Which is always a welcome thing because it feels like 117 degrees outside here with an extreme UV index and inside our house it's 72 degrees and air conditioned. The obvious choice is to play outside. ;) We are loving the backyard this summer but I am SO ready for fall. I am definitely a cool weather girl.
This morning did not go quite as we planned. One of our cars was in the shop and Jon was going to ride his bike to school so I could have the car and go to Lunch Bunch. But his alarm didn't go off and I happened to wake up right before he usually left. So, he didn't have time to ride his bike and he had to take the car instead.
Which meant Nathan and I had a day at home. We had a lot of fun. :)
We made pancakes, we took a walk and since we were all sweaty and gross and needed a bath before nap time anyway, we played in the backyard for a little while.
He's such a nut. He'll suddenly yell "smiwle!" and do this:
Then say "fwown!" and do this:
Ha! Cheeky boy.
I was sitting on his picnic bench when I saw this little guy:
and had to make the tough call between being who I really am and being a cool mother. Sadly for this little boy, he got a mom who hates all things that move unless they are dogs or humans (and I don't even like some of them). He pretty much got the short straw when it comes to moms who will catch snakes and spiders and who knows what other awful things inhabit this earth.
BUT. My desire for Nathan to have fun memories of me is pretty strong. So, I hurried Nathan over to where the lizard was and everything was nice and calm at first. They pretty much just both looked at each other. (P.S. I absolutely ADORE that he puts his hands behind his back when he's not sure about something. I think it's just the cutest thing.)
Then the lizard moved and Nathan thought that was hysterical.
Um, yes, I'll take those 100,000,000,000 Cool Mom Points, thank you. ;)
Cutie pie. :) Totally worth being within two feet of a reptile. ;) I saw two different baby lizards, so apparently, we are the proud owners of a lizard family in our backyard. Oh the joy.
I do want to say THANK YOU so much from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers for this coming week. I am so grateful. And I will be praying for you all as well. I've had a few people recommend a couple of websites that suggest going on an "endometriosis diet" - aka no wheat, dairy, soy, sugar or red meat (if I'm reading everything right). Oh my. Theoretically, it will help my body not produce as much estrogen, which in turn will help the cysts stop growing. So, we had wheat and dairy free pancakes with honey this morning. ;)
Praying for y'all!
Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine,
according to His power that is at work within us,to Him be
glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all