The Preacher Man has an insane week ahead of him. We will see him in brief snippets, but for the most part Si and I are flyin' solo. God is doing lots and lots of good through him and his Ministry......things are busy and fun and blooming. I'm so proud of Josh and his dedication and servant's heart.
Since Josh won't have many free moments to spend with us this week, my plan is to make things extra fun for SiGuy so he won't notice the lack of daddy time as much. And tiring him out is icing on the cake. ;-)
We kicked this plan off with an evening trip to the ice cream stand that he and Josh are frequent customers of. After much thought, he chose pink in a cone with sprinkles on top. Messy sticky goodness.
I rattled off a bunch of fun spots to play and he chose the riverwalk in the next town over.
On the drive between the ice cream shop and the riverwalk, Josiah fell into a head bobbin' snooze. Little Man skipped his nap today since my parents were visiting and heaven knows he can't miss out on a single second with them!
I whispered park and he woke instantly with drool across his face. Within seconds he was running down the wooden path ahead of me.
It was a gorgeous night. The temperature just right. The kind of evening you daydream of in winter time and wish you could tie up with a yellow ribbon to unwrap later on.
I let him lead the way and followed snapping photos. He examined rocks and flowers. Threw sticks in the water and chased birds. Went up and down the slide. Sat on rocks. Hollered Follow me, Mama countless times.
Sometimes he's so stinkin' cute, I could eat him up with a spoon.
When the sun began to dip in the sky, we headed home for popcorn and an episode of his favorite show. He hit the sack early, but not before requesting to pray for G-ma and Grandpa and the penguin from the movie Happy Feet. Because that's how he rolls.
And now this mama is about to watch the Bachelorette! It's the sprinkles on my ice cream cone of a day. ;-)