On Friday, June 10th, Grady Lee went to bed as a tired four year old.
During breakfast, each of us took turns sharing something we admired about Grady Lee.
Micah commented that he "liked to go bowling and get spares with Gwady." (I think his three year old mind could only remember back to yesterday when I asked him to think of something fun he liked to do with Grady Lee.)
Nana shared that she loves how much Grady lee loves Jesus. Daddy said he enjoyed the energy and excitement Grady Lee has for trying new things. And I told him how happy I was that he was getting much better at learning self-control.
I pray that each year he hears enough encouragement and love from people who care about him and that he never, ever doubts others support and affirm who God created him to be.
While I cleaned the kitchen mess, Grady Lee chose what board games he wanted to play. And, of course, he chose the one game that he and Micah always argue about and the one game that involves hammers. Ay-yi-yi.
Our neighbors were having a small garage sale and my boys found a couple of treasures they wanted to buy. They thought they were very cool running back home, getting a couple of quarters from their piggy bank, and returning to pay with their own money.
When Daddy returned from a few errands, both boys met him at the door asking if "it was time for pwesents and cake yet?!" Because really, when you're a kid and it's your birthday, it's not really your birthday until you open gifts and eat cake!
Lo and behold! Paper to rip and tear and chew. Endless fun!
Sometimes gifts are overwhelming. Which one to open first? Which one to play with first? I know I should share, but I don't really want to cause it's my new toy. I know I should stop and say thank you, but I don't really want to cause there's lots more to open.
Check out that stack of little boy, or should I say, BIG boy, fun!
After dinner we spent the evening mini golfing. The fountains and waterfalls weren't working, but the boys didn't seem to mind. It just gave them more places to run and jump and swing their club.