25 September 2007

Last night in the life of nic

...featured another rousing game of backyard family kickball. We divvied up teams, which prompted the first round of pouting (done by son #2), who wanted me instead of his dad. {I'm not sure when they'll figure out that Dad is better at kickball, but for now it's nice ego-fodder.}

There were people who wanted to kick but not run, people who ran even though they hadn't kicked, and people who kept changing their minds on which fence post was second base.

And then there was Elle. She played for both sides, rolled the ball back to the pitcher instead of kicking it, abandoned the field to frequent the slide, and often couldn't be coaxed off first base (the tire swing).

I haven't the faintest clue who won.

I imagine someday the kids will grow into the game, and we'll produce something a little more along the lines of actual kickball. And I also imagine I'll miss these days like crazy.

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Sounds like a fantastic way to spend an evening!!

Kimberly said...

That sounds so idyllic! We've a huge yard here and I can picture our little family engaged in similar activities.

Amelia said...

Sounds like a sweet evening to remember. You're smart to cherish these day of scramble-ball!

Amelia

britty said...

love it! these are the moments that make life grand!!!

Katy said...

Awww, that sounds great....and definitely sounds like the exact same thing that would happen here with my kids! You are making wonderful memories!!! :)

Katy said...

I just wanted to say thanks for your comment on my blog...i will keep you in prayer as well. Insurance is soo stressful, isn't it? I, too, hope it works out the best for both of us (and with Christ...it all will!) Have a great day! :)

Luisa Perkins said...

Lovely post on a lovely blog!

~love said...

so much fun! =)

isn't it amazing when we can think about things that way? anxious for them to understand and do things in the way they are "meant" to be done, but then loving where we are right now & knowing it will be all too soon when we will miss this.

Emery Jo said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and now I think my life is complete.

LOVE. IT.

Josi said...

What a fun mom you are. My kids are so jealous of your kids :-) Loved the blog.