Thursday, December 04, 2008

December Rainbow

This morning Kyle woke up first (he almost always does), snuggled in bed with Braydon and I (our usual routine), and then started to get restless (of course). He got out of bed and found our binoculars sitting on my dresser (still not put away from our trip to Florida). He stood for a while, peering through the binoculars, looking out our bathroom window. I asked him what he saw. He said, "I see our shed. I see our sandbox. I see the grass." Etc. Then, suddenly, he said, "I see a rainbow!!!" I thought to myself, 'yeah, right' (lately at least half of what Kyle says is not based in reality, and just a few days ago he had told me a long and involved imaginative story about a rainbow). Braydon was standing by him, brushing his teeth. He looked out the window and exclaimed, "It is a rainbow!" I jumped out of bed and sure enough, there it was. Kyle and I ran to wake up Owen, "A rainbow! A rainbow! A rainbow!" The four of us ran downstairs and out to our back deck. And there it was, just sitting there, seemingly hanging right over our back yard. A huge, bright, full-color, full-half-circle rainbow just sitting there on our horizon stretching from end to end. It was cold out, it was 7:00am, and it was incredibly special. A December rainbow. We watched it until it disappeared.

8 comments:

mary said...

i love it that you got owen out of bed for the rainbow! and that you captured it on film! i hope i can pull off that kind of thing when our child is finally here.

i read in your comment on a previous post about all the people writing to you and telling you what to do with your children. it makes me crazy! who are those nuts?? i just hope you are really able to not let them bother you one bit. your blog is YOUR life -- not us readers. it's a privilege that you let us in. not a right.

thanks once again for the view. it's beautiful!

john said...

wow, I love rainbows. You guys are very lucky

MorMor said...

Beautiful! Made me get goosebumps.

Mark and Sarah said...

That is incredible and so unusual. How neat that he thought to look outside so early...and that there was a rainbow of all things! God is smiling on you guys :)

ShannonC said...

FABULOUS PHOTO!!

Malia'sMama said...

I love rainbows, too. Double ones make me feel like anything can happe :)

Chapter Two Manmi said...

Welcome back, Heather & Braydon! I love all of your pictures. Meera is getting so big. The love sure is "sure pure" and the times look blessed.
We're looking forward to seeing you soon!
Hugs,
M & K & D, A & M

Anonymous said...

How remarkable that Kyle was talking about a rainbox recently. They don't seem to be that common.

Gail