Yesterday we went to Walmart to get a birthday present for our niece. We had Mike, Madison, Mackenzie, Paige, and me. Too many to fit in my car, so our older niece drove. It took us 2 cars!! We looked like a daycare. We had a stroller and a cart to hold both babies. Quite a picture. As for our home school projects, I have gotten together all of the info to do a lap book on Monarch butterflies. We went to the library this week and got a book on butterflies. All because I was weeding and found caterpillars. Amazing where lessons can come from. We are also studying how people lived in the past compared to current times. So we have a book on farms of the past. Not to mention, Madison has a new love for the Junie B. Jones books.
Last night was our niece's birthday so we went to play laser tag. It was a riot! We had so much fun. Madi played with me and we got the second highest score out of everyone and were only 1 point behind. We got first on our team! Poor Mike's mom, however. She was the casualty who ended up with a black eye thanks to Mike's sister, Lisa's head! Its just a game Lisa..Wheee! Other than that, so fun!! We have also been playing in the pool a lot! Pool days are a necessity with the recent extreme temperatures here. Madi played so hard, she passed out today and took a very unexpected and very unusual nap...
On a more contemplative note, I had a beautiful moment today. It was sensational. Living in Florida, we hear the sounds of crickets and such, like a chorus everyday. My favorite sound is the evening symphony of crickets. Today, in a rare moment of quiet, I took a walk to the mailbox and got a sweet surprise. The storm had passed
Image by Crenshaw1979 via Flickrand the temperature was perfect, as was the smell of after-rain, and there was a calming, cricket conversation that that caused me to stop in my tracks, close my eyes, and take a deep, cleansing breath. It was a natural detox. What a moment. Life is made perfect with a series of perfect moments. It is important to remember them and savor them. I cataloged that moment in my mind for future recall.