Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Good Times

I haven't been crafting much. With school out ... And six kids home (five are boys) ... And I'm still partially recovering from surgery last week ... And Joe's out of town ... There's not a lot of time or energy.

This is not an apron that I made, but one that we received in the mail from Cindy. She emailed me last week and said she had a little something for Spenser that she wanted to send. It was addressed directly to Spenser and, boy, did the children think that was cool. The boys stood around to watch Spenser open the package. Cindy also kindly sent me the vintage fabric underneath the apron. I have ideas for that swirling around in my head already ...

Thank you, Cindy, you made our day!

Last night when we came home from Pack Meeting, the lightning bugs were all over the place. The boys immediately started to chase after them. Usually I'm ready to go in and get baths and showers started for the boys and get them ready for bed. Last night I decided to let them run around instead. (And I even let them just wash their feet before bed and forget the bath/shower entirely. They can swim later today.)

Try to ignore the weeds. That big thing is a weed that is impossible to get rid of. The roots are always there, I just trim back the thick stalk.

And funny things are in abundance when hanging out with the kids. Mason chased a lightning bug and as he set it free he yelled, "Enjoy your life!"

At one point one of the funny things came out of my mouth. I didn't realize how it must have sounded until a childless neighbor walked by at the same moment and laughed. The quote of the night is: "No, don't put lightning bugs down your pants." It's a good rule to live by.

12 comments:

Heidijayhawk said...

lightning bugs in pants...hmmm...may have come out of my mouth too. no wait, i think it was no lightning bugs in your sister's hair.

Karyn said...

No Spenser is getting her own mail??? he he he, lucky girl!

And bug-catching sure looks fun!

Katie Jean said...

I love lightening bugs! Looks like they had a ton of fun.

btw, I have that same weed all over our yard. It's sooo annoying.

Lora said...

The things that come out of parent's mouths these days!!! LOL the other day my hubby actually said to our 7 year old "Stop Reading!" I was like WHAT?! Then he added "Go get ready for school!" hahaha

Brenda said...

Wow. How I remember those days with my kids and the lightening bugs. Now the grandkids are enjoying them. Beautiful apron.

Diane said...

Those are words to live by! Lightning bugs in your pants would probably not be a good thing (just guessing).

miss chris said...

Ha! I have to remember that one.

amandajean said...

good words to live by. and necessary with boys around. I know all too well...

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Lera,
I am thrilled that she loved the apron. Can't wait to see what you do with the fabric. I bought it at the Goodwill, but knew I was not going to keep it. Guess it was meant for you.

I remember chasing lightening bugs. It was so much fun and we got to keep one in a jar for the night as a nightlight. We let them go in the morning.

Thanks for reminding me of a simple happy memory!

Little Munchkins said...

Why didn't I think of putting lightning bugs in my pants when I was younger. Sounds cool :)

TinkerBlue said...

Definately a good rule to live by.

Mirre said...

Lightning bugs... cool!!
Good luck with your hectic life; I hope you'll find some time for sewing soon!