Thursday, January 29, 2009

Even boys like picnics

I heard on the news this morning that seven states were under "a state of emergency" due to severe winter storms. So on their behalf the boys and I had a lunch picnic. How could we not? I would've felt guilty if we had chosen to stay indoors on a nice warm sunny winter day.
We ate simply. Peanut butter sandwiches, wheat thins with cream cheese, and Doritos. The conversation was even more simple. And funny. Andrew always comes up with good "what ifs?" He gets excited for the slightest of wind, always wanting to fly a kite.

Boys are so different. Could life really be this simple?

When the cup of water and ice tipped over I put a small piece of ice down Andrew's shirt and he loved it. Laughing and screaming. I won't mention any names, but I know a daughter that would not have thought that was so fun. {and a mommy; yes me}
Beautiful day.
Note to self: Remember to take time for more picnics.


carmen said...

You are such a fun mom, Nola! Aren't we lucky to be living where the weather is so nice and mild during the winter? I love that you are visiting my blog. Thanks for your sweet comments. I love your new family photo. Your kids are sooooo cute, your boys are darling and your girls are beautiful, which reminds me, I got the sweetest thank-you note from Meagan in the mail today. I can see that she has acquired your sense of humor. Sweet. I was looking through our freshman yearbook, and I read what you wrote. It was sooooo funny...I may have to post it on my blog!! I love you, Nola!! :o)

Pineapple Hill said...

How Fun! ... so thoughtful of you:)