Thursday, June 21, 2012
In my prayers each day I hope that my baby boy will be strong, healthy, smart, and well rounded. We read at least a half-dozen books each night, he plays basketball with daddy, cooks with mama, and makes polite babbley conversation with friends over dinner. He plays with stuffed bears, dogs, and even a Cabbage Patch doll. He has a construction set, a kitchen set, pretend cell phones and occasionally naked art time (more on that another day.) I hope he grows to believe he can be nearly anything he wants to be.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
It was over the course of the next five days and 16 hours that I witnessed my husband's true dedication to daddy-hood as he, two of his high school students and a friend (who is also fortunately a shop teacher,) labored over Jett's new swing set. Working in the hot sun, I wasn't sure if Poweraides, pizza and chocolate chip cookies would be enough to get them through, but they prevailed.
|Daddy, I'm not sure this is right...|
One of my favorite moments was when I thanked one of the students for his help and said, "Thank you so much, Jett is really going to enjoy this for a long time!" He replied excitedly, "No problem! I had a play set like this growing up and I played on it until, like third grade. And mine wasn't nearly as cool as this!"
This smile made it all worth it! Through all the hard work, Kevin didn't complain once. Watching him tackle the project with patience and pride, will be one of the moments that I look back on in our life and say of my husband, "I love him more every day!"
Now I'm getting the all important question, what will you make first? Do I go for Grandma's famous chocolate cream filled cupcakes? An artisan bread? Chocolate chip cookies? A new recipe? If you have ideas, please weigh in!
I made cupcakes for Kevin's birthday, but this beauty didn't arrive in time. They were just from a box, nothing impressive, but my sister asked me what I did because they were so good. Roll credit...
It's amazing what even baking will do. It was truly a life changing trip to Nebraska Furniture Mart.