Sunday, September 23, 2007

Dirty Fun

Need I say more?

But I will anyway. The boys LOVE playing in the dirt! Sammy pounds on the sliding glass door with an open hand shouting "Out-Dah!! Out-DAH!!!", his version of outside. It is known to be quite effective.

I love watching them play together, have I said that before? It it so sweet to watch Griffin showing Sammy how to drive the trucks through the dirt and fill them up with said dirt, only to pour it on Sammy's head a few moments later. Of course, the favor is returned a short while later.

You should see the mud in the bathtub when their after-dirt playtime comes to an end. It is really quite shocking!

The days are starting to cool down a bit, so I let them play outside for a long while in the mornings, then give them a bath with a baby-lotion finish after they are dried off. I just love baby lotion. I could write a whole blog about it.

And maybe I will.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Figuring It All Out

Life has been very even-keel over the past few weeks, but my blogging time has been eaten up by a myriad of other things. Also, my camera has been out of commission... well, okay, all I had to do was bring the memory card up from the basement where I had been uploading pictures to my computer, but I kept forgetting to do it!

Anyway, today was a great day for playing outside, so I just left the back door open so that the boys could run in and out of the house while I baked cookies and did some laundry and dishes. Of course, the flies buzzing around the house are testament to the fact that the door was open, but it was worth it! Griffin just loves to play in the dirt, and Sammy is almost to the point where he will actually get involved in some level of playing with Griffin. Most of the time Sammy still wants to do his own thing or stick to Mommy or Daddy, but there are some occasions when I'll sneak up on the two of them happily working toward the same goal.

I came up with a list of rules for our family. Some of these will take some work on my part! I need to work on a couple of these areas. Here they are:

Family Rules

1. Love God and obey His Word.
2. Obey Mommy and Daddy quickly.
3. Be gentle with people and animals.
4. Tell the truth.
5. Listen to people when they talk to you.
6. Do not take things away from others.
7. Be polite.
8. Respect other peoples’ things – do not break, tear, color or jump on things.
9. Keep your food and drinks on the table.
10. Be happy with the things you have, and take good care of them.

These may not be in order of importance!