Friday, April 11, 2008

Today's the Day...

The Teddy Bears have their PICNIC!
I was fortunate enough to join Sam's class today for their Teddy Bear Picnic. I was so thankful that it was such a beautiful day. Picnic perfect!!! They have been planning this all week. They've introduced their bears to the class and made them name-tags and everything! The students got to sit in the Prayer Garden at pre-school and enjoy the gorgeous weather and luncheon. It was a site that brought tears to my eyes as I walked into the garden and saw all those sweet babies sitting on blankets with their favorite Teddies in their laps. Part of me was teary over the fact that Sam is getting big so quickly and will soon be leaving this phase of his life. The other part of me was simply charmed by their innocence and the pure joy they get out of such a simple activity. I wish I could have frozen Sam in that moment!
Some people ask "Why do you blog?" Well...some of the time b/c it is a nice stress reliever, much like journaling and the other reason is b/c I want share the precious gifts that God has given me with as many people as I can. This moment with Sam's class today is one of those gifts. It was a time for me to check back in to reality and savor his childhood. The daily rat-race frequently gets in the way of our ability to appreciate the "little things". It means the world to me that I had an opportunity to step back for just a minute and become grounded like my 5 year-old and truly recognize that it REALLY IS about the "little things" in life that make us happy! So go ahead and blow the dust off your favorite Teddy Bear and have a will make you smile! :-)

Sneaking up on the Teddy Bear Picnic

What a sweet baby boy!!!!
There are only 4 boys in Sam's class of 11...This is Evan, Sam and Duncan (Sweet little Henry was out of town...I hate that he wasn't there)
Caroline, Mary Stephens, & Baylis
Lilly & Kelsey
Lydia & Sarah Aylan

Mrs. Walsh with her more than precious 4-year-olds and their Teddy Bears!!!!


Anonymous said...

i love it!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love, gracie

Anonymous said...

you are so talented!!! I love reading everything, and it is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Claudia.
Aunt K

Anonymous said...

oh, doll. that made me tear up as usual. you are right; it is the LITTLE moments in life (the ones that don't cost a dime) that make it worth living.

ford just fell asleep snuggling with me in the rocking chair with me and i just boo hooed like a baby.

i love the blogs. keep them coming. we need more of this in this world.

i am so relieved to read that fulton is healthy and better; how scary!

all this and hearing of shane has made me so appreciative of life today, and the many blessings GOD has given us that often times go unnoticed.

love, peace, and joy!