My favorite tree in our yard is falling apart! You may remember that we came home from our vacation to find a big limb from this tree on the ground. Well, this week brought another small storm, and when I looked out the window after the storm had passed, this is what I found. It scraped our barn, but thankfully didn't do any damage to it!
I have a thing for leaves and trees....looking at them calms me and makes me happy. I especially love looking at this tree. Seriously...I love it! It's a huge tree and it holds the boy's treehouse in it. I hope this is the end of falling limbs from it!
Caleb was actually very excited by the damage that was done. I think he thought that a new playground was just dropped into our backyard. When Joel got home from work and started to cut off branches to begin removing this huge limb from our yard, Caleb came inside bawling his eyes out saying; "Mom!, Dad is cutting apart the tree!" I told him that this is what needed to be done to get the mess cleaned up. He couldn't believe that we weren't going to just leave it there! "But, If you clean it up, I won't have my jungle to play in anymore!" Poor boy!
It does look like he and Nolan are having fun in it!
I guess, Caleb and I will both be sad when it's gone! :(
There are not only are huge tree limbs hanging around at our house though! Check out Gavin's new toy!
A Johnny Jump Up!!!
"AWW, Mom! What do you have me doing now?!"
"Come on! Do I have to do another workout?"
"Hey! This kind of makes me feel proud of myself!"
I love looking at his cute thighs while he's in there! Aren't they just edible?!
"Maybe this is fun after all?!"
"But, it sure is tiring!"
"Here I am pretending that I was parachuting from a plane and I got stuck in a tree...........Well, that's what my brothers said anyway."
"HEHE, this is lots of fun!"
"But, seriously Mom, I am getting tired! Could you please get me out now?"
I love being able to do such a "normal" activity with Gavin! OK.....so what if he is almost 4 years old and this is usually used for a 6 month old! It still brings me pleasure to see Gavin using a toy like this!
Hope you have a great weekend! We'll just be hangin' around...... :)
Actually.....Joel and I, and my Mom are doing something really fun with our 3 oldest boys tonight! We are so excited! Joel's parents are watching Gavin for us.....this is a good thing, but I will be leaving Gavin for about 9 hours with someone other than Joel, and this is the first time I have ever done this!.....I'm kind of nervous!
There are so many little things that could go wrong (Pump malfunctions, giving meds, him having a seizure or gagging really badly.....) I'm used to all of this and it's no big deal for me to deal with all the little things that can go wrong in a day, but it can be scary and frustruating for someone who's not used to it. Plus, we will be over an hour away....*deep breath*....I know he will be just fine and in very capable hands, but I just wonder about me???? I keep telling myself that I have to get away sometimes and that Gavin will be just fine.....I'm having a hard time convincing myself of this though!
Here is a hint of what we are doing tonight.....Listen to the song that's playing on our blog right now! :) I'm so excited! (Of course, it doesn't take a whole lot to get me excited, since I don't get out much!) :)
"Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith." Galatians 3:13-14