Thursday, April 15, 2010

green grass and adorable little people

My goodness I don't know that I have ever been so ready for spring, so excited for warmth, so anxious for sunshine. I might say that every year, but this time is for real. This winter was so long. It snowed and snowed and snowed. It was cold, grey, and gloomy. I try really hard to be grateful for whatever the weather may be, but as the long grey days drug on my spirits ran low. My moods really do revolve around the weather and I wish I could change that. Maybe I belong on a beach by the equator somewhere, where I can enjoy a blissful, sunny existence. I do love the seasons though, and living here we really get to experience the best of every season.

Spring is springing. I feel like a little animal finally emerging from my black hole after a long winter in hibernation. My mom came over today and we spent the entire day outside raking, weeding, watering, and scattering seed. I can't wait to have a green lawn. The sound of the lawn mower is music to my ears. The smell of green grass and the mist of sprinklers on a hot day are heaven. The epitome of summer.

I am so in love with this little chubby boy. He was just making me smile so big, making me giggle, watching him sit in his chair like a little old man in his fishing hat. I really wish I could share his personality with the world. He is just the sweetest, cuddliest, most lovable little thing.

Kaden was a little helper and I had to make him put his shoes back on about a thousand times. I now understand the frustration my mom had when we would ask, "why are you always yelling at me?" Um, excuse me, but I ask nicely the first 3 times, but by the 8th time you have it coming to you. I seem to be "yelling" a lot lately, as demonstrated by the little man when he found a broken sprinkler in the yard:
K: Mama, you broke this spwinkwer. That's not good; that's not good at all.
Me: Mommy didn't break it; it was already broken.
K: Wisten to me. What did I say Mom? I told you over, and over, and over. You don't breaking things.

He is such a darling little boy. He seems to be growing up so fast, always learning new words, saying new things, and everyday he looks older to me. I say it all the time, but these boys bring true joy into my life. I am so in love and there is no way on earth I could ever say it or demonstrate it enough.

I know I am their mom, but man those kids are adorable.


Lolee said...

If Beckham gets even an ounce cuter, I may have to come and steal him!! (but I'm not super responsible, so after smothering him with kisses and swinging him in the baby swings at the park, I'd probably bring him back:)

the sleepy time gal said...

love the green bumbo and the last photo!

Kara said...

Your boys are ADORABLE!! I'm excited for you to have Spring finally. We get to enjoy a couple weeks of spring around here before it gets hotter and miserable for the next 6 months. But, I don't know how my body would handle six months of winter again. I hope your yard goes in smoothly and I'm sure you'll enjoy every bit of it this summer.

Brooke said...

Adorable, indeed!

Lisa and Rustin said...

Ummm...your kids ARE adorable!!!

Dan and Ashley said...

It's not just you....they really ARE adorable!!! so so so cute. I can't wait to see pictures of your yard!

Traci Barnes said...

I guess I can stay modest if I agree that I have the cutest Grandsons in the world. I wish we were closer to help with the yard. Your mom is awesome and so are you and Matt.

Jenny said...

Oh my, I love your blog! You have captured so many beautiful, sweet, precious moments with your boys. Thank you for posting. You are an inspiration to me. I found you through Suzanne Hart and I'm glad I did. Keep up the amazing posts and happy mothers day.