Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This Afternoon

Pardon my feet, but this is one of the girls favorite things to do. 

I know one day sooner than later, they will be too big to do this anymore. So I don't mind.

I asked her more than once not to do this. Can you blame her? She really wants to see out that window. Let's face it...she's almost two & such my little shrink-a-dink. So I guess I'll let it pass.

A little outdoor time with bare feet. She was mad because she couldn't get the rocks out of the cup. So she sat down and had a little pout. Pretty stinkin' cute if you ask me.

Dean & the two little ones worked in our future garden tonight. Digging rocks up, turning soil and moving debris out of the way. I think it tired him out. He fell right to sleep after dinner was over. The girls are in bed. I am trying to bake bread. We shall see if it turns out. I have my paints out and I am trying to finish up the bird family painting. I am typing this while a part of it dries. I think all this fresh air is making me feel a little restless. I have mixed feelings about restlessness. On one hand it makes me feel a little anxious. On the other, I often turn that anxiousness into positive action. I am hoping that's what happens here. I think I feel a real need lately to get back to simple. Simple. Simple. Simple. I feel a real need to focus more on my family, friendships and what matters most to me. I have been thinking a lot about that lately also. What matters most to me. Praying for strength to be all that I need to be & all that I hope to be. I sometimes feel that I miss the mark. I'm going to keep trying though. Because all those things that matter the most are worth it. Time to get back to painting & check on that bread. I'll save you a piece (unless it's terrible!)

10 comments:

Amber said...

I totally understand about the "getting back to simple". I need to do that too. Can't wait to try that bread.

Jenn said...

look at those sweet girls! darling pictures...thanks for sharing those simple and joyful moments with us:) xox...jenn

TaMs* said...

that mini kitchen is adorable... i want one!

jacquie said...

oooh, i didn't think anyone else did this. my boys used to LOVE feet rides. it's a great workout for the thighs too!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I love how you manage to capture the sweetest moments of you life, Summer. I wish I had that gift... Thanks for sharing, Sweetie! Lori

The Blonde Duck said...

I miss being able to climb on stuff!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

We do this too! How did your bread turn out?

Elissa said...

amen to all that you said at the end! ellie has that same owl shirt (yea target clearance!) mine all still love to fly on my feet...love the pics though... great angle... let's hope we can always lift them up like that, even if it is not with our feet...

Kimberly said...

Mmmmm, bread sounds yummy. And smelling it baking is a smell I'm sure I could tolerate! :o)

Cute pics. Looks like you had fun with the girls! I LOVE the weather we have had the past few days! I'm thinking of crafting a little bit today, for the first time in forever. I have the window in my studio open, and after my doctors appointment on Tuesday, Mitch took me to Michaels and I bought some Easter stamps. So we'll see if I can fight the nausea all day long!

jen duncan said...

They are so very sweet. I did that with my girls too, and now I (try to) do it with my grandkids.