Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This Kid

Sometimes I am pretty hard on this kid. This kid is the first one. The one that taught me about this love. The one that is the guinea pig.

I sometimes close my eyes and pretend that this kid is a baby again. I sometimes pretend that I am holding him.

I enjoy this kid. He is fun to talk to.

He is changing. Growing up. He is pretty serious and pretty thoughtful and pretty funny.

He had a project for school a few months ago. In his English class they were suppose to bring a book/a song/a piece of art that represented them or was something that meant something to them.

Like always, I didn't know about the project beforehand. This kid just does his stuff and we don't know about it most of the time.

He took the book I Love You Forever. I am not exactly sure what his oral presentation was, but I do know that his male teacher said that it was one of the most moving presentations he had ever heard.

Sometimes when I look at this kid I am overwhelmed with emotion and have to keep myself from crying.

I get the feeling that sometimes this kid wishes he could be held and rocked just one more time too.

I am so proud of this kid.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snow Day

We've had crazy weather around this place lately. Last Sunday it was almost 80 and we spent the whole day outside.

Friday morning it was 18 degrees and we had a good inch of snow. And we had a REAL snow day!

The kids were up by 5:30am. We really enjoyed playing in the snow in the dark while it was still and quiet outside. All of the snow was fresh. It was beautiful.

The kids all had a great time sledding down all of the big hills in the neighborhood. I had a great time watching them. It was fun to be out and walking around in the the snow with Jeff. Reminded me a lot of being younger and playing in the Lake Tahoe snow. Oh except it wasn't vacation or Lake Tahoe and there were loads of kids around this time.

Lots of snow was still around yesterday morning, but gone by the afternoon.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will snow again tomorrow. I'd love have a 4 day snow weekend with the two days in the middle warm and sunny!