Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Day Well Spent

Dad's birthday was yesterday but we celebrated it on Sunday.  Sis and her family came over and we had a leisurely meal and then enjoyed the sunshine, both figuratively and literally.  We often say that our niece and God-daughter is the sun, the moon, and the stars, and Sunday was no exception.

Sara seems to find delight not only in the new and beautiful, but also in things we take for granted, ignore, or even find annoying.  Pretty yellow wildflowers Dandelion flowers (I was told they are not) become a delicate flotilla in the stream.  Sticks become fishing poles and an orchestra conductor's baton.  Stones are a never-ending fascination as they can construct bridges, be given as gifts, or made into projectiles that, when properly tossed, will get Uncle wet.

After a busy week, looking at nature through a two year old's eyes was a perfect reminder to slow down.  Sometimes there is no better way to spend a day than tossing flowers in the stream.



  1. I love working in a preschool. When working with a room full of kids, everything is new and magical. They really make me stop and appreciate all the marvelous joys surrounding us.
    Glad you had such a lovely day.

  2. Your niece has gotten so big! Yes, children have a tendency to make us adults stop and enjoy those little things in life.

  3. It is so fun to experience the world through a child's eyes - everything is worth looking at and playing with - I'm so glad it was an amazing day! I love the spring sunshine!!