And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran



Sunday, October 19, 2008

It's a Celebration!

Today we celebrated Little Sprout's 2nd birthday. We gorged on hot ham and cheese sandwiches, fruit, veggies and dip, and chips. Then I cracked out the cake. Obviously, Little Sprout had had about enough of the food thing...

Little Sprout got quite a few amazing gifts. There were lots of books (we are a reading family), adorable beaded socks, movies, a couple toys (thankfully not too many), and her favorite: a flashlight looking thing that has little colored lights inside. When you push the button, the lights spin at high speed, creating really cool patterns. Little Sprout loves that one best so far.

After everyone left (well, Dad was still hanging around) the neighbor boys came over and played in our leaf pile with the Sprouts. Oh! It was so funny to watch them. The boys would bury themselves, and Little Sprout would yell "Oh, No!" and quickly uncover their faces.


She even helped rake up some more leaves. Everyone wanted that pile as big as they could get it.

Big Sprout had a blast hiding in the leaves. It is a family tradition every year for my Mom and the Sprouts to get together and play in the leaves. This year the Sprouts got TWO days of leaf fun! They went to the folks' place yesterday to play with Grandma, and then today they got to play at our house.


Really, it was the most amazing of all days. The sun was out, it was warm, and there were loved ones all around. Too bad Little Sprout is too young to remember it...

7 comments:

Em said...

Congratulations on the big 2-year landmark. And all that leaf play looks like a ton of fun!

Lisa said...

I think you ought to hang on to that first picture! You can use it against her when she's in high school! My girls' school asked for baby pictures their senior year for a banquet.... umm... good times!!

Deb said...

Aww, leaf fun. It looks like a blast! Happy birthday, Little Sprout!

Kati said...

Yeah for a happy birthday!!! Glad it was a good way all around. And, is LS sleeping in that pic???? Adorable!

Looks like they all had fun in the leaf pile. What fun!

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

Definitely a very high 'Aaah' factor here Barefoot.

jenny said...

Aww.. Happy birthday to little sprout! Looks like you all had so much fun! I love those kinds of days!

Mon said...

Love that 2nd pic of little sprout in the leaves. Autumn leaves are one of my favourite things...