Day by Day and with each passing moment....a start to one of my favorite hymns. I do enjoy moments of life how about you. Even in the struggles of day to day life if you take a moment and enjoy the simple things of life perhaps you find yourself smiling even in the most difficult times.
Life is too short to not enjoy it and I do take pleasure in taking time to see life through the eyes of a 3 year old. Look at just a couple of things we did today....oh there are so many that I don't capture in pictures but they are captured in my heart!
The day for me started out this day with our son Dan dropping of Sloan for the day. There was a chill in the air but the sun was up and shining and we had a few chores to take care of.
First a growing boy needed to have a bowl of cereal with his PaPa then it was off to take care of the farm chores.
He is so thrilled about his "chicken eggs" and even has shared a dozen with his great~grandma last week. He proudly told her they were from his chickens.
He does have to play chase with them for a few minutes before leaving the pen.
They really don't seem to mind I think they just might enjoy seeing him come for a morning visit.
Next we gave the donkeys a treat of celery. They come right up to the backyard fence to visit and today they were happy to accept a treat!
Of course we have to get in a little excercise practicing being superman on the swing!
For lunch we had a big feast of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, broccoli, and biscuits. This boy has a big appetite!
We opened up the craft room doors today and found some wool that we could use to cut into strips for oxford punch and then a lil' boy wanted to give it a try. Well I figure if he is willing to try. First he turned the handle on the cutter and did a fine job helping me cut the strips.
Next he tried to thread the punch and after a little help....
We started with our first punch lesson. He lasted about 30 seconds and then he was off to watch Rudulph the Red~Nose Reindeer and within minutes was sound asleep!
This is what I came up with while he slept. Craziest rug I've ever made. Started out with the center as a hit and miss rug....decided to add some motifs of a horse, heart, flowers, and house. It measures about 12 x 20 inches before binding. Not to bad for one afternoon and evening.
Last night I made this little mats.... A simple and prim house.
A fraktur bird...just plain and simple just the way I like it!
I finished the binding on a christmas tree and sheep rug. My oxford punch needle and I have finally become friends...
Tomorrow is another day. I hope you will take the days you have and live them to the fullest...enjoy the simple things of life, make memories, keep a prayer on your heart, and lend a helping hand to someone if you can!