Tuesday, May 29, 2007

One of the best days ever



Last week we had an evening that I think might go down in my memory as one of the best evenings ever. Seriously - one of those nights that just bring the biggest smile on your face when you think about it.


I don't remember what we had for dinner (definetly not something fancy....), or what I was wearing. However - I will always remember the shrieks of excitment from a little boy who discovered the sprinklers for the first time.


We were watering the front yard and Gabe approached the sprinklers as if he hardly even saw them. He got wet, shrieked with excitment and ran back. Then he did it again and again - getting closer to the actual sprinkler every time. By the end he was drenched head to toe, and loving it. Had it been warmer I think he would have sat on the darn thing. He was so chilly when he finally came back in, but a warm bath warmed him up and he was happy as a clam.


I wish I had my camera with me when he started getting wet - it was precious, but I'm glad he was still interested when I ran into the house to grab my camera. It will go down as one of my favorite mommy moments.


I love seeing Gabe get something new, learning to be spontaneous (something I'm not very good at most of the time), and finding joy in little things. Something we can all learn from! So if it's warm enough where you are - go turn on your sprinkler and enjoy a little run through the chilly water. Look how happy it can make you!




9 comments:

Chase and Kori said...

Love this post! It really captures summertime and the joys of life. How fun!

The Thomas Trio said...

joanna, he is so handsome! I honestly can't wait for eli to start running around and discovering things! So fun!

Paul and Nicole Rhien said...

lots of fun. It was good to talk to you the other night Joanna. Wish we could all live closer to be more a part of each other's lives.

Love you, Paul and Nicole

The Rhiens said...

I LOVE the look of sheer delight on his face in these pictures. And I love the chronology of the photos. Thanks for sharing a beautiful moment with us. :) Have a great time on your trip!

Love, Mom, Dad and Julia

Rhiens said...

Hooray for sprinklers!

Carpers said...

These pictures are adorable! I think you're going to be spending a lot of time around sprinklers this summer when it gets hot. :) I like the layouts too, I'm glad you've had a little time to scrapbook. Hope you're feeling good. Love you! Alicia :)

gillian said...

Oh so sweet...

Anonymous said...

I love those pictures. Too Cute.
Love ashley

MaryRuth said...

Those are the cutest pictures ever! Totally love them!!