Sunday June 7, 2009

“Because he’s Gideon.”
This has become the standard explanation for a lot the things he does.

It’s what we say when we catch him eating sugar by the spoonful, or drinking flavored cream right out of the container.

When I found him drinking pudding through a straw, I shrug my shoulders and say…

It’s what we say when he emerges from his bed room dressed in attire completely inappropriate for the season.  Always with a car in one hand and his blue blanket trailing behind him.

He is our little individualist… and occasionally exhibitionist.

We irrigated the front pasture this weekend.  I’m not sure why I bother putting boots on them.  The boys had a new found respect for Riley after they watched him chase, catch, and munch a gopher.

It was a happy weekend.  Just being at home, being around each other.  Mowing and watering our weeds.  Smearing faces with sunscreen.  Eating “otter-pops” on the front porch…

…and scrubbing babies!

We even managed to squeeze in a date night.  It’s always fun to have a date night.  Not just to get away from the kiddos for a bit, but I like the excitement of getting dressed up.  Painting toe nails, putting on a little perfume, lotion on my legs.  It’s like we’re teenagers again and I’m waiting for him to come pick me up in his truck.  He opens the door for me and I slide into the middle seat so he can put his arm around my shoulders.

It’s a little different now.  We both climb into the captain seats of our minivan and our dates end a little on the early side.  But that’s just fine with me.  I like coming home to their little faces.

5 thoughts on “Sunday June 7, 2009

  1. georgene

    Oh, my! What precious pictures! I got behind on reading your blog. Life is so full. There were so many adorable pictures that I can’t even pick one or two to comment about. So sweet! You are such a good Mama! I always knew you would be!   Love you!


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