Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The Perfect Picnic Tree

Beautiful Summer Sky
Funny Little BOYCurious Little Girl
Lemonade, Tuna Fish, Pretzels, Cheese & Summer Squash.
The Perfect Picnic Tree.
(Ignore Ben's way too big pants that he decided that he had to wear).
We have this amazing tree in our yard that I absoutley love. It is perfect for sitting under. Just the right amount of shade & space. The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky. - Antoine de-Saint Exupery I don't know what it is in me when I decide , hey we can all share the same drink in a big bottle to save from misc. tipping cups etc. The kids fight the whole time for the right to hold and drink from the sacred single bottle. Everytime we do a picnic thing I warn them that there will be bugs. Everytime they see a bug, ant , etc...they scream BUG!!! get it out of here!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is when I tell myself, maybe we should have eaten inside. Also half way into the meal the kids start exploring nature. Climbing trees..walking about the woods.. I'm not complaining, it is always nice to picnic...these are just some of the facts. hehe. Recently, I rewatched: Finding Neverland. What a heart-touch movie. I do not fail to cry at the end. We still don't have tv service yet, so we have been watching lots of movies and opting for reading & computer instead. It really has been kind of nice. We plan on getting service by winter (if not before) because boredom is sure to strike. I really only watch one show that I have to see anyway and that is: The Office, which I can watch online. My family is still sleeping, so I am enjoying a few quiet moments. Ben keeps coming into our bed every night lately, he's totally taking over my spot. We are meeting more neighbors & making more friends on the street so that has been really nice. I can't tell you the joy in my heart that Isabelle can walk out back and play with a friend. She is such a social girl. When we lived in the country, it made for playdates and simple moments like that very hard and far between. I love hearing the church bells everday. I love being so close to everything (stores, school, friends, park, etc) and yet we still have quiet & privacy being on the end of a dead end street. Today Isabelle has ballet and then we are hopefully (it looks a little rainy at this point) off to the park for lunch and play with friends. Tonight I am looking forward to Summer bible study. dinner plans: not sure yet. Yesterday we made baked chicken, coleslaw and cold pasta salad. The day before that we had steak on the grill, sweet potatoes and green beans. The day before that I don't remember at the moment. Well I have probably rambled enough for one sitting (and my 2nd cup of coffee is ready). Good day.

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