Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Everyday


I have been having the best day... and that has a lot to do with this cute little guy.  Hanging out with him really is one of my favorite things.  It is hard to express all of the ways that he has changed my life, but I think one of the biggest things he has changed, is my attitude towards the "everyday-have-to-do-over-and-over-again" type of things.  I can remember before he was born, being constantly bored and complaining about the lack of excitement I had in my life. I cannot say that I have a lot of thrills in my life now, but there is something about getting to take care of Cole, all of the repetition that is involved with helping him, that has helped me to see that happiness, for me at least, is found in the "everyday." Today I got to...
... watch him build the biggest lego tower he has ever built...
...help him "splash," as he calls it, around in the bark...


...watch him go down the slide over and over again...
...and I got to go for a walk with him and look at all the leaves on the ground.  I think fall is my new favorite season.  Being surrounded by trees makes for an amazing experience when the leaves start changing colors.  I love it here!









11 comments:

Dana said...

I love this post! I really think it is so easy to get annoyed/overwhelmed with the everyday but I love it when I can enjoy all those little things that make up the day.

Haley said...

I love this post too...it is so sweet and a great reminder about how much we have to be grateful for...everyday! Thanks!

Megan said...

This is such a sweet post. You are just the cutest mom!

Johnna said...

Thank you for the reminder that the simple things in life are sometimes the very best things as well. You are amazing! I love you! The pictures are perfect, thank you for sharing them. I would like a copy of the one of you and Cole it is precious.

Have a great day!

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caitlin said...

Okay, firstly.. I love that top picture. You should frame and hang it somewhere.

second.. loved this post

third.. I am jealous you get to experience fall in such a beautiful place.

patsy said...

how fun! great post :)

Beth said...

I love fall too!
Awesome self portrait with Cole!! It's a keeper. Great post!

Joan said...

I'm so glad that you are enjoying the little things. They grow up sooooo fast and you wish they were little again.

MikeandRebeccaChristensen said...

Hello Aimee.
How are you? This is Rebecca Christensen (Barney).
I saw Tashina last night in Idaho Falls.
Lets keep in touch.
Rebecca

PaD said...

Hi Aimee, It's fun to come to your post and see photo's of you and Cole. He is so cute. This is such a fun age. They grow up so fast. Gmaw D