Almost synonymous with love.
July 26, 2010

*** Don’t forget to enter my children’s book giveaway for the Stella and Sam collection, an awesome, award-winning picture book series by Marie-Louise Gay.

In our household, summertime means warm lazy weekend mornings and happy afternoons grilling with friends.  It means cutting Hank loose along the creek in the evening and wondering if the baby needs sunblock on the drive home.  It means talking to neighbors as the day cools off and tasting stone fruit at the farmer’s market.

But more than anything, more than sweltering heat and dead lawns, more than sweaty naps and ice-cold water, summertime for our family means picnics.  It means baking macaroni as Donald drives home from work.  It means packing plastic plates and napkins into a bag.  It means laughing together on a blanket as the sun sinks in the sky.

And sometimes, it means grabbing Daddy’s finger to go exploring even though you don’t need help at all.

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  1. By Tracy on July 26, 2010

    Indeed, picnics are good for the family’s soul. Nothing says stop, slow down, and look around like a picnic blanket & a simple meal. I love pulling out the blanket & having a picnic lunch on the front lawn & Ellis has as much fun as if we were at the beach.

  2. By Claudia Guerreiro on July 26, 2010

    we love lazying around on blankets at the park, beach.

    we are having our first giveaway. would love you to be part of it.

    http://lilmuselily.com/2010/07/26/our-very-first-giveaway/

  3. By kbreints on July 26, 2010

    gah! how did she get so big?!

  4. By Monica on July 27, 2010

    Have you seen this blog???
    http://milasdaydreams.blogspot.com/


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