Saturday, April 26, 2008

In Which Saturday Returns

Do you know that there are all sorts of fun things you can do on a Saturday morning without cartoons? Russ, Levi, Luke, and I piled in bed and stared at the ceiling. Our ceiling happens to have a very funny texture. Have you seen shapes in the clouds? Well, we see shapes on our ceiling. Found this morning: a pteradon, a platypus head, a scuba diver, and a giraffe.

A few minutes later, I heard Levi and Luke in the front room discussing recipes. 'I think these spinach pinwheels look yummy. They kinda look dessert-ish.' They were laying on the floor with 5 or more cookbooks open to various pages.
At almost 9 am, Levi suddenly remembered his dad had told him he might be able to watch a few cartoons this morning. Somehow, it had slipped his mind. Oh, what a week without television can do to a kid. Too late. The fresh air was calling. Levi headed straight to his dam. Luke and Leif piled on the lawnmower with dad, where they spent a blissful hour.

We spent the morning doing work around the yard. It felt so great to get things cleaned up a bit. If you notice the boy in swimming trunks, it will be obvious to you that our weather warmed up some.

After a trip to Costco, Russ headed out with Luke to visit a client for the afternoon. Leif had the decency to sleep for three hours, Levi played quietly, and I managed to accomplish a host of tasks. Oh, happy day.


Anonymous said...

I absolutely love your front yard...over grown or freshly mowed - it seems a wonderfully relaxing place!
We were able to get some yard work in as well up here in WA. Wasn't it wonderful to finally have some warm weather?!

E and T said...

Sounds like a glorious day Heidi.

I enjoy reading about all of the different ways your boys entertain themselves. They are adorable.

Carole said...

I, too, love the yard and the scenery. It is so gorgeous - deep breath inspiring. Did you add the trellis/porch/pergola (what do you call it?) recently or have I only seen pictures of the other side of your house? (and which is the front and which is the back?) In any case, it's lovely.

As for swimming trunks - Ian donned his a week or so ago on the first day that the temperature crept past 45 degrees. He and Will had a water gun fight in the backyard. Hilarious.