"That's what I love about Sunday
Sing along as the choir sways
Every verse of Amazin' Grace
An' then we shake the preacher's hand
Go home into your blue jeans
Have some chicken an' some baked beans
Pick a back yard football team,
Not do much of anything:
That's what I love about Sunday."
Craig Morgan 'That's What I Love About Sunday'
All weekend long I had this one line from this song stuck in my head "Not do much of anything...". The reason why you may ask. Well, because that's what we did! But it was just so much fun. We actually did a lot. But we had no real plans or agenda this past weekend. That's pretty rare for us because we stay very busy with family and friends. While I'm not complaining about our busy schedule, it was so nice to have an 'off' weekend. We did what came to mind when we wanted to... and it was nice!
Friday night we went to the zoo with some of our friends - Lorin, Ashley and Logan. Ashley was pregnant with Logan the same time I was pregnant with Legree. We were working at the same place, but didn't really know each other at the time. We struck up a friendship solely based on the fact that we were both pregnant! I'm glad we did though because even though I'm no longer working there, we've remained great friends. Plus the boys are close in age so they like having each other around to play with! Anyways, Legree got it in his head that he wanted to walk around at the zoo and not be in his stroller. He walked and he walked and he walked some more. As a pretty new walker I was nervous he was going to fall or walk all over the place. So I tried to hold his hand, but he was having NONE of that! He's so independent already!! The twos are going to be interesting!! Anyways, he was really cute toddling around and he lead the way for all of us (adults included). It really wore him out!!
Saturday morning we all went out as a family and took a little walk around our block. Legree loved walking around on the road (we live on a road that gets very little traffic so it was perfect place for him to get his walking in). He had fun but wanted to check everyones mail box and grass out. It was neat to go on a real family walk where he wasn't in the stroller and was actually walking. After that, Legree and I went by and saw my parents for a few minutes. They hadn't seen Legree all week and were missing him. He had fun talking to them and showing out, as usual! Then we ran some errands. I let him walk all around Babies R Us and Walmart. He thinks it's great to just walk. He doesn't care where he is as long as you let him walk. But forget holding his hand our guiding him where you want to go... that doesn't work! Mr In Charge goes where he wants to go!!
Anyways, we came home and Legree took a nap. When he woke up he was not in a great mood. He has 4 teeth coming in (you can see them right on the edge of his gum line). He's been cranky off and on which is not like Legree at all, he's generally a pretty happy little guy. So, Ben and I decided we needed to do SOMETHING to distract him and make him feel better. So we thought the park was a good solution. On the way to the park we stopped at our favorite used book store. Legree loved walking up and down the aisles and crawling up on the step stools they have. That's his new favorite thing to do too, CLIMBING! Anyways, Ben got some books to read and I got Legree two new Christian baby books. After that we headed to the park. We pushed Legree on the swings, let him climb around on the playground, pick up handfulls of rock and throw it and of course WALK around!
Sunday we went to church. That was fun because it was VBS Sunday. The kids that were in VBS (104 kids, a new church record) sang songs to show what they learned this past week. It made me tear up thinking that in just two more short years Legree will be standing up there. I wonder what he'll be like? Will he still be a ham like he is now and sing the song at the top of his lungs?? Will he be shy in front of everything? Will he remember all the words?? It's so much fun to think about those things!!
Legree stayed in nursery for most of the service because Grandma was watching nusery. But Ben went and got him after the sermon to come hear the kids sing. Of course as soon as he got into church and there was one quiet moment, he rips his pacifier out of his mouth and screams "DAAAA" at the top of his lungs! Ohh how embarassing!! But it made Pastor Zahn laugh too... Legree is always competing with him on who's going to talk the most. It reminds me of when I was pregnant with him. He would always jump and push me the most when Pastor Zahn was preaching. I'd always tell Pastor Z about it then too.. .so it always tickles all of us now that he stills reacts so strongly to him!
Whenever Legree would push me and move around so during sermons, it always reminded me of John leaping in his mother's womb when Mary spoke. If anyone says that babies in the womb don't know God or aren't moved by what they hear, they are missing something! God can work any number of miracles, and he can certainly work His word on an unborn child. God says for all of us to have faith like a child. He doesn't specify what age. Obviously He knows better then we do... so I trust that even little Legree knows God and God certainly knows Legree!! Praise God for that blessing!!
So, for a not so busy weekend... it was BUSY! But it was relaxing and fun to do what we wanted when it happened. No real plans, just some good ol' fashioned family fun!!