There’s something about a Saturday with no commitments that makes me smile. A little grocery shopping, a few crafty projects, staying snug in jammies until whenever we feel like actually getting dressed – it’s absolute perfection.
While I had hoped for a little more leisure to get it started, someone else (a certain little lady) informed me she was ready for breakfast at 6:15!! I suppose that’s technically sleeping in for me, so I can’t complain. As we headed downstairs, I smiled in the dark at the feel of her hand squeezing mine tightly. About half-way down, she said, “OK, Mom, so we’ve got lots of work to do today.” Of course, she’s right and we did get lots of little crafty stuff done.
After finishing little pesky sewing projects – nothing fancy, we’re talking AWANA patches and rough-looking tooth fairy pillows – we started a little Valentine’s Day project, ate lunch and then headed out for a hike because it was nearly 60 degrees yesterday! In January. In Michigan.
Before we left, Sis ran and scribbled a bunch of circles onto a couple papers. She was intent on bringing them with us. When we arrived at the trail, she broke them out because they were our maps – of course!
We started strong – running, excited and ready for adventure. About .5 miles into the 2.5 mile course, we stopped for a quick photo op of the the kiddos and Dad! (Look closely and you’ll see her map peeking out from behind buddy!).
We saw all sorts of cool rocks, tracks, and just had a great time being outside and together. There was very little complaining about the walk, but G and I had to manufacture a few races here and there in order to keep the pace moving along. When we neared the end, the map came out again and I told Sis just how proud I was of her for thinking of that and bringing it along. She responded with our quote of the day –
And since I rarely stop to actually get IN a picture, I decided that today was as good a time as any to actually be on the other side of the
camera phone. As much as the unseasonable warmth was enjoyable yesterday, I’m also love the big fat flakes I see falling just beyond my picture window as I type.