Saturday, October 15, 2011

land of eternal summer

today we went swimming. outside. in the middle of october.
so surreal.
and yet, i love it.
it even rained while we were swimming but then the sun came out and it was a sweet, warm rain.
the boys loved it and i think we'll likely do it again sometime soon.

later today while i was pushing noah on the swings, we talked.
he - without any prompting by me - started listing off all the things he loves, make him happy or is thankful for. it was so wonderful to hear my boy choosing to give thanks and recognizing that he has much to be thankful for. i am thankful to have such an amazing little boy with such a huge heart.

one of jude's latest saying is "i'm safe. we're safe." and when i asked where he got it from, jamie told me it was him.
sometimes when our power goes out in the evening i light a candle in the hallway near the boys' room in lieu of a nightlight, but every time i've done it, jude cries and cries and jamie told me he blows it out and tells jude that he's safe and he doesn't need to be afraid. so i guess i'm not lighting a candle near their room anymore.


  1. that looks AHmazing.
    who has a pool?
    such a blessing!!
    I wonder how long you'll be able to use it? Right through winter? I forget what the seasons are like...

  2. Nice pool! SUPER NICE Man Utd t shirt on the Judester. And also, that story about the "im safe, we're safe" - amazing. Thanks for sharing. It was a good one.

  3. What great thinkers the boys are, it's especially good to hear them vocalizing what they're thinking!
    xo Mom

  4. beautiful post... also Jude looks like 14!


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