miracle #1: last week, wyatt said, "i'm going outside to practice riding my two-wheeler" (as opposed to riding the other bike with training wheels). now, this may not seem like a big deal, but wyatt has had absolutely no interest in learning how to ride a bike. he has humored me a couple of times and ridden around our driveway with my hand on the back of his bike for all of two minutes before he gets bored and wants to do something else. so, anyway, when he said what he said, i replied, surprised and curious, "okay. sure."
about 10 minutes later, he and seth come busting through the door, all crazy energy and excitement. wyatt's face is lit up like a christmas tree and he tells me, "mommy. you're not going to believe this. i did it! i can ride a two-wheeler now!" beside him, seth nods and says, "it's true. i saw him." so we all rush outside to bear witness to this monumental event. here's a little snippet:
miracle #2: seth has learned to swim. and i mean swim. before we left for our vacation, i bought the boys snorkels at the dollar store. turns out that a snorkel is the magic ingredient in seth's recipe for how to swim. he put on his goggles, stuck the snorkel in his mouth, and started paddling around in the water like a pro. the snorkel and goggles combination helps him relax and let the water do most of the work. i took him to a pool in clemson last week, and he swam the entire length of the pool so many times that i lost count. in typical seth-fashion, he sang as he swam, and the sound was piped out through his snorkel for all of us to hear. a couple of times, he even stopped swimming to do a little underwater dance. i didn't catch that on video, sad to say, but i do have visual proof of the swimming.
miracle #3: this is my third post in less than a week. crazy, huh? i doubt if this will happen again anytime soon, since my life is about to become a tiny whirlwind of cardboard boxes, newspaper, and packing tape. but who knows? stranger things have happened.