Friday, April 10, 2009

Favorite Things . . .

My favorite things about today:
1 - NO SCHOOL! Having my kids all to myself .
2 - Going for a 2 mile walk with all the kids . . . Jenny and Katy rollerblading, Tyler Rip-Sticking and Shawn riding in the stroller. No one complained, the weather was perfect, and I got my exercise in for the day. We all jumped in the car when we got back to "clock" how far we went. . . watching the numbers tick with each turn and guessing the final distance!
3 - Working out in the yard . . . Tyler helping me with an extra job while talking about Harry Potter, Katy jumping in the shower all by herself so she could make it to a birthday party on time.
4 - Listening to the kids laugh and play while they climb our apple tree, make a zip-line in our backyard, play tug-of-war with a rope and pull each other in the wagon around the block.
5 - Katy praying at lunch-time that everyone will be safe when she goes to her birthday party today! :)
6 - Shawn wanting to see his superman picture on the blog 50 million times and listen to "his song"on I-Tunes.
7 - Stitching on my quilt block for tomorrow and anticipating what the next block will be like.
8 - Thinking about the book I'm reading and wanting to curl up and read more.
9 - Hearing Bret's footsteps come in the door and knowing it's him before he comes around the corner.
10 - Feeling the excitement in the air for Easter weekend.
I couldn't have asked for a better day!


Gwen said...

Nicole, I love your day. The simple things in life are always the best. I remember roller skating around the block with Jamie in the stroller and the kids on their bikes. It became a routine and we loved it. It is amazing that you are raising your children right there where Bret was raised. We loved going down Grand Ave, and then around to Westridge. Even the apple tree feels the same. These will be some of the best times of your life. Happy Easter!

Kelly said...

Those are some of my Favorite things too! I love the photo of Ty jumping and seeing those big beautiful mountains. Your day sounds Heavenly! No School days are the best! Happy to hear you haad a Wonderful day!

JAMIE said...

sounds like a day, walking with kids in a stroller and no complaining that would be a day to have. life is even goign to get better when they can climb that apple tree and pick a tasty apple to eat.

Kim said...

This time of year is the best! It is so nice that we can get outside. Glad that you are enjoying it too. I wish that I could keep my kids to myself all day. They are always trying to leave me for their friends. Even my little Lucy likes her friends more than her mom. Maybe if I was a funner mom like you they would think I was cool enough to hang out with. Fun to see you last night. Loved the story about Katy and her party. Lets get the kids together for spring break. Love you!