Counting Kisses is a silly little game I play with my daughter, Jessie, who happens to have Down syndrome. It goes like this..."How many kisses can I have?" We negotiate. How ever many kisses she allows, I search for just the right spot, counting each kiss as I go. It's silly and fun and a favorite part of most every day.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Desperate for Spring......
Jessie and I went to the park today for just an hour. The sun was out so bright this morning that I thought it was warmer than it actually was. Once we got out there it was still pretty cold and very windy. We haven't been outside though in what seems like forever till the last couple days, so I really wanted to take her to the park. Our friends Joshua and Heather met us there. We are both so busy these days we have to squeeze in an hour here and an hour there.
There had only been the four of us at the park and they left just a few minutes before we did. Jessie wanted to play in the sand that is around the swing set, but it was pretty damp. Since it was so damp it made it perfect for play, you just didn't want to sit in it. Jessie made a little castle with a stick in the top. I took a pecan and wrote I <3 Jessie in the sand. When I showed it to her, thinking she would think it was cute, the little turkey was aggravated and told me to write love. Recently, she learned to spell love and didn't like me substituting a heart!
Where we live we don't have much of a spring, which I hate because I LOVE spring. It seems to go from winter to summer in the blink of an eye, just skipping over spring. I love to sit outside near the pool, when it isn't warm enough to swim, so it's very pleasant to sit and enjoy the sunshine. The pool pump running makes the water move and I love the sound, (although artificial), of the water. It's still too cold yet, but very soon that will be my favorite spot. I will sit out there with coffee and my Bible in the mornings. Not early, but at what time I get up :), which I won't reveal lest you think I'm lazy. When the weather is decent that is always where I go to make a phone call, leaving the chaos of the kids behind in the house. They know (although they don't always obey!) that if they see me with my Bible or on the phone out there that they shouldn't come out. That will be my favorite place till it starts to get too hot. Then, my favorite place will be floating in the pool.....preferably with the kids in the house, LOL.
P.S. As you can see by the date on the pictures, it took me over a week to finish this post after I started it. It is now warm enough to enjoy my favorite spot! One week ago it was cold, today I was wearing shorts. It's crazy!