Tuesday, April 29, 2014

We Love Dirt

Someone in our family is cutting teeth, and it's not Reagan. It's ME.


Years ago I was told that I didn't have any wisdom teeth. Awesome - wasn't going to complain about that! So imagine my mild surprise a year ago after some x-rays at my current dentist when I heard them say, "Oh, and there are your wisdom teeth getting ready to come through."

Huh? What, did they just materialize out of thin air? I guess so, cause those suckers are pushing their way through right now, and it's annoying. Not only is it making the surrounding teeth ache, it's also giving me an ear ache for good measure. But hey, always looking for the silver lining - now I have an extra special bond with my son. You and me buddy…we're in this thing together.

So, how was your weekend? :) Ours was very laid back, and it was wonderful. The kids spent a lot of time with grandparents, which meant I got to do a little cleaning and we were able to have date night kid-free…woot! Living large.

Our family is praying for all of those who were hit with bad weather over the last couple of days. I know there were families who lost their homes and/or loved ones, and we pray peace and comfort for them and strength to rebuild. I can't even imagine. Thankfully our area stayed safe and sound for the most part. In fact, the weather was gorgeous here yesterday.

It was so lovely, we decided to put the kids to work outside! :)

First, I tried to take a picture of the kids to send to Eric before Evie went to school. They were all wearing their shirts from our trip to The Hermitage, and it would have been a proud nerd dad moment. :) Unfortunately, this was the best shot I got, so you can imagine how the others went, haha.

When Evelyn got home from school Grandma Joan came over to help the girls plant some flowers in our bed of weeds outside the front door. :) 

Bless her. I don't have time for this stuff, and Grandma always tries to help us beautify our little walkway in the spring. It was looking pretty awful. A hangout for dandelions and other weedy rabble. It's looking much better today!

All three of the kiddos enjoyed playing in the dirt, and the girls discovered a new love of wiggly worms. Grace especially liked picking them up and playing with them…and trying to get them to stick to mommy's shirt, haha. She is a little tomboy. :)

They even made a dirt cup to house some new worm pets. Which eventually got knocked over. And now I don't have worms hanging out on my kitchen counter, so I can't say I'm all that sad about that. :)

After most of the weeds were pulled the girls took turns digging holes and plopping in some much nicer looking flowers, with Grandma Joan's help of course!

It was a fun way for the kids to spend a warm Spring afternoon. Thanks to their grandma for helping our poor place out and spending time with the kiddos!

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down, and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil - that is the gift of God. Ecclesiates 3: 1-4; 11-13
Happy Tuesday!

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