yesterday was a very full day.
full of all good things.
the sun was shining.
casey and i had a fun play date with erin and e.
on our drive up i had a small love affair with my radio station. did you ever turn on the radio and feel like they were playing songs from your very own personal playlist? yeah it was that kind of day.
our 2 little girls were peas in a pod i tell ya and i am not kidding. they dress alike. they have similar wavy hair pulled in pigtails and braids. they went straight to playing like they were dear old friends. here they were mugging for the screen in front of them, making an imovie of themselves. erin made us warm soup & biscuits for lunch, perfect for the very cold day. i only wish we all lived closer so we could do this a lot more often.
we drove home and went straight to work baking molly's lemon yogurt cake using fresh lemons handpicked and sent to me from a friend all the way in sunny california. (thank you barb!) and really aren't they pretty? yellow makes me happy. and any fruit with stems and leaves left on them makes me extra happy.
the recipe was simple and the cake looked beautiful straight out of the oven. dinner was made and eaten and then we all headed to our local ymca for a first, swimming lessons for kellen. he has been so excited about this for weeks, but once we got there his nerves were really showing. that is just my boy. he is always enthusiastic but then his natural shyness and timidness take over. i wish i could take that anxiety and fear from his little heart. we all kept assuring him it would be fun, but my momma heart just wanted to scoop him up and hold him close. he did really well. though i think his nerves had fast hold of him the entire 45 mins. he emerged from that water shivering. he loves the ocean and he sure did love his boogey board this past summer, so hard as it may be, i need him to gain in his swimming skills to avoid any accidents this summer. i didn't want to make him any more nervous with my camera so hubby walked over to the other side of the pool and grabbed a few shots while i sat with casey.
i love this one in particular.
it makes my heart swell because i know how very hard this right here is for him. i know how hard his heart was probably pumping. but there he is doing it and not once asking to stop.
kellen momma loves you so. you are very brave.
we returned home. i glazed the cake. he ate 2 pieces. i was even more happy i made it then.
happy weekend everyone.