Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Of Extraordinary Beauty in an Ordinary Day

It was a typical September Sunday afternoon.
I was weary after a long week of harvest, and could hardly wait to enjoy a deliciously long nap.
But two certain little children had no interest in sleeping,
and it soon became apparent I may as well forget those dreams!

They begged me to come outside and play,
so I let them drag me along,
still wishing for my bed.

They spotted the trees next to the hammock, and decided they wanted to try to climb them.
And I realized I needed my camera to document the moment!

They quickly discovered that climbing the tree was actually much easier than
 figuring out how to come back down! 
Thankfully, I was close by to answer their loud hollers for help!

Eddie had to spend some time working, but he joined us for game of kickball:
a favorite summer game of ours.
The girls soundly beat the boys, mostly because the youngest player didn't understand
that he was supposed to run the bases and usually managed to get out!
But we all had a great time.

Then came lots of cool tricks on the bikes,

for which he removed his shirt. Can we say CUTE?!

Never mind that we are too big to ride a trike.
It's much more fun that way!

Next, they wanted to E X P L O R E.

And I found this beautiful butterfly!

Climbing the fence is the best part, obviously.

They wandered all over the pasture...

...picked some lovely flowers for me!

and then decided that the cows just might come back into the pasture,
and that would be scary,
so they had better hurry and climb back over the fence!

And somewhere along the way,
my frustration melted away.

It was still an ordinary Sunday,
but in their childish joy, they helped me discover a day full of extraordinary beauty.