Monday, February 22, 2010

Big tease

Nothing like teasing darby by wearing her toy on your head.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

sleepy memories

This evening, as I was getting the little guy ready for bed, he and I had a very small conversation that brought back very large(and fun) memories for me. I reminded him that tomorrow was Sunday. And that I thought it would be a great idea for him to sleep in on Sunday. And he looked at me, ever so serious, and replied, but Mooommm, I cant sleep in. My eyes wont let me sleep past eight zero zero.

This conversation with him reminded me of another conversation that I had with J when he was about the same age. Me, always trying to get just. a. little. more. sleep. talked to J one evening as I was tucking him in and let him know that it was, in fact, okay if he wanted to sleep in of a morning. He looked at me, almost just like G did, and said, but mama, who will sing the wake up song if I sleep in? Silly me, I said....I guess I didnt think of that small detail. You see, when J was G's age, he would wake up with the first light of the day and sing (at the top of his lungs) The sun is OUT. The sun is OUT. (over and over and over)

J was known to fall asleep in the blink of an eye. He still does actually. If he stayed like this too long, well, hed be out in mere minutes.

G, on the other hand, is always busy. BUSY. He does not sit still long enough to even entertain the thought of falling asleep.

So, as I had this little talk with the little guy it reminded me of all the times I had walked by to discover my sweet J fast asleep. Anywhere. Anytime. Doing almost anything.

Just in case it rains.

Watching a little tv with our dog at the time, Ginger.

Because you never know when youll be called on to be a superhero.

A hard afternoon of playing outside.

Im not sure if this means that the book was boring.

Or maybe there was just a really slow part.

Or if he never even made it to the first page.

It makes me very happy to think that he feels so safe and secure that he can fall asleep so easily....or heck, what am I saying? On a normal day, I can fall asleep just as he does. If only given the chance.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Quite shocking

Winter not only brings us brings us this, too.

In varying styles!

And to all ages and sizes.

We come about it in the natural rubbing our feet on the ground, of course.

But we also like to put our own spin on things. The rubbing of the head in the corner of the couch....

For an intense charge. That makes you curl into a ball.

Then we have the blanket effect.

Which at times looks like a blessing is being given.

But Im quite sure it doesnt feel like that when it gets passed out!

And then when you add that little white furry pup to the mix the sparks really begin to fly.

See? Things just begin to get crazy.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A very pretty wake up

Im pretty sure I mentioned that we have been getting snow. Around here, its not actually the snow that causes too many problems.

But the drifting on the other can be an issue.

I have to say tho, that this is one of my favorite sights to wake up to in winter.

A hoarfrost: a deposit of needle-like ice crystals formed on the ground by direct condensation at temperatures below freezing point Also called white frost.

So, naturally, I had to go out in my jammies and snow boots to take some pictures.

It can make everything look pretty.

I think it just makes everything look so magical.

And feathery.

It leaves the grass covered in what looks like a layer of down.

Its much more dramatic looking when you dont have snow everywhere else.

My little red twigged dogwood...nearly buried in the snow.

Its one of the small things that I actually like about winter.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow day!

Shoveling the drive is the perfect time to get to play with friends.

A little time is needed to get reacquainted.

So quick she is to make friends. A little one on one time proves to be fun for her.

And then look who shows up.

This is not as bad as it looks. I promise.

And darby lets them know who is in charge!

A friendly pursuit.

A little challenging to get over the big mound of snow.

Clearly shes on a mission.

Ah yes...a tunnel. Everyone loves a good tunnel.

So sleepy.