Saturday, May 28, 2011

this is how it's supposed to be

We have had the best day. It's been busy busy and so much fun. We woke up early this morning to head to Silverton to watch the cyclists come in from the Iron Horse bike race. We left with what I thought was plenty of time, but really slow traffic made us too late to cross the check point before the road closed. We made the best of it, along with a lot of other really disappointed people. We set up our chairs and cheered people on as they raced by. The race is 50 miles, and it is tough. Incredibly beautiful though. The drive was so pretty and I couldn't help but say that over and over. We drove with our windows down, listening to the whir of the fancy bikes and letting the wind blow through the car. The boys were so happy and excited.

Kaden was really sad when we had to stop. He was so excited to go to Silverton and it broke my heart to see him so disappointed. I know exactly how he feels. I remember feeling that way when I was little and not quite understanding why things couldn't work out how I had planned. I still know how he feels! He was a good sport though when I promised him a trip to the train museum on our way home. He waved to every single cyclist and got SO excited when they smiled, waved, or talked to him as they passed.

We've spent hours and hours outside this past week. The weather is finally getting really warm and we are going to town on our back yard. Our yard is huge and it's daunting thinking about all that we have to do. It's a work in progress and looking better and better all of the time.

The little guys love to be outside more than anything. They want to be out there all day every day. The first things Becks says when I get him out of his bed in the mornings is, "eat breffest? go owwside?" When the door opens, he beelines it to try to escape. Kaden is a little adventurer and into everything. He's on the trampoline, in the sandbox, under the deck, riding his bike, making mud holes, running this way and that way.

We got home and ate lunch and the boys took a nap. I set up their new pool and mowed the yard. I am really excited about our beautiful grass. I seeded the dry spots today and I am really hoping the baby grass grows in nicely. After the little guys woke up we played outside for hours. They were thrilled to pieces when they saw the pool. At first Beckham didn't really know what to think of it so he just watched Kaden splash around.

He's starting to get little freckles on his nose and they are so, so cute.
These adorable little faces have happiness written all over them.

Beckham was laughing harder than I have ever seen him laugh. He splashed and crawled and went crazy in there; he was being absolutely hilarious. He was beside himself and I had tears in my eyes I was laughing so hard.

Money is still number one around here. He asks for him all the time and just loves on that little guy to no end.
I love summer. I am so happy it's finally here. The warmth and sun make me a different person. I don't realize how much I miss this time of year until it comes around. Every time I see the first shoots of grass, the first leaves on the trees, the first flowers budding, it's like an internal physiological thing happens to me and I can't help but smile and just feel so happy inside. The fact that my boys love to be out as much as I do makes it exponentially better.


Robin Randolph said...

Days like this are the stuff their memories will be made of...for the rest of their lives.

Some really great photography here!! Love you!

Traci Barnes said...

You are such a great mom. That camera is amazing - catching water in the air like that. Or maybe it is just a great photographer. I want to see pics of the yard. Hopefully the sprinklers are working OK. Love you.