Friday, June 08, 2007

Chasing rainbows

I have had some people ask me what exactly I mean by “the Cities.” This is, for me, the Twin Cities of Minnesota – St. Paul and Minneapolis. Both cities are not very large, but there are many suburbs that blend in; the whole area is considered “Metro” and when we Minnesotans speak of “the Cities,” we actually mean all the suburbs surrounding the area.

So, I got there yesterday and enjoyed cuddling and talking with the girls and Joy. Ken was in the office working, so I didn’t get to talk to him much in the afternoon. We played one of Ashley’s favorite games, Blocket, and I enjoyed watching the girls do their embroidery.

Ken decided that we needed to go out to the Chinese Buffet and get sick eating too much, which is what we all did.

The predicted storm hit while we were eating so there was an awesome rainbow when we came out of the restaurant. The girls wanted to go to the end and hopefully find the promised crock of gold, and Ken went along with it, chasing it from one building to another, always finding that it had snuck behind the next building, the next street.

What kind of father supports his children’s dreams and imagination by chasing rainbows with them? We drove around for over thirty minutes before the rainbow (which was a full one, by the way) finally disappeared and the girls decided to try again another day.

Ashley said that the Leprechauns were teaching patience … if you gave up after the first try, you would never find the pot of gold! So you had to keep trying and keep trying; someday you might just FIND the gold!

We are now back on the farm; the girls are playing with Scooter and their toys and the dogs. It was a beautiful day today – you have a beautiful day!


happyowl said...

Those girls are so clever!!!! What a great dad they have! I know you'll have tons of fun playing with them and spending time with the family. Can't wait to hear how it goes.



Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful rainbow story - no man I know would be such a good Dad!

Enjoy your time with the girls.


Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Sounds you all had a great day!

I found a blog which shows photos of St Paul, named Visual St. Paul. Worth a visit.

Have a nice weekend!

tracey said...

Leprechauns are clever that way!

BTW, yes, you may buy a print =)

Candy Duell said...

Oh what a great rainbow story. That is one they will remember for ever!

Have you introduced them to redwork, like you did to me :)

I am so glad you made it back to the farm safe and sound. Now, relax and enjoy the visit!

Moonbeam said...

I love the rainbow story - and the wise words about the Leprechaun's teaching patience. You are very blessed to have such a wonderful family and I know you will enjoy the time together. Have fun at the museum.