September 9, 2010

My Little Gentleman

Forever In Blue Jeans

I am joining Carin at Forever in Blue Jeans for her weekly challenge to get mom in the picture.  If you've not been in the picture this week, it's not too late!  Here's my four step plan to recovery.  1-Grab the camera 2- grab a kid 3- take a shot 4-post it!  You can't ask for easier than that.  I can't wait to see you in the picture!

There are, as is typical, a number of home improvement projects going on around here.  That is the way of life when you buy a fixer upper.  Allen's schedule changed and he ended up with a surprise Wednesday of not traveling to Philadelphia... yeah, for me!  As part of the flood repair in our basement, we are replacing the tile in the bathroom down there.  And since we had this bonus night together what better way for this family of 9 to spend it than to go to Home Depot and choose tile?

Okay, so I am a little sarcastic.  I would have much preferred to sit on the deck and sip iced tea together but what can a gal do?

During the school season, I go to bed at midnight and wake up around 5.  At 6 am we are out of bed.  That's the last time I sit still until I fall in bed again, around midnight.  I was a little tired.  I held up through the kitchen lighting.  I did well through the bathroom lighting.  The tile started to wear me down.  By the time we worked our way through kitchen counter top and arrived at the lumber department I was full out beat!

No worries, though.  My little Samuel came to the rescue. 
Yes, we sat like this in the lumber department at Home Depot, quite content.  We had a great chat, too.  Now these days there are only two topics of conversation in our house.

Vacation and what we are going to eat on vacation.

I asked Sam what was he really looking forward to.  I expected his answer to be, "Vacation."  or maybe, "Pickles."  That's the only food he requested for vacation.

My five year old surprised me for sure.  He said, "What's that?"

I said, "What are you really excited about?"

He said, "Sitting here on this orange bucket with you." 

Allen took these pictures with his Black Berry so they aren't great shots but that is a great memory that I will carry for as long as I live. It sure puts a new spin on a trip to Home Depot at the end of a long day.

Until next week,


  1. That is priceless. What a precious heart he has - to enjoy time with his momma in the middle of a store. Kind of speaks to how God likes to spend our everyday moments with us too.

    What a sweet, sweet memory!

  2. sweet is that! I know your heart just melted. Thanks for sharing this story. It is a reminder that sometimes we need to just stop and appreciate the precious time we have with our kids, and not hurry through life, trying to get to the next "big" thing. Really, it's all the "little" things that count.

  3. How sweet! That sounds just like my little brother--her is so sweet to all of us. *sigh*. :)


  4. What a sweet moment to cherish! It is the little things that our kids love the most.

  5. Oh that is just so sweet. What a great little guy! And great little boys grow up to be wonderful men, you obviously are doing a great job!

  6. You have a very sweet little boy!! Have a great time on your vacation!

  7. What a precious and sweet boy you have there. That Samuel has melted my heart! I love the picture Allen captured of that special time.

  8. awwww!!! thats heart-melting! :) you are one lucky momma! :)

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  9. That is so sweet! I hope you get some rest on your vacation!

  10. Awwww! That is so sweet. (Oh, and don't feel badly about your HD time...when Superman was home, we found ourselves at Lowes far more than anyone might have guessed. Together matters more than where, doesn't it?)

  11. awwww..that is sweet! not only you will cherish the moment but him as well. ^^,

    btw, here is my Thursday Shoot.

  12. What a precious memory you both have in your hearts to share!


  13. dear rest for a moment,

    i love how he was able to see and feel the enjoyment of the moment with his mom! It is little things like this that turn into BIG memories.

    The little gentlemen we are trying to raise