Something appeared today in the sky.
A bright orange circle against a canvas of light blue.
And suddenly a smile came across my face and a calm gathered around my boys.
We went out for breakfast, something we do about once a month.
The boys woke me so nicely, with hugs and kisses and sweet talk. They knew it was IHOP morning and they were itching for some smiley face pancakes. We all quickly dressed and headed out.
We ate in relative calm – breakfast with two boys is NEVER completely calm. The food was gone and the bellys were full so off we went.
On the way home we made an impromptu stop at the park near our house. I just couldn’t bear to go back into the house just yet. After what feels like months of rain, I needed to be outside and take in the sun and the breeze.
The boys played on the climber for awhile and then brightly eyed the giant mounds of dirt – the mountains that screamed to be conquered. So, exploring we went. We looked for “diamonds”, we scaled cliffs, we delved into deep, dark crevasses. We returned to the playground to find frogs climbing the playground structure. Boys couldn’t ask for anything more!
We returned home for snacks and some quiet time – being in the sun can make wear you out a bit! Then off to Keegan’s final soccer game of the season.