Monday, August 11, 2008

Today's Delights

Cooper delights in his new train set. He picked it out himself after earning 20 marbles. He earns marbles for listening the first time, having a great nap without whining, being "caught" doing something great... sharing with seneca, playing sweet with beckham, cleaning up his toys...now we start over. I delight in giving marbles to him.

Seneca delights in tossing her food from her highchair tray to the floor. She really does. It happens with a full smile on her face. I don't always delight in picking up soggy food, but I delight that I have her to clean up after.

Beckham delights in anyone giving him any kind of attention. His delight is displayed by an enormous open-mouth smile and happy squeals. I receive this delightful reaction when I lift him high in the air, when Cooper jumps around silly in front of him, when seneca plays peek-a-boo with him.

Denten delights in great sport. The men's olympic swimming 4x100 freestyle relay last night? Pure delight as we jumped off the couch cheering. He delights in his children's laughter, in a satisfying day's work, in a bowl of ice cream.

I delight in summer days in the pool with my kids, a clean house at the end of the day, running errands with pleasant children, friends I can have honest conversations with, chocolate ice cream from fresh & easy. We're fairly easy to please around here. Life really is delightful.

8 comments:

321forme said...

I agree. Life is delightful! So is your blog. You are so thoughtful.
Steph Thomas

Debbie said...

When is it appropriate to start motivating Zack with marbles? The biting has GOT to stop over here! :)

Amy said...

okay...I'm a dork. That comment from "debbie" is really from me. I was signed in as my mom to do some stuff on her blog & I forgot & started commenting away! haha. Sorry!

Lindsay said...

Amberly, loved your "delightful" thoughts; don't be surprised if you find somthing just like it on mine...you really began me thinking things that delight me! Fun to read, take care!

Holladay Photo said...

i'm definitely going to try the marbles plan with ruby- that was a good reminder of a fun and structured way to curb some behaviors. thanks for your post!

Jana said...

I should post something like that. I need to record more things like that for my own personal record. I think a pack of Starburst for my kids is all it would take.

Sandi said...

I delight in having you as a friend.

bryn said...

sounds delightful!