Thursday, July 8, 2010

These Are the Moments

Today was one of those days when I hardly got anything done that I had planned to when I got up this morning, but I have a sense that it wasn't wasted at all.

After the breakfast dishes had been washed and the morning work done Rosebud dug out a jumping rope and wanted to learn how to use it. I went out behind the house on a cement slab safely hidden from sight of any passing cars or neighbors and proceeded to demonstrate how fun jumping rope can be. We spent half of the forenoon taking turns. I finally got tired and hot and had to go indoors and cool off under the fan.

Rosebud went on practising and has greatly improved. She, unlike her mother, doesn't have any qualms of jumping in front of the house.

Once the mailman went I found the next disk in the series of Andy Griffith movies we have been enjoying. I popped it into the player and grabbed some hand sewing and we sat down to enjoy it. Once we were done with that I decided to tackle the pile of mending. Sunbeam remembered a dress that Rosebud used to wear and after making some alterations she had to try it out. To her the only proper way to try a dress out is to spin in circles.
Before we knew it the whole day had passed, and I had accomplished zero things on my list to do, but for some reason I really don't mind.

24 comments:

Marydon said...

G'day JC ~ These are the days that are most precious & heart warming ... the girls are cute as can be.

If I were to jump rope, there would be an earthquake, chuckle!

Have a lovely summers eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Jami said...

What fun! And what lovely shots of your girls!

Shelley said...

Sounds like a wonderful day to me.....blessings

Tea said...

Sounds like you accomplished a lot teaching one daughter to jump rope and giving the other a reason to twirl. Love those flying braids! Some days just seem to turn out the way they were meant to be, I think. :)

Janie said...

The list will still be there tomorrow, but little girls grow up too soon. I think spending the day with your little ones was the most productive thing you could have done.

Kate said...

I know what you mean! Somehow a nap isn't a lazy waste of time for me if I take it with my baby.

Katie said...

Those braids! She can probably sit on them.

April said...

But, those are the type of days that make memories!

Laura said...

Some day I imagine that your daughter will write about the day her mama taught her to jump rope. I think you accomplished much more than you realized.
Have a blessed day,
Laura

The imPerfect Housewife said...

GREAT pictures - and totally priceless! I am cracking up picturing you hiding to jump rope. I thought I was hot stuff several years ago and tried to do a cartwheel. Here's some advice - don't. Things have shifted way too much on this old bod - and I think I even felt the ground shift a little. :) Simple days like that are the best - and laughing at Andy and Barney only adds to the fun!

Teri said...

Such a sweet day that you enjoyed...as did 2 sweet little girls. These are memories that they will always remember! So heartwarming! Blessings for your day! Hugs ~ Teri

Laura said...

Awwww, what a sweet day! To do lists can wait... these little ones grow up too fast!

Jules said...

I love the picture of Sunbeam twirlling around! Look at those braids! LOL. And Rosy's picture reminds me of summer days I spent jumproping at our little house in Ohio.

Sometimes it's the simple pleasures of watching your kids achieve new things and enjoy a "new" dress that really are more important than our to-do lists. Our lists will be there tomorrow, but our kids' youth will grow up over night.

Sheila said...

Yep...you might have not gotten anything done, but it wasn't a wasted day! The jump roping alone would've made up for it!

Happy Times said...

Would you look at those braids! If she spins a little faster she just might lift off and start flying.

Your day sounds perfect to me!

Doris Sturm said...

You had a great day with Rosie and that's never a waste...If you ask me, I think you have your PRIORITIES straight...children grow up and dirty dishes will always be dirty...

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Cheryl said...

Beautiful, happy summer days. The girls look so happy, just being. You are truly blessed.
xxxxx

Here to Serve Him... said...

You accomplished MUCH! You invested in the life of a precious child! Those are the moments eternal riches are formed from...denying self in order to affirm another! In the Lord's eyes, you were faithful to what you have been entrusted with!

Blessings~
Mendi

Tracy said...

I absolutely LOVE thos kinds of days! They are the ones that stick in our memories for a very long time. Where you can pick out the fine details in your mind and smile!

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

It sounds like you accomplished more than any check list of actions would have shown.

Folky Dots....Treasures for the Sweetest People said...

Oh! Love the last picture of that dress twirling and those LONG braids flying straight out.

Mountain Mama said...

Your day was perfect and not wasted at all. You made some beautiful memories for your children and yourself. Do it often.
Twenty years form now it won't matter that the windows were not washed on the day planned and you won't even remember it, but you and your children will remember the walk in the woods and the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches you ate for lunch while sitting in the cool grass while birds sang to you from the treetops. I can tell you this because I have lived it.
Enjoy the time with your little ones dear. Cherish it. It is gone too soon.

Cherie said...

Those are such sweet pictures of your girls!
I like days like that - where you can relax and just enjoy :D