"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."

Monday, June 17, 2013

Images of Father's Day '13

Beverages. Grills. Parks and pools. That's how we spent Father's Day.

Highlights included...

...Cody's grandpa surprising us with our very own handmade bags game. All that's left to do is decorate it purple and gold Panther style. We are very excited about this.

...root beer for the boys. And Jaden running around the shelter saying, "I'm having so much fun. This is the best day." A couple of times, he even whispered it in my ear. That boy loves a party.

oops! root beer in the eye!

...man's best friend.

...images of a beer in one hand and a burger flipper in the other. Now this is the life.

...catch and cuddles. (And maybe a tantrum or two. This is real life, after all).

...the pool. And my first sunburn of the season.

...Jaden being old enough to ride down the tube slides with Mommy. He was excited until we got to the top where he realized there was no bottom to the inner tubes, (a little different from our experience at Wisconsin Dells two months ago) and started telling me "No!" It was too late to turn back, and I gave the lifeguard the "go ahead" nod. He gave our tube a push, and sure enough Jaden immediately enjoyed the ride. All the way until the bottom, when our tube flipped over in the pool, and he ended up with water in his nose. He handled it well and told me he wants to try the slide "in the dark" next time. It's moments like these when it hits you that your kids are growing up. Something as simple as being old enough and tall enough to ride down a water slide. It's going to be a fun summer.

Several times, we adults were sitting back in the water and would catch a view of Jaden dancing to the music by himself while walking around in the pool. That kid loves life.

...ending the night with pasta on the deck and a book in the lawn chair while the boys rode their bikes. Dairy Queen blizzards, sweats and the DVR.

Finally summer is in full swing. Jaden has a fieldtrip today back to the pool with his class, there are swimming towels drying in our bathroom and the other night we did a puzzle on our driveway. Brandon's hair is getting blonder, and Jaden's face is getting darker.

Lots to look forward to...

Happy Monday!