Treasure the doing a little more
and the getting done a little less.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Popsicles, Bubbles and a Bike Wash
Nothing says the start of summer like popsicles and bubbles. These pictures were taken early June. As you can tell from these pictures, the boys just barley got their first official buzz cuts of the summer season.
We were enjoying a lazy summer morning of blowing bubbles and eating popsicles after the kids and I had finished our chores.
Lucy LOVES bubbles and was thrilled with all the bubbles around her. I picked up some bubble containers for her that do not spill. The kids also got a kick out of the big bubbles that would come from the big bubble wand.
Next, we decided to have a bike wash. The kids wheeled their bikes around to front after adding more mud to them in the backyard to make sure that their bikes were really dirty.
I had a bucket of soapy water and rags for them to scrub their bike down after it was squirted a little from the hose. After the bikes were soapy, the kids were able to squirt their bikes with the hose to get all the soap off. As you might imagine, the kids got pretty wet, but they had a blast.
Lucy thought it was really fun until she got a good squirt of water on her from the hose. It was a fun summer morning with the kids.
"If you are still in the process of raising children, be aware that the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will—to your surprise—miss them profoundly." -President Thomas S Monson
Sisters, there is something inspiring and sublime about the little forget-me-not flower. I hope it will be a symbol of the little things that make your lives joyful and sweet. Please never forget that you must be patient and compassionate with yourselves, that some sacrifices are better than others, that you need not wait for a golden ticket to be happy. Please never forget that the “why” of the gospel of Jesus Christ will inspire and uplift you. And never forget that your Heavenly Father knows, loves, and cherishes you.—President Dieter F. Uchtdorf