Sunday, June 11, 2006

What a weekend

This weekend was a great end to a busy week. I spent the last two days outdoors enjoying the cool, crisp, sunny days of June. God, I love this weather. I feel so alive when the temperature is below 77.

Last week the kids and I enjoyed some playdates, family get-togethers and some quiet time as the little one has been running a fever off and on for a week as of today. The doctors are telling me that since the only sign has been the fever I should just keep watching her. I took a urine sample in today and will hopefully not hear from them tomorrow. Poor little sweetie. Her skin is burning and she hasn't been eating, she only wants to nurse. Hopefully the fever breaks soon and we can all go back to normal.

Yesterday I took the kids to Pennings. It's a great place to spend some time outdoors, the kids can look at the animals, play on swings or slide, ride some John Deere tricycles, pick up some fresh veggies, flowers, fruit or you can get a bite to eat. We got some fresh baked donuts, some homemade kettle corn and some fresh picked strawberries to go. The corn was eaten by the time we got back down the mountain, it was awesome.

Afterwards I took the kids to feed the ducks in town. Jesse has a fascination with ducks as of late so I grabbed some old bread and with kids in tow headed to the village gazebo. We live near a beautiful lake in a quiet little town. I parked the car and we headed for the gazebo. Sitting on the top step with my son sitting next to me tossing pieces of bread to the waiting ducks, geese, swans and area birds with my daughter in her carriage looking on was what life is all about. Making memories with loved ones and spending quiet time together is really all I care about.

I had a conversation with a friend recently and she was telling me that she didn't realize how selfish she was until she had kids. Strange because I didn't realize how UNSELFISH I was until I had Jesse and Skye. They really are for me...what life is all about. My heart on little legs, running around the wood gazebo, tossing bread to open beaks, and watching the sun go down behind the majestic mountain of my little home town is proof that there is a heaven and that life can really be that good as long as we notice the little things. can throw up now..


  1. I love days like that too....when the weather is a little cooler but still sunny and you can make some terrific memories that don't include sweating in all sorts of places!!!

  2. I agree.. having kids either shows you how selfish or unselfish you are. I tell you - I have heard some things come out of some mother's mouths that turns my stomach.

    You just painted such a lovely picture of what I wish my days were like.. minus illness! I hope that's over soon.


  3. Lala, you are right, there is nothing like this weather we are enjoying. Sweat is something I don't do so I am a heatstroke candidate. I get red like a tomato and basically really bitchy so I really need to get the kiddies out on days like this. There will be plenty of in-door time soon enough.

    Holli, Sorry to hear you are still not feeling well. I hope everything is ok and that better days are coming. Hugs back to you girl!


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