:: We’ve had some “firsts” around here recently. Yesterday Jameson went down a slide, several times, and tried out swings, too. He loved both.
Meanwhile, I was having a “first” myself: “Holy cow. My baby is swinging at the playground.”
I’ll take him again this weekend, and try to remember the camera when I do — because I know you’re all dying to see his huge smile from the top of the slide!
:: Another “first” happened today during our stroll around the block. We stopped to admire a green field, and I showed Jameson how to blow dandelion seeds. It’s so fun to show him things and watch his eyes light up. He gets it. Amazing!
:: And this was last week: we’ve been doing peek-a-boo for awhile, and I wondered if he really understood the game at all. But one night I threw his quilt over his face and said, “Where’s Jameson?” He proceeded to lay completely still. For probably a whole minute. Finally he pulled the quilt away to reveal the sparkliest* grin ever. Not only did he understand the game, but he knew that if he waited, it would be even more fun!
:: Packing has begun. I was at a standstill, totally overwhelmed, not sure where to start. Then someone said, “I usually start with the artwork on the walls. And I put linens in a big box.” Sounds good to me!
So Jameson and I have started at it. I wrap and tape and label and box while he sits in one of the packing boxes and plays happily with a roll of tape. This, too, is worthy of a photograph. Soon, I promise.
:: I’ve been reading through old posts recently, and this one jumped out as worth reviewing regularly. I guess I haven’t really mastered the whole prayerful, Kingdom-minded approach to every day life.
But oh, how I want to grow in that! I want my life — my mama, wife, homemaker life — to count!
*not a word.