We needed to get out of the house, so on Sunday I took the boys shopping. Kevin found the toys at Pier 1 and uncovered a “ribbon stretcher.” I absentmindedly told him to put it back. Then I remembered how much I enjoyed getting them from my elementary school.One day a year, they had a fundraiser in February. I remember getting these little toys specifically from that mini carnival. There is something surprising & mystifying about being able to swat people with them & reach them without being in arm’s reach. My brother Steven & I pretended they were swords as we walked home in the snow. We hit each other with them until they ripped.
I wanted Kevin to experience the phenomenon of having one. All for one dollar.
I love Hydrangea bushes. Rocky planted a row of them for me & I stare at them often. I always remember that line from “It’s a Wonderful Life” and they feel so legendary.
I was distracted from the boys for a moment & turned around to this adorable scene. I took this before I changed the exposure & it was really dark. I had to include it though. This was such an honest moment, I will treasure it forever. Probably more because if I would have stopped to make sure it was exposed perfectly, I would have missed it.
I put these last two photographs together on purpose. By the end of the night, after baths, both of them ended up crying over something. It was humorous to look back & see quickly their little moods changed so drastically. Definitely had long phone call with Rocky & a little wine after they finally went to bed.
That man I’ve been missing all week comes home tomorrow.
We are all so excited. It feels like Christmas Eve around here.
So just discovered your gem of a blog here and had to say how beautiful your family is. The smiles are precious!
So happy your husband comes home! Have a wonderful week!