Tuesday, June 14, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 15


Seeing the world through
the eyes of a two year old.

Koen recently became big enough to
climb up the play structure at Chic-fil-a.
This was a HUGE deal in our world
and you can tell by the smile on his face
how proud he is to be so big.


This opened my eyes to the happiness
that exists in his little world
and I think that I should take notes.

Like the simple joy of transforming
a storage bucket into a swashbuckling pirate ship
and being on the lookout for "piwates".
Just looking at his little
smooshed up feet makes me smile.


Oh and the fun to be had
when sprawled out on the floor

with a huge coloring book and a box full of crayons.

I love seeing his grubby little fingers
hold a crayon.

So much creativity is unleashed on

my living room floor.


It must be so splendid

after a long day of playing
to lay on the couch with rosy cheeks,
beneath a handmade quilt,
snuggle up to your big brother,
and watch cartoons.

Witnessing my little one enjoy
these simple pleasures makes
my life feel so much richer.
His happiness is a blessing for me.


Want to join me in my quest
to scout out happiness for a whole year?
Simply post a photo of something that
makes you wildly happy and tell us all about it.
Then, steal my button and include it in your post.
Don't forget to link up to Mr. Linky.


Buckeroomama said...

Aww, such a sweet, sweet post and what great pictures, too! :)

I love it when the little ones cannot make the "r" sound and replaces it with the "w" sound. So dang cute!

Little Hatchlings said...

LOVE that photo of him being a "piwate"...the perspective is fantastic. I also have a 2 year old and I have to agree that it's so refreshing to see what "their" world is like.

Anika said...

It really is the little things :)

I loved when my two year old wanted to ride around in a tupperware a bit too small for her, adorable!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sweet post and photos too.

Christy said...

Your little boys are the cutest things, I would go crazy with those curls! Great post Leigh, ciao bella

Pieni Lintu said...

Oh, those curls are so cute! :)

FYH said...

Beautiful post and great perspective!

Unknown said...

love the slide photos!

patty said...

beautiful post... brings back such wondrful memories. i'm glad you are enjoying them now, because these moments fly. like made crazy pirate ships.
patty@ www.findingserendipity.com
ps: this is my main blog but i can't seem to link my comments to it. any suggestions?

Jen said...

Hi! Thanks for hosting. I am excited to be linking up today! I love your blog!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, I really like the first with this magnificent frame. Greetings.

Courtney said...

LOVE the first shot. Very cool. My 2 yr old is just big enough to climb up in there as well which IS a huge deal!

Anonymous said...

Sweet photos. Love that slide photo!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post... 2 year olds do have the best perspective!! Love the photoS!!

Gina Kleinworth said...

Oh how funny! My kids used to cram themselves into plastic bins too. I thought it was just them :) Too cute & thanks for bringing back a funny memory!

Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

I love his hair the most! I bet that's not easy to comb through some mornings...I always love your photos and perspective!

Jessica said...

2 year olds are so fun! I have my niece from time to time and it's a riot!!

Karen Mortensen said...

His world looks pretty good to me. Where can I sign up?

Linda D. said...

Taking a 2 year old's perspective on the world teaches us all to -

1) Try something new even if it doesn't look like a good fit at first (The Piwate ship)

2) Take a minute to enjoy overcoming a challenge (The slide)

3) Share downtime with a loved one (Couch cartoon watching)


Jenn said...

Such beautiful boys... I love the quiet moments when my girls curl up together too... soooo sweet.

Unknown said...

And those curls!!! I don't know how you don't eat him up all day!

Kerry Estey Keith said...

My antique stove brings me great joy. The quirkiness; the simplicity; the staying in awareness so as not to burn the cookies. Supreme Happiness!

Kerry Estey Keith said...

Leigh, I cannot get your button/badge to work on my site. Any advice?

Susan Anderson said...

And it's a blessing for US as well.

Thanks for sharing it today. It made my heart smile.


Susan said...

Being two does look like fun! Love the first shot.

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Such darling boys... Love those curls!! :) Happy Tuesday!!

Alana Jo said...

So adorable. Being a child is such a wonderful thing. You don't understand it until you have one of your own. Thanks for sharing!

nzkiwigirl said...

ooohh...how lovely! glad i entered this week!

NCSue said...

Thank you for hosting.
I have a page on my site that lists more than 250 hops, memes, and photo challenges… some for each day of the week. Check under the header for the link to that page. I’ve also started a BlogFrog community that focuses on hops, carnivals, memes, and photo challenges. Go to http://theblogfrog.com/1504201 to visit & participate.

Katherine said...

What darling pictures. You've captured two-year-old-ness so well.

I linked up, but for the life of me, can't get the picture to copy to my blog.

Lucy said...

These are priceless photos! Happy Tuesday!

Unknown said...

That looks like a seriously perfect day. : ) I love it. Happy children make my heart melt.

Caroline said...

I am completely smitten with his curly hair!!! He is so adorable! I forgot to link up yesterday (I have no brains since having Oliver) but am adding it to yesterday's post right now! Better late than never! :)

Amy said...

This post brought me so much joy! I melted when I saw your baby all smooshed up in that bucket. Cuteness overload;)

Also, I have really been enjoying your date night posts. I think I'm going to try a few of your recipes and try that this weekend!

GretchenP said...

yikes! i'm late linker this week. thanks again for hosting! :)

GretchenP said...

i just noticed how flippity flippin' cute your son's curly hair is! (yeah..just admitted myself as a big skimmer there!) my son has decided he's growing his hair out and it's super curly like mine. i say it gets 'fluffier' instead of longer. :P i just adore those curls!! super. super. cute.