Thursday, July 30, 2009

Happy Feet

Today presented our family with a mixed bag of energies. Big B, healthy and strong as an ox, was exhibiting his intense spirit to the fullest, and in need of a physical outlet. Little b, under the weather a bit, needed to be held close and to play quietly. After a challenging morning trying to please this dichotomy, the afternoon unfolded beautifully, with nothing more than a hose, some water balloons, chalk, and our own backyard. We played for hours. We completed intense Jedi knight training. We made rivers, streams, mountains and valleys. We filled water balloons and crashed them against many different things. We drew names, hands, and bodies with chalk. And everyone was happy.

After four happy little feet had stomped through balloons, through water, through dirt, grass and mud, through rivers, whirlpools, and imaginary lands......they were carried inside, into a long bubbly bath, followed by clean, warm snuggly storytime.
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.”
--James Oppenheim


Emily said...

Just wanted you to know how much I love reading your blog and all the great activities you do with the kids. I may have to come to you for advice in the future!

Rose said...

I was wondering how you were going to manage yesterday. Looks like you made it! That's not an easy situation and you made it through with grace.

Sara said...

Happy feet, how wonderful. I love days like those!