Saturday, June 14, 2008

A day with smallish creatures.

Today was a special day! It is not very often that I get to spend alone time with my two smallest creatures. Daddy was partaking of part of his Father's Day bliss by spending alone time with the oldest three at Golfland Sunsplash. Dead drop water slides plus 90+ degree weather equaled a fantastic time for them. They came home lightly toasted, red-eyed, and full of stories of dark water tunnels and wave machines. It was good they older ones were the chosen for this event as there were some things the littles just couldn't do. That is OK - I got to have fun with them!

We started our fun time with a trip to see Prince Caspian. I didn't know what to expect, but I was not disappointed. There were so many beautiful parallels to God's call on our lives; so many examples of what it means to have faith in something not seen. I really enjoyed it. The girls did too. Emma shut her eyes for the short gross beaked creepy creature, but otherwise this was a much less "icky creature" Narnia. It was a darker Narnia though as so many things had happened in the kingdom, but Aslan's presence was truly felt. I think I liked it better than the first one.

From there I took my sweets to Chik Fil-A - which is a new thing here in CA (at least for us). I love it there. So friendly and helpful and just plain yummy. From there we went to a place I rarely go, the mall. I am not a great fan of malls generally, but this one has a really pretty carousel with so many different animals that the girls just love to ride. Isn't it delightful to be able to do small things that bring such pleasure to our children? I just love it. From there we spent money. LOL Perhaps that is why I don't generally like going to the mall! There were some tremendous deals there though - they must be feeling the pince that the rest of us do as every store had great sales. The girls *did* need some nice clothes... :+)

We came home to frozen berries with half and half (truly delicious) and a blended mocha for all - yep, even the littles - and some sweet reading time with some new titles from Barefoot Books. We are now the happy owners of The Barefoot Book of Princesses, Barefoot Book of Knights (because you know I have both, right?) Barefoot Book of Classic Poems, and Barefoot Book of Stories From the Opera. These are all gorgeous sturdy paperback or hardback and most of them come with the entire book on CD. I am really impressed with this company. They also produce one of my favorite Shakespeare books for children, Shakespeare's Storybook. All of these are full-color with creative illustrations and we really love them! It was truly special to sit with my very own princesses and read them. :+)

Daddy is home now and we are all in a very tired state, but it has been such a lovely day. I loved being with my "babies" today - just loved listening them them and talking with them and just loving them. They are little for so short a time! Enjoy your children this weekend - as we celebrate together their fathers.

Happy Father's Day!


JenIG said...

We discovered Chik fi le when we moved to TN ... they have the greatest ice cream cones EVER

love jen at http://jeneralities.com

PS I linked to you just days after my new blog went up, so there!

Cornflower said...

Greetings from afar,

How are you? I have not visited this blog in a long time (then again, I am with you 24/7).

Just stopping by to say "Hello!"






Edited by Cornflower on Jun. 17, 2008 at 3:42 PM

my2kids4Him said...

Sounds like a great time was had by all! Glad you enjoyed your day. Thanks for the reminder to enjoy our kids....they do grow up too fast.

hugabunchmom said...

Sounds like so much fun. You remind me to enjoy my little guys, life lately has become filled with far too many "to do"s and not enough "ta da"s. I am going to go about changing that right now. Thanks for sharing. Hugs!!

BlessingsFromAbove said...

Hey Kate!

I can always count of you for recommendations for new books! These look great. Glad you had a great time with your little ones. I love spending time with all my kids together--but those times when it is one on one--or one on two--are special. It gives each of them more time to talk!!