There are certain things that happen just about everyday in my house. Things I dread and try to get done early…laundry, dishes. Then there are the little routines I look forward to. Now that the strawberries are growing, Littlest Brother and I have a daily picking routine. We wait until Baby Sister has gone down for her morning nap. I happily announce, “berry time” and he grabs his bucket. It took a few days, but he can now identify which ones are ready for picking.
After we pick the day’s harvest we sit in the same little spot of the yard and eat the whole basket. Sorry rest of the family.
You know they are good when the juice runs down your chin.
After we finish the berries, we have a little one on one jumping and wrestling time.
Photo Tip: I had my 28mm lens on, which is considered a wide angle lens. When you use a wide angle lens you need to recognize that it does distort certain parts of your photograph. In the photo below you will see I am channeling Elasti-Girl while Littlest Brother’s head is unusually large.
The wide angle lens comes in handy when trying to stretch my arm out to get pictures of us wrestling. This would be much easier if I just had Chris take them, but he usually isn’t home this time of day.
Yep, we have fun together. We enjoy making each other laugh.
On a different note, my mom gave the boys a bucket of soft balls for the trampoline. They love them. I hate them. Since I weigh the most when we are jumping, all the balls gather under my feet. It is annoying for me, funny for the boys. The white on the trampoline is spray paint, not bird droppings….just had to point that out. Don’t ask why there is spray paint on my trampoline.
In other news…the day to say goodbye to my friends is growing ever closer. Thank you to all those that have called and sent emails of concern & compassion. You shouldn’t have. REALLY, you shouldn’t have. I had a melancholy time with my friends last night. I was reminded of some age-old truths and memorable quotes they’ve shared with me in the last 6 years…
“Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.”
“All I am going to get out of him is a snappy one-liner, and if I am real lucky a brand new nickname.”
“Well look at that somebody is hooked on phonics.”
“A leader can’t lead until he knows where he is going.”
“We’ll either live together, or die alone.”
“If I don’t play ping pong every 108 minutes the whole island is going to explode.”
“So we saved the world together for a while, and that was lovely.”
Grey likes baby is featuring the boy’s room today. If you have never visited Grey likes baby…well you need to. It is full of great inspiration. While you are at it check out the Grey likes nesting and Grey likes weddings blogs. My inspiration folders for home, parties, etc. is full of things I found on these blogs. You’ll enjoy them.