Saturday Mornings and Rainy Footprints


June 16, 2012 by CassieCravings

I love Saturday mornings.

Eli doesn’t sleep in on Saturdays. Between 5:45 and 6:15, I get to wake up to sloppy kisses and baby breath. Sometimes there is a gentle wake-up song and rubbing of my hair. Sometimes there is a yell, “Watch out!” as he pounces on me.

I roll out of bed and stumble to the caffeine as Eli bounces about and gives me his list of must-do activities. This morning was especially creative and especially specific.

“I builds a house. I climbs a mountain. I jumps ‘da mountain. What ‘dat? ‘Wisten to your ears, Mama! ‘Dat rain. I’s dance a song!”

I hold up a stop sign hand, “Let’s watch one cartoon while I wake up. Deal?”

Eli thinks carefully, “Well…I’s builds a house. I’s see Bot, Gio, Milli [translation: Team Umi Zoomi]. Mama, Mama, Mama….WAKE UP!!”

Even though the blanket thrown over a couple of chairs and the couch is declared a tunnel and not a house, he Β goes with it.

A bit of snuggling, some playing and a lot of caffeine later, Eli decides that he wanted to “open ‘da door” and to “say ‘dood mownin’ to ‘da rain.”

Saturday morning and a warm summer rain, now that is perfection.

We dance in the rain.

We giggle. We splash.

We are shivering and satisfied.

I love Saturday mornings.

trying to bring the umbrella into the house

still working on squeezing the umbrella into the house…


29 thoughts on “Saturday Mornings and Rainy Footprints

  1. What a sweet Saturday morning memory! I love that you’re the kind of mama who takes her little one out to play in the rain. πŸ™‚

    • mamacravings says:

      It was wonderful πŸ™‚ Doing silly things like playing in the rain make for some great memories. It can’t be done all of the time, but when it can..why not? πŸ™‚

  2. Carolyn W. says:

    There’s a little sunshine in that rainstorm! πŸ™‚

  3. Sounds almost like Saturday Morning Confusion:

  4. RJ says:

    We played in the rain this weekend too! Great weekend!

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  7. Looks like so much fun!! Great way to seize the moment! πŸ™‚

  8. Sadly, another Russel Ray camping trip comes to an end………………..

  9. Loved this post – you have an early bird like me! Love the cartoon watching while you wake up – I have gone through 2-3 at times in the morning!!

    • mamacravings says:

      He is quite the early bird. πŸ™‚ I am very glad for those favorite cartoons on our DVR. They allow the caffeine to settle in before I have to be too awake. πŸ™‚

  10. betcyw says:

    oh what beautiful pictures and such a lovely sentiment in the writing.

  11. lifeofministermom says:

    Oh I just love this! It’s all about the little things. πŸ˜‰ I look forward to reading more and thx for following my blog!

    God bless,

  12. A dood mownin’, indeed. And beautiful photos (and beautiful weebot, of course). Cheers!

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