A Day in the Deep South

If you asked me to describe a kid’s ideal day in the south, it would look something like this:

A refreshing dip in the kiddie pool under the shady fig tree.

Followed by a turn around the backyard with the hose.

A watermelon snack.

No inhibitions.

Taking the riding lawnmower out for a spin with Dad.

Catching fireflies with Uncle Chris.

I’m so happy that our children got to experience a day of simple pleasures like this.  It reminds us that we don’t need to be plugged into television, video games or computers to have a good time.

We ended our family day in Alabama gathered around the glowing homemade lanterns we created.  I think they turned out beautifully.  The boys were so proud.  We left the tall one behind for Granny and Grandpa to enjoy.  The boys insisted on taking their smaller lanterns home.  I think they make a lovely addition to the back porch and a nice reminder of our fun in the deep south.


Shaving Cream!

After T-bone and Wildman played t-ball this morning I decided to set up the kiddie pool in the backyard.  We invited T-bone over to join us in the fun and one thing led to another.  I busted out the shaving cream samples that my in-laws gave us.

The older boys were in Heaven turning themselves into shaving cream monsters.

Cutie Pie wanted nothing to do with it and took shelter underneath the clubhouse.  He was perfectly happy digging in the sandbox.

I Know It’s a Tad Early…

Garden Sign

Garden Sign

I couldn’t resist busting out the Halloween decorations today when Cutie Pie and I got back from Toddler Time at the library.  I realize that it’s mid- September and 90+ degrees outside.  It doesn’t exactly feel autumnal around here.  It never does.  We only have two seasons: Summer and a cooler version of Summer.  I love, love, love Halloween so I figured why not enjoy the decor a few weeks early.  The boys went bananas over all of the boxes that were extracted from the attic.  They “helped” me plant the garden stakes in the mulch, place the three tin pumpkins on the front porch, haul all of the home decor inside, and hang the Halloween flag on the house.

The boys worked up a sweat with all the Halloween decorating this morning so I let them fill up the water table and frog pool on the back porch.  They cooled off in the shade with some water fun while I made lunch.

It’s been a fun day so far!

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