We have finally had some nice days here in Kansas. Yay for fall! I love to go on walks with my boys. There is something calming about going outside and walking, especially on the quiet country roads. If my house is feeling chaotic or I am about to lose it myself, I throw the boys into the stroller and we go on a walk. Somehow it is calming for everyone. I made Levi some binoculars the other day. He took them on our walk to “explore”.
Levi always used to ask to go to Cora’s stone on our walks. Now that he knows how fun it is to climb on that big fallen tree, he asks to go to Cora’s stone and the big tree. He even brought his tractor along.
I love listening to him play. He was moving the tree and hauling branches with his tractor just talking non-stop to himself.
It was a beautiful morning so I just let him play away. So much for exercising, right?!
Griffin watched for awhile until he got tired of being contained in the stroller. He wanted out too. Another great thing about the country is you can just stop and play right in the middle of the road. He was so happy to play in the sand and gravel.
He wants so badly to do everything his brother does now. Usually he tries, but this day he just watched.
A few minutes later his brother joined him. Boys and their tractors.
This little guy is turning one this week. Can you believe it? Part of me wants to be sad that he’s not my little baby anymore. It doesn’t seem possible that he could be one already! But I’ve been reminded again this week about what a blessing it is to celebrate my baby turning one. First birthdays are a gift. And so I’m not going to be sad about it but instead celebrate this precious life that God has entrusted to us for a whole year already!
This week is a busy one…full of lots of celebrating.
And also a haircut. I promised his daddy that he would have a haircut before his party. I was trying to hold out but those two ladies who asked if he was a girl really didn’t help out my case. So, I guess I will give in to the haircut to ensure that everyone knows that my baby is a boy…a boy who is about to turn one!