"When you called me to be a Mama, You didn't ask for perfection. But that with every breath, I'd point them to You."

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weekend Rewind

I love weekends that have a little flavor of everything. Sun and clouds. Activity and laziness. A prepared meal and a pre-made pizza.

Variety. The spice of life. Happy first weekend of May.

...we ate snacks on the deck while waiting for Daddy to get home...




...Brandon's typical expression when he sees the camera in my hands...


...so I did some sweet talkin'...


...we picked dandelions and sat indian-style in the grass, talking and watching the cars go by. (Brandon is getting more and more chatty by the day, and it's a little slice of heaven when I get to have those moments with these two sweeties)...

...we stopped Brandon from trying to touch a bumble bee and watched Jaden take his mowing duties very seriously...





...we ate steaks, onions and potatoes off the grill and played hide-and-seek behind a Pagoda Dogwood bush...








...we went for a walk up Rainbow Dr. and watched the storm roll in...


...we went shopping for new shoes for Jaden and had to get the same old velcro style after realizing that for yet another summer, his feet are too wide to fit into anything that doesn't have velcro...

...Jaden informed me that he liked a particular pair of plaid shorts that he spotted on the rack. (He said they were "cool"). I bought them...

...we discovered that the only way Brandon will "hold hands" when walking through the parking lot is if he can hold Jaden's instead of ours...

...we battled each other in Mario Kart Wii... (my dad and Jaden have some practicing to do)...

...I laid on the couch while the boys BOTH took three hour naps on Saturday...

...we spent Cinco de Mayo at the park while Daddy worked in Reinbeck... Jaden and Brandon designated the red slides as too slow for them. They've got a need for speed like their mama...

...I started a new book with a coffee in hand and thunder booming outside...

...we played in the sand, got good and dirty and washed it all off in a bubbly bath...

...we grilled with family and watched Brandon try to learn how to jump rope...





















Have a good week!