Monday, January 18, 2010

Oh Mr. Sun!

Oh Mr. Sun, Sun,
Mr. Golden Sun,
please shine down on me!

I hear my mom sing this song to my Brownies and it brings back so many good memories. As the Brownies and I woke this morning...it was yet another dreary, cloudy day. As the morning progressed, we were SO happy to see the sun. The Brownies could hardly contain themselves in the house when they saw what a beautiful day it was outside. Big Brownie kept telling me, "Mommy, it's a beautiful, sunny day outside!" I agreed. We opened the back door and ran to our hearts delight. Little Brownie pointed at the trees, the berries, the slides, the steps and every other thing that he could see. Big Brownie commenced his digging of the garden from the fall. We ran and played with each other and with Sissy.

Time for lunch! I brought Little Brownie inside and allowed him to color in his high chair while I prepared lunch. I've been giving Big Brownie some opportunities to play by himself lately. A privilege he has relished. As we were coming inside, he asked, "Mama, can I stay outside and play?" I said, "Yes, you may play here on the deck and I will leave the door open." He used his sidewalk chalk to write on the deck. He used his yard stick to measure the chairs, table and decking. He popped his head in to see what Little Brownie and Sissy were doing. He had no idea that I was watching his every move from the reflection in the door's glass. He walked over to the grill and I yelled out to him, "Don't touch the grill!" I then heard an "Awww!"

Brownie belly's are full and off to sleep, and Sissy is snoring on the couch. I'm enjoying the beautiful day myself. Gonna start working out today. I figure if I say it out loud and to someone other than myself, it will help to keep me accountable. Yep...me, Billy Blanks, Denise Austin, Jillian Michaels and Tony Little are going to have a date for at least 30 minutes every day during naptime. The challenge..lose 50 pounds in the year 2010. Ready, set...off the couch, tennis shoes on, knee brace strapped and get my booty in gear. I'm not getting any younger and the time is now. Get up and join me...won't you?

3 comments:

Lisa said...

There is nothing better than the joy and discovery of our children!!

Kristi Flanagan said...

I love that you call your kiddos the "brownies". So cute!

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Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you said out loud (wrote) about exercise, because just today I broke out the Leslie Sansone 2 mile walk dvd! I'm too chicken to say it out loud, but if I'm going to keep up with the kiddos it would be nice not to run out of breath. LOL!
Aunt Fudge