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Friday, August 20, 2010

Boots, Bubbles, and Little Boys

You never know when it’s going to rain.

I’ve been saying that a lot lately, because Abbey is pretty intent on wearing her new rain boots everywhere. We went for groceries the other day, in the sun. Abbey wore her boots and danced through the store. We went outside to play, with one or two clouds in the sky. Abbey wore her boots, chased bubbles, picked flowers, and finally, finally felt three or four raindrops while wearing the proper footwear. She was thrilled and ran until she was too tired to finish the walk and rode home the rest of the way next to Dylan.

Dylan is such a great sport and just watches her play, play, play. He’s generally sitting in his stroller or on a blanket on the grass, trying to wait for the proper moment to make a break for it and shove some dried grass or sticks into his mouth. He’s been crawling for a little while now, but he’s suddenly a crawler, if that makes sense. When he sees something he wants, he is off like a bullet. Unfortunately for me, he has contraband radar; anything that he shouldn’t get his little hands on, he quickly spots and hones in on. He finds remotes, phones, little toys that shouldn’t be on the floor, crayons, old pieces of play-doh – all of the things that prove I need to be more diligent in both child-proofing and cleaning.

Rain boots aside, I have a little bit of sunshine in my life every day when I look at their little faces.  I am blessed. 


Writing this and looking at these pictures was exactly what I needed right now.  I am exhausted from Dylan's sleep issues and both kids were a little cranky, knocking me off my equilibrium a bit.  Just taking a few minutes to reflect and regroup is almost like sleeping for more than an hour in a row.  Almost.   I know one day they will sleep more than I can imagine (I remember sleeping in past noon and annoying my parents to no end) and be embarrassed to be seen frolicking in the yard with me.  Soaking in those moments of unadulterated silliness counteracts the exhaustion.  Well, a little bit, at least!

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4 Comments:

  • At August 20, 2010 at 8:52 PM , Anonymous Janelle said...

    You are blessed - adorable kids! Rainboots in the sun is certainly not a fight worth fighting. And they are so cute, I would want to wear them too.

     
  • At August 20, 2010 at 11:45 PM , Blogger Cheryl said...

    My daughter wanted those boots! And I believe my eldest has the same shirt as your adorable little guy. Glad you had a moment to recharge!

     
  • At August 22, 2010 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

    Are those the coveted Hello Kitty rain boots from Target?

    Stopping by from the Red Dress Club. I'm now following!

     
  • At August 25, 2010 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Happy2bme said...

    Oh my, those boots bring back memories. Austin HAD to have a pair when he was three. They were green with frogs on them. He wore them EVERYWHERE even to Chase's b-day party that year because it was one of those days where it just wasn't worth the fight. If you know what I mean :)

     

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