Saturday, May 02, 2009

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood...

What great weather we FINALLY have! Too bad I have lovely cramps today and can't enjoy it as much as I'd like. :( Oh well! We had a picnic lunch out on the front lawn (yea, they think I'm the coolest mom ever! OH what a simple picnic lunch can do!). After lunch there were a bunch of kids playing in the neighborhood and Braeden being the social butterfly that he's becoming stayed out to play basketball in our drive. He ended up attracting a neighborhood boy and two boys visiting their grandparents next door. They played ball, played sword fights, and just played. I finally had to call him in for "quiet/rest time." And he listens so well and came right in. He and Olivia are playing quietly in the basement while Liam naps. He was so funny. Crying and saying he didn't want a nap and then didn't hear a peep from him within about 3 minutes! :) I'm catching up on laundry and doing some more work on organization in the laundry/storage area, what joy! The next few weeks are going to be crazy so we are in for a quiet relaxing weekend...


Sara said...

I just love the "I don't want to take a nap! I'm not TIRED!......snore" thing. It cracks me up every time. :)

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

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Braeden - 11

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Little did I know that my heart, so large, could grow

Little did I know that a dream has it’s own timing
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But God knew all along and He had a plan to follow
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