Rarely do I get a chance to capture such moments in lil A's life. Every day is simply a new adventure in his eyes. He's fearless. Sometimes I watch him wandering in the yard looking at the new bugs, flowers, mounds of dirt, and endless puddles... and it's all thrilling to him. I wish I still looked at life that way. I took this picture the other day after it had rained and we decided to grill out our dinner. I dressed him in some play clothes and let him go "exploring". This picture doesn't show the mud caked onto his sweatpants...or the residue of dirt on his lips from trying to chew on rocks... (sigh). But it was when he found the residual rain puddles on his sand box cover that he lit up. It was a natural toy...and simply joyful. That's what life is all about right? Finding the simple joys God places in our lives and enjoying them to the fullest.