh yes, there were bugs. Tons. Isaac and I were eaten alive a few times and required Benedryl and many applications of witch hazel to be comfortable. I even managed to step on a giant wasp that was eating a giant dragonfly. My foot swelled up and hurt for a few days after that! However, that was a small price to pay for the wonderful family time, the intense pool time, and the breathtaking beauty surrounding us. There was anxiety hanging over my husband and I though. This was our last full week together before he was headed off to 26 weeks of Police Academy. It’s fitting that we were spending our last bit of time together in the State we will soon be residing in. Maryland, the Eastern Shore to be exact, is beautiful and hopefully a place we will call home in six months time!
Now, Isaac and I are still on vacation. I left Joel at the Maryland State Police Academy on Sunday and road tripped to my immediate families annual Cape May, NJ vacation. I’ve been a bit lazy and have yet to get the camera out. It’s been a bit of a bummer not having my husband here and knowing that he is going through a very very rough first week of Academy. But he has called me and let me know he is okay, in pain and exhausted, but okay. So, if you think of it, you can say a little prayer for strength and endurance for him.
One of Isaac’s favorite shows is Dinosaur Train. Because of this I almost constantly have one of their songs running through my brain. Often it is the song “Get into Nature”.. I love having a child who loves to be outside, if he could be out all day he would. Getting dirty, running, eating various garden goodness, hiding. He is very observant too and will let me know if I have missed a certain flower he considers photo worthy. I come from a nature loving family and am happy my son is carrying on the tradition. So..
Get up. Get outside. Get into nature.
My Stormy Blooms blanket is off to a growing family. It will soon hold a precious infant in it’s warmth.