Saturday, July 23, 2011

picnic.....

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what a beautiful night this was! just a little bike ride away was an outside concert in the park... so we loaded our picnic baskets and packed the big blanket and away we went!
could be one of my most favorite ways to spend the afternoon/evening...
I love a picnic... good food spread all about... laying in the grass... being together.
when there is music to listen to it just makes it even better!
Our girls just ran about meeting other children...
playing house under their tree... the branches hung all the way to the ground which felt like a real house to them.

Do you ever get down low with your children and actually see what they are seeing? Try it... it's a beautiful magical world down there...
Things look so different.
I thought about this, this evening as they were opening and closing their branchy door... it was so fun!
They climbed up the trunk to their bed... they cooked dinner with their sticks and leaves... they laughed just like little girls do.
They were children being children!

So the night went on and our girl's feet got blacker and blacker... well used feet... toes that do not touch each other with so much grass and sand in between... knees with scars... legs with scratches... finger nails needing a trim with so much dirt underneath and palms of hands green from the grass... this is childhood...

it was a beautiful evening...

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