Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Jumping in Leaves

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day. It was chilly enough to wear jeans and a sweater which is my favorite thing to wear. The sun seemed to light up the leaves and our backyard was calling to me... and so was my son. He wanted to rake up a big pile of leaves and jump in them. It seemed like a great idea to me. Gone were the thoughts that I should be baking for the company coming the next day, gone were the thoughts that I should quick throw in another load of laundry or finish tidying up the kitchen mess from lunch. Nature and my son were calling to me. We raked up a big pile of leaves, took several steps back and then locked hands as we ran as fast as we could into the leaf pile. Being a kid is great. Acting like a kid once in a while is the next best thing!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Feliz Cumpleanos

October 9th my little boy turned four. In many ways I cannot remember a time when he was not in my life. It seems like he's been around for as long as I can remember. Then in other ways it seems like just yesterday that I was holding him in the hospital for the first time. He has such a great imagination lately. Not the least of which is the fact that he seriously believes that he is a superhero. On any given day he may be spiderman, superman or batman. My favorite is when he fights off the "bad guys" (usually played by levi) and then yells that he is coming to save "lois" (usually played by me.) So, for his birthday we had a superhero theme. We had superman cake, played kryptonite toss, pin the eyes on spiderman, blasted villians with their sticky webs and had a spiderman pinata. Dad helped out by painting the kids' faces which was a hit with the kids. The birthday party was especially fun because jacob got to celebrate with his cousins and jonah and silas came all the way from Russia to be with him.:)