13 June 2013

cake, mud and footed pajamas.


watching my youngest live fully into his first full day of summer vacation yesterday made me all sorts of happy.


it began with a little bit of chocolate cake and a whole mound of raspberries.

then digging in the backyard. 
                                   really. digging. 
then turning on the hose to make a pint sized lake and river.  hence mud everywhere: on him, on his brother, on the backyard door now smeared with his sweet muddied handprints. 

after a quick attempt to clean up, he ropes his mom (me) into playing school with him 
(apparently he already misses it).  he has me instruct him that it is time to have art class. the art lesson has to do with drawing an insect with pencil, crayon and marker. this one throws himself into his "school work" and produces a spectacular frame-worthy piece.  

next up, science class:  my little man returns to the mud pit (which I am now afraid to go see) for his "science class experiment."  I watch him for a bit as he takes photos and writes notes on his scientific theories about the project  -at this point I am pretty sure his science experiment must be on 
                                                 water, erosion, 
                                     and most certainly, mudslides.  

finally, covered in glorious mud from head to toe, he slips inside, past me and into the bathroom.  I go in there when I hear the water on. he is already stripped down and in the tub. he has decided it is now time to take a bath, because, you know, that is how you get clean when you are covered entirely in mud. 
                                                                                                  I fear the bathroom may never recover. 

after helping him fill up the tub, I let him play in the water while I do some laundry and clean up the kitchen. when he decides he is finished, he wraps up into a towel and scampers into his bedroom to find some clothes to put on.   I am picking up the living room when he emerges out of his bedroom in cozy flanneled footed pajamas (yes, indeed, the christmas kind), fixes himself a well deserved snack, then asks to play a bit on the iphone. 

all before 
noon.  

a morning well lived. 


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what is putting a smile on your face today? I would love to know! 
 happy begets happy. and, oh boy, does this world forever need all the happy it can get. 
xxoo

22 comments:

  1. What a perfect morning and start to summer vacation! Love the sweet picture of him in his footy pjs! and that chocolate cake looks amazing by the way!

    What's making me smile today?, remembering this exact time two years ago. Chloe turns two tomorrow! and I cant help but reminisce about meeting my sweet child for the first time, such a beautiful, joyous, life changing moment that will forever be etched in my heart!

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    1. Oh I love my children's birthdays! They are truly may favorite days and exactly as you describe, all the sweet joyful life changing moments from the birthing to the here and now.

      Hope that Chloe had the happiest of birthdays! xo

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  2. How funny...he's already put in a full day! A perfect first day of vacation I think. You're going to have a fun summer ahead!

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    1. I hope that this is a good indicator! thanks so much Sarah! xo

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  3. Awesome!!!!! Those days rock. This is a sign of an absolutely amazing summer for all of you!!!! The freedom to roll and play in mud is like no other. My boys make me smile when they soak in and enjoy what ever is around them. To hear them giggle and laugh and be silly, free boys. Once the breeze picks up we will head to the ocean for a refreshing swim.
    Enjoy the freedom of the summer!!!!!
    Chey xo

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    1. Chey! I hope all is well down there! I can only imagine the smile on your face when you hear your boys laugh while watching them romp and be silly.

      Here is to the glorious days of summer ahead! xo

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  4. This post has me smiling wide and admiring your youngest boy's wonderful independence! ... and my smile continues because this afternoon I get the rare opportunity to join my older my son + his class (with little brother in tow!) for an end of the year gouter :) fingers crossed the impending storm passes over our area... xo

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    1. mmmmmmm.....love end of year snacks! there is something so sweet about those last squeezed in moments of the school year's end. Hope that you had a glorious time and that the storms passed quickly. xo

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  5. I am laughing. How utterly wonderful. Boys are so adorable are they not.

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  6. LOL ... I'd love to live that exact morning :0)
    xx

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    1. So funny....you are so right! (well for me a bit less mud and a real spa bath would be nice).xo

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  7. This is so lovely! I love that he chose his winter pj's in the height of summer! Why not?! Mornings like that are so sweet, and even sweeter when you can capture and share the memories. x

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    1. Oh those footed pj's! I had a hard time not laughing when h wandered out of his room, but he had such a sense of satisfaction and sweetness about him.

      thanks so for your sweet note. xo

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  8. I like his style. And i need to get myself some flannel footed pj's!!

    rachel xo

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    1. Such a good idea! Though if I was lounging around in some I am not sure if my 13yo would speak to me. xo

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  9. OH SO WONDERFUL! WE MANAGED THE CIRCUS TODAY! THE CIRCUS!!! ALL OF US AND TILLY...NORMALLY WE ARE THE CIRCUS! and now my girls are playing sleepovers and the house is quiet and all feels good. xxxx

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    1. Jane! This is so glorious. So so so so thrilled you all made it to the circus! I am hoping that every single one of you had a marvelous time!

      xxoo

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  10. His footy pjs make me smile!

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    1. me too! he is so very silly some days! xo

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  11. A perfect first day of summer vacation.

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