Today was a refreshing day around here. My man took over homeschool just after lunch. It took he and the boys several hours to finish the bird houses. I spent the time getting some things done and then relaxing on the deck. I actually stayed still long enough to watch the hummingbirds feed at the feeder, get a few bug bites and read. It was heavenly. This house has the most wonderful deck. We have never had a deck before, always just a slab patio. This deck is a tri-level piece of heaven. There is a lot of shade back there, so it is cool and peaceful. The thermometer read 62 degrees this morning and around 70 degrees this afternoon.
The kids came in to rest and then we decided to eat out. Mexican...mmm! The highlight was not the food, just the idea of not having to cook or clean. We stopped by the pond in our neighborhood and it was so cool and pleasant. We explored new trails and my sweetie gave the kids a mini science lesson on cicadas. Their "shells" were all over the trees. We also saw ducks, geese, turtles, fish and lots of mosquitoes! After a quick stop at the playground we came home and put them to bed. #1 prayed, "Dear God, Thank you for your world filled up with all of your creation. Thank you for the other planets too. But thank you for so much creation." What a day! Another day that I just sucked in slowly and wished would never end with these two amazing little boys. The weeks are flying by and I can't get enough of them...their faces, their words, their hugs and kisses. I feel overwhelmingly blessed today.