A Big Day for G

I was made for three-day weekends. We need more of them, yes?

Our long weekend began with an Aggie win on Saturday. WHOOP! Our Ags looked pretty good, and we're hopeful for the rest of the season.

It was an evening game, and we didn't make it home until 2am. I'm pretty sure the Lord intended for me to be in bed by 10pm every night, so I'm not sure how I made it through that long drive home without turning into a pumpkin.

But our precious children allowed us to sleep in until 9am Sunday. Aren't they just so sweet?

I can't say that I felt rested, but we lounged around all day to make up for it.

Yes, we skipped church because of an Aggie game. The Lord understands. I hope. But I did watch our service online, so I do feel better about that.

And we did go to the evening service. I don't need to justify myself with you, but I'm not sure why the past 5 sentences make me feel better.


Rick and I declared today, Labor Day, the BIG day for Garrett. It was the day to learn to ride his bike without training wheels. Enough of this standstill already.

He started with Daddy's help, and he was off and rolling within ten minutes.
A little race with Liam encouraged him to pedal faster.
He did have one bad spill that included tears, but we encouraged him to get back on and try again. We're so proud to say that he was starting, stopping, and braking by himself by lunch!

Notice I didn't add 'turning' to his abilities. He needs to build his confidence in that way, but he'll get there.

He spent the afternoon at the piano. He is our most musically-gifted child. He has taught himself to play "Silent Night" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" by ear without any of our help.

He took interest in learning to play the Beatles' "Obladi Oblada" this afternoon. He asked Daddy to help him, so the two of them worked on it until G could play it.
It took quite a bit of concentration of the mind and contortion of the lips.
But he did it!
And we're so proud of our baby.

1 comment:

Didi said...

When I told him that we could now ride the trails at Grapevine Lake the first thing he asked was "does that trail have turns". Poor boy...but, he'll get more confident and be able to make those turns! Way to go, G! And, I can't wait until you can give a concert for Didi with your piano!