Today we had tentative plans to go to the swimming pool with Katha and her boys. However, that idea got nixxed before lunch time. The kids were on fire. It is amazing to me how quickly laughter and squeals of delight can turn into screams of anger and tales of woe around here.
I warned them multiple times that if they couldn't listen to mama and get along with each other then we would have to call off the trip to the pool. Someday those two are going to believe me when I speak.
We did venture out to the grocery store this morning because I wanted to make some cupcakes. I know I probably shouldn't have made cupcakes and given them one based on their behavior. But I had been craving these cupcakes for weeks and didn't really feel like I should be punishing myself because my kids can't listen.
We prayed when we left the driveway and we prayed when we left the grocery store for God to let Big Red make it home safely with one front tire that was near shreds. God didn't disappoint us. I'm thankful for that because Jake was very emphatic in the back seat that if you ask God to help you He will. Also, I'm thankful because I think having a blow out with two small children in the car and having to walk home carrying groceries would have sucked.
So, we came home and made cupcakes and stayed home the rest of the day. I got the recipe for these Pink Lemonade cupcakes from the Idea Room blog. They were quite good. Very summery. For the first time in his life, Jake ate the entire cupcake and not just the frosting. When he was done with it he looked at me and said "mama, that made me so happy." I know how you feel buddy.
While Emma was napping, Jake and I watched a documentary on the Galapagos Islands. This is probably the place I would most like to visit in the world. I'm so thankful to have a son who will sit and watch things like that with me. He kept saying "whoa! I never knew that before!" about everything. I love that little guy.