Wednesday, September 5, 2007

That's the Good Stuff

Yesterday, after having gone through several boxes, (I am still unpacking) I was taking a break when Ryanna asked me, "Mom, can I go play in the sprinklers outside?" I was about to open my mouth and say, "no," when it dawned on me. Yes, yes, she can go outside and run through my very own sprinkler, that I own, on my very own grass, that I own, in my backyard that is completely fenced in. That fence--I own it too!

So, I sent her upstairs to put on her swimsuit, so she could go and run through the sprinklers in the backyard. She had a blast. She just kept running back and forth and back and forth. It seemed a bit tedious really, but she had fun. I even let Owen crawl around on the patio area. He was in close enough range that the sprinkler would get him too and he loved it. He didn't love it more than the tasty looking rocks that were nearby, but he was entertained as well.

I went inside to get something and on my way back outside, I could see my kids in the yard and it just looked so idyllic. I stopped for a second and thought, this is it. This is what Derek and I have worked so hard to achieve. We wanted a house with a yard for our kids to play in and now we have it. We are so blessed. I was filled with such happiness and I thought, "Wow, I love this!"

Oh yeah, that first paragraph wasn't completely honest. The bank actually owns all of this stuff, but they don't care that I live here and do what I want. It's a great arrangement.


Lacey said...

How sweet! I Love the video!

brooke said...

So fun. I agree, it's so great having my own, fenced in, backyard. Now if only I can get Isaac to play out there by himself!!

Our only problem here is there are fire ants everywhere. Way to put a damper on beautiful green grass!!

Love the video. The "so big" is absolutely adorable!

What part of town are you guys in now? I am happy for you guys! You deserve it!

Heather said...

Aren't backyards the best!! How I miss mine. We're working hard to achieve that again. Hopefully your house is coming together. I wish I was there to see it!

Jen said...

audrey, you are living the dream:) what a wonderful realization that you have achieved one of your goals for your kids...good for you! and that "so big" that owen does is adorable...what a guy. (hey, the skin thing you keep mentioning--what a nice thing for you to say, thank you--the only thing i can think of is i drink water, A LOT of water. we are talking large amounts of water. lots. big. lots of water. )

Zim Family said...

I am so jealous of your backyard. I can't wait to be able to let my kids go run crazy outside in the yard instead of inside the house. Maybe that will make me less crazy. Your kids are sooo soo cute!

Lolly said...

amen to that! I can't wait to finally have a yard, and for that matter a baby old enough to run around in it. Sadie will get there all to soon, though. You guys are really living the life.

Cuddlydoll said...

I love those precious moments when you feel you've made it, 'life can't get any better than this!'

Thanks for sharing.


Lara said...

Love it. My kids hate playing outside though. What is wrong with them?