Today has been a great Sunday full of laughs, sunshine, and family. That's my favorite combination along with laughs, sunshine and shopping so you can image my smiles as I look back through the pictures from today.
I have an older brother Leo whom I like to call Dieter. I usually don't get to see him that often, but today we finally met up for lunch after church.
Dieter is that kind of guy who loves shopping, going out to eat, beautiful towns, sunsets, wine, great taste in things and is a helpless romantic. Before I was married he used to wine and dine me to show me how a man should treat me. He taught me many things my own father didn't. He told me that I, as a woman, need to take good care of myself and make sure I'm always looking my best. He is such a great guy with a big heart and lots of love to give.
So after church we went out to eat to one of his favorite mexican restaurants. The food was delicious and I totally see why he enjoys going there. I also found that the chips, guacamole and salsa together are like the greatest thing ever!
It was to heart warming to see him with my son. Toddler loved playing with his uncle and even gave him a good arm work out, but it's my brothers fault because he started it. I loved watching Dieter run after Toddler, prop him up on mailboxes so when he jumps he could catch him. You see my brother was an amazing father! He had boys and one of them was blonde like Toddler. I'm blessed to have my brother spend some time with my son.
The end of a beautiful day ended with Toddler wading in freezing cold water for about 10 minutes before he face planted into it, my brother went start in after him. The interesting part is Toddler dried his face and off he went back into the water like nothing ever happened. We went back to the car shortly after with Toddler insisting that he walked the whole way barefoot. I usually don't let him so this sort of thing, but Dieter said I had to loosen up and let Toddler live a little. I still think it was disgusting and guess who fell asleep in my bed with unwashed feet?!
Days like these I will cherish in my heart forever!