Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Our little snowman....

Jonathan reminded me of a snowman with a string mop in hand! His thoughts, imagination, and actions never cease to amaze me.

Jonathan enjoyed going out to play in the snow, his play was a little different than I have ever seen. It reminded me of the time he played in the grass this past spring.

Jonathan played with the mop for over an hour.....

He marched with the mop.....

He mopped/swept out all of our above ground vegetable beds. He worked very hard and wanted the job to be preformed well. (with 7 inches of snow it was a big task)

After the beds were completed to his satisfaction, he moved on to clearing a path to walk.

Next, Jonathan ventured over to help his brothers create a sled path....but didn't stick with this job for to long. James was pulling William on the sled and moving faster than Jonathan could keep up.

Still wanting to help his brothers out Jonathan decided to sweep the snow off the boys sled. James wasn't to sure about Jonathan's motive at first, but went along with Jonathan after a few minutes of Jonathan's coaxing

Now as I watched this next move I wasn't to sure what Jonathan was doing....Batting his brothers heads??? No, he wasn't batting their heads, he was just dusting snow from their hoods and backs. He thought he was being such a help.

Once they were dusted off Jonathan turned around and gave me this face...boy I love him!!!

When Jonathan plays it is never conventional, but quite entertaining and enlightening to those observing. This was another one of those days that I saw him living life to it's fullest, and what I noticed again was a boy living outside the box. Yet another reminder to not be stuck in a rut or box, but to seek to see all the beauty life has to offer us. To embrace our trials or hardships, and grow from them in the process, while being completely humbled by the blessings and gifts given from our Lord.

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
James 4:10


Mountain Mama said...

Not only was he living life to its fullest outside of "the box" but all of his actions were actions of serving - digging out mom's garden beds, making a path for others, dusting the sleds and most importantly - dusting the snow off of his brothers heads.
What a servants heart. Such a sweet boy!

Valerie said...

Who would have guessed a mop could be so much fun in the snow! What a creative young man Jonathan is, I love it! What a great reminder too...such a valuable lesson for everyone. :)

Enjoy your snow...not looking like we'll end up with any tonight, but I am still hopeful. :)

misslynda said...

I love this post. That sweetheart Jonathan just enjoys every minute of life - - - and is content - and generally joyful with whatever God has given to him that day. We could all take a lesson from that!

Nabila Grace said...

I love that! He is so precious! :o)

Patti said...

I love your family! We have ten children as well, and our youngest has Ds. So glad I found your blog!!

Cinnamon said...

Okay I think I'm going to have to go buy my children a mop and see what they do with it :-)

Great pictures of the chldren having fun!!


Theresa said...

So sweet. He brings tears to my eyes and warms my heart.

Emily, wife of Jeremy said...

How precious. I can so see my sister with Down's doing something similiar. They are such a blessing.

Josh and Rebecca Pauls said...

What a sweet boy! He is so blessed to be a part of a wonderful family!