6.24.2008

rainbows, sunshine and little puppy dogs...

today was a good day. it was like everything just fell into place. it wasn't perfect, but it went well. ethan only cried a few dozen times (kidding) but really, i got some things accomplished that i wanted to (cleaning the floors etc) and was able to get out and do some things in the 111 degree heat with minimal suffering, so it was a beautiful day! i always feel so much better when the house is clean and the laundry is folded and put away (something else i did today). i have noticed a trend, if i can get my bed made in the morning and get a shower, then it bodes well for that day. if not...there's still a good chance it will be good, but it's not for certain. shower and made bed...for certain a good day! honestly, it might sound weird but it's true.

avery said her first bonafide, in the right context, i am talking to you word today. it's "Hi" she said it all day long when she saw people complete with cute waving. it was like she finally realized she could communicate with people and she didn't want to stop and frankly i called both grandmothers just to hear it say it again and again and again. she is so sweet. and i am so excited for her to start talking and stuff. it's really cool to watch that kind of progression. the first year is an amazing time of learning and growing and to be a first hand witness to that is so cool! that's a huge job perk:)

and, mystery of all mysteries, ethan actually played by himself today for at least 30 minutes. it was amazing, i could get dinner ready and i actually set the table, kendall probably thought Stephenie Meyer's The Host had come to life and i'd been replaced by a perfect Soul. it was so great. i feel so self actualized today, it's ridiculous!

5 comments:

Erika said...

I love Great Days like this.
And I couldn't agree with you more about the making the bed & shower thing. Really does make a difference.
Stay cool in your sweltering little hot box!

rachel said...

I am going to have to try the bed made shower trick. Who knows I may owe you money later for such great advice!

peachytiffers said...

I hear you about getting a shower. I find that if I am able to get a few things done for me, that the rest of my day goes a little easier.

Aaron & Stephanie Shumway (& family) said...

The bed/shower thing goes along with what the flylady says. If you haven't checked her out yet, you should, it's awesome. www.flylady.net

Brooke said...

Thanks! Don't always feel so hot :)

Bethanne is in my ward right now. She was the first person I visit taught here. Her husband also went to spain on his mission like mike. . . SMALL WORLD!