Thursday, April 18, 2013

Smack dab in the middle.

This is how our day ended yesterday.
It was beautiful.

Our day started like most normal, regular days, with breakfast, getting ready, and school. Several people have asked me what we do with Lilly during school, and I can't remember if I've answered it here or not, but we usually just give her something to do that resembles school, to get her in the habit of sitting quiet and still for a little while. I don't think she'll have a problem when it's her turn, so far she seems to like schoolish things.


The past few months Grady has been getting better and better at his cursive writing. It was a bit of a rocky start, but his dexterity is improving with age. We start our kiddos with cursive, and never teach them print, they just pick it up from seeing it written in text. And don't you worry, he just wasn't finished circling the rest of the "z" words.

After school, our regular and normal day progressed with playing outside, running errands, etc... And after dinner, Bryan suggested a family bike ride to the pond. That brings me to a fun little announcement...

Little sister is rockin the big girl bike! Whoo hoo!
We got to the pond, and our regular and normal day turned into something really amazing and  special.
(Which isn't this...)
Yes, I'm afraid the interruptions continue... I'm so sorry Mr. & Mrs. Duck, don't mind my son.

(And this isn't the super special part yet either.) Grady and Lilly found a rotten duck egg floating in the water, and felt obliged to retrieve it, and make a "warm and toasty nest" for it.

Here it is, this is the best part. Isn't it just amazing? These pictures do not do justice. The colors and the feathers, they are just something to behold. Seriously, he's beautiful.

Last night was a great example of finding amazing beauty smack dab in the middle of a regular, normal day. It makes me want to look even harder for the exceptional in the every day. It's there, it just needs finding.


  1. That's sweet that Grady and Lilly wanted to make a nest for the little lost egg.

    And the peacock is gorgeous! It looks like he was showing off for you.

  2. Wow! Great pictures! New milestones for the kids, how fun is that?!!? The beauty of a peacock, amazing! Thank you God the Creator of all there is, for such awesome beauty in this world.