Sunday, April 6, 2008

Spring Break

What a week!! After days of torrential rains and flooding, we FINALLY saw the sun shine brightly today -- the weather was glorious.

Oakley and I worked in the yard early this afternoon and as I pulled weeds, she gathered them all up in a bag. She followed me all around the flower beds and was diligent in her work -- she LOVES helping!!

As a reward, she and I took a long walk this afternoon throughout the neighborhood. We both walked in our pajamas (sad, but true). Oakley was a little more presentable than me; she threw on a necklace, her butterfly wings and a tutu before we headed out. You know, so I could see her fly.

She was so funny as we walked, and she stopped to gather purple clover, dandelions and some other white flowering weed. She chattered about the birds flying overhead, her butterfly wings, and her legs being strong because she drinks all of her milk at school. Then she looked up at me nonchalantly, and said, "This is precious." That's her new favorite adjective and she uses it sometimes appropriately, and sometimes not. But in my humble and unbiased opinion, it's precious when she says it!

It's amazing how a little sunshine can brighten the soul!

And best of all, Hagan returned home (looking all tanned) this afternoon from vacationing in Destin, Florida! He was there all week enjoying spring break with his best friend, Seth, and his family. We all missed him and Oakley was especially happy to have him home.

We decided to bake homemade chocolate chip cookies in celebration, and once again, she was eager to help.

She loves pouring the ingredients into the bowl, and she runs to grab her little footstool every time I start baking so she can be front and center.

But her very favorite part is licking the beater and she always asks to sit on the counter to enjoy her treat.

All in all, a VERY GOOD Sunday!


4ever 4some said...

Oakley has grown so much and looks so very happy. Your family is precious. Loved the "cotton" story.


The Ferrill's said...

Oh I LOVE your Sunday! I can't pick my favorite part, would it be walking in pajamas, or Oakley licking that big ol' beater (what in the world kind of mixer to you have, Jana? ;)
OR Oakley saying "This is precious." I use that word all the time, so that is "precious" to me!
I know your heart is full to have your Hagan back home and have been able to share such a relaxing day with Oakley!
Your family is just PRECIOUS!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like an absolutely PERFECT Sunday!

Lisa P.

Adam and Cynthia said...

She is so creative - just like her mommy!

Did you save any cookies for me?

Jake and Taryn said...

How cute! Oakley looks so cute in her pjs! Sounds like a wonderful Sunday together!

Dawn said...

She is so cute...I cannot wait to bake cookies with our girl!!

Nicole said...

What a great day!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Jana, it sounds like a perfect day...and yes, "precious." I love that you walked in your pj's. You created some very special memories.
Your cookies look amazing too! Olivia was very excited when she saw them and started yelling "cookie" and Jackson asked why I never make chocolate chip cookies!


Stefanie said...

Okay... can I come over to hang out at your house? Sounds like a perfect day (minus the yardwork ;)
And the pigtails are TOO CUTE!!

Laura said...

Just happened to find your blog. Fun one and Oakley is adorable. :)

Jewels of My Heart said...

Thank you so much for your bid!
Your daughter is absolutely DARLING! What a smile! She must light up the room.
God Bless You,

MississippiZen said...

Found you from Jill's blog ..

Your daughter is a cutie pie! I think the best part of chocolate chip cookies is the beater :)