Monday, May 26, 2008

no school today!

Memorial Day was a beautiful day. We started off the morning early and headed out in the back yard to play at about 830am. The neighbors came over, and we spent the better part of the morning/mid-afternoon outdoors playing with the kids and water guns. I was able to read while he kids were playing, and when Jonathon came out around 945 I came in to work for an hour or so. We put up the little tent that we have and they had fun hanging out in there like it was a fort. Cowboys and indians has become the thing with the boys, and Tia (neighbor) had fun playing tic-tac-toe with Jonathon and I inbetween having watergun battles with the boys! Tia and Xavier helped water the plants with water guns, they're watching our veggies grow and love to see the new blooms when they come over.
Ezra hung out at the neighbors house for about 2 hours during Jesse's nap after lunch while I worked and it was a quite productive day!! After lunch, naps, and work, we took a trip to Sonic (our new favorite family treat on weekends) for happy hour and grabbed a slushie, we headed over to mimi and papaw's house for a little visit. Jesse managed to leave with a nice shiney lump on his forehead! That's the tradition among toddlers, right?

Above - the boys are having fun with pretend battles!

Above - taking a break from playing, relaxing in the fort.
Above - They stood there and talked for a while, about toddler stuff.
Above - Tia is playing tic-tac-toe with me... no one won this particular match.
Above - Xavier is excited to play, he's wearing Ezra's cowboy hat. Xavier is 3.
Above - Ezra is done with being candid and wants to hide out in the fort!

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep it simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.

~Tao Te Ching