Sunday, April 26, 2009

12 Photos from a Top 10 Day

After what felt like a longer-than-usual winter, and a barely-existent spring, we got the gift of a gloriously-sunny-record-high day today to remind us that summer is just around the corner. Our weekend visitors were here this morning (Auntie Sabrina, Gamma, and Grandpa Robert), and the boys had t-ball until 2:00, but after that we had a string of unusually-blissfully-perfect hours in a row where it felt like we were living in our own little version of heaven on earth. There was a little something for everyone --- buckets of water for M, free reign of the hose (and lots of mud) for K & O, gin and tonic for H & B. And there was spectacular sun for everyone. One of our neighbors, our favorite teenager Lindsey, even stopped by for a bit with a cute little abandoned baby squirrel that she found and is trying to nurse to health (we gave her a baby bottle and some baby formula for it). At the end of the afternoon Braydon turned on the television for the boys to watch Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on 'Live from Lincoln Center on PBS'. I had to snap the last photo (see below) when I noticed that not only had the boys moved their chairs to be as close as possible to each other, but Owen had his arm around Kyle too. The boys were muddy, Meera was sweaty, Braydon and I were sunburned, and we were all exhausted, but that little side-by-side-arm-around-your-brother moment... well, it sort of captured the feeling that we were all having in that moment. Not often, but sometimes, it all just clicks and everything feels right... which is what it felt like for a few hours here today.


Ani said...

What a wonderful day!

I can't tell the boys apart in these pics, but on the second sprinkler pic that boy does NOT look like an-almost-5-year-old!!! I love the energy and motion in that particular picture - but he sure looks like a "big boy".

Happy Monday!

HalfPint said...

Very cool day!

Mayhem said...

Looks like a lovely day! We had one of those tractor treaders in our closet for a year (a present from grandparents) and just blew it up this weekend. It lasted about one afternoon before we were obviously not going to be able to reinflate it.