Monday, September 22, 2008

Sweetness and Silence

This weekend we did not leave the house much. We pressed the pause button and just stood still. It is so nice to do that every once in a while. We cleaned the house. I bought groceries. The kids played outside. We watched movies. That pretty much sums it up. I was not ready for it to end.

It is on weekends like this one that I really get to appreciate my kids. I notice that Princess H's two favorite things to do are snuggle on the couch and run in the backyard. As long as she is doing one of those two things that hard headed little girl is nowhere to be seen. Usually the only sour point will be choosing who to snuggle with, Mama or Daddy? More often than not it is Daddy. But I don't take it too hard, he is just a lot more still than me. My constant state of motion is not very snuggle friendly.

It is also on weekends like this that I get to appreciate how inventive and brave my son is. Whether is be rolling down inclines splayed across a skateboard on his stomach, ramping ditches and crashing on his bike (over and over again), or walking straight up to the newly discovered boys on our new street and introducing himself, he is always a pleasure to watch. I also have to say that he is a pretty good snuggler himself. My Z doesn't mind my motion, he moves just as much as I do. He can actually put his arm around me while he is riding his bike and I am walking. I call this the snuggle in motion.

I love these people so much. I love every single minute with them. Especially the moments filled with nothing but them.

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