Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Life on a Trampoline

Most afternoons, when Nolan is polishing off the last of a long, much needed nap, Cole and I head out to the trampoline. There are days when it is cold, when I would rather stay in and finish whatever project I have going, but I see him out there by himself and I feel a pull to go. I pull on my winter jacket and hat and I join him as we jump as high as we can. Before I know it he is telling me about his day at school, his friends, naming the letter of the day, and we make up all sorts of ridiculous games and imaginary performances. He will sit and judge each of my jumps and I am sad to report I have yet to score anything over a C+! We find weird shapes out of clouds and watch the cardinals eat from the feeder.

I have come to realize that this is invaluable time together. When I ask him how his day was on the way home from school I get short answers without a lot of detail. But give him a trampoline and a distraction like jumping and he will tell you all about his day, his week, what he plans to be when he grows up.

The older I get the more I truly believe in that quote by John Lennon that says "Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans." I think of all the stuff I should be doing and I look out the window to see Cole laying on his back on the trampoline pointing at cloud shapes in the sky. I stop making other plans and go out and live my life.

Here are some photos from today.

Love & Light,


Where our squirrely neighbors live.

We tried, but it really did not taste the same.


  1. Your words are so true. Enjoy every minute that you can. There is nothing more important than the special time you have with your family. We have squirrely neighbors also. Paula

  2. LOVE this. so so true. you are such an awesome mom!!

  3. I love reading your posts and looking at your beautiful photos. They always make me feel so lucky to know you and to be your friend. You are truly incredible!