Tuesday, June 19, 2012

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 15


We had a great Father's Day celebration complete
with a picnic right by our very favorite hiking spot.

My mom prepared fantastic food and worked hard
to have dishes that were gluten free so that I could eat too.
My shrimp salad lettuce wraps were great!


It was one of those magical mornings
where everyone was in a good mood.

The boys ran around and played in the leaves while we ate
and we were all so content that no one fussed at them
to stop being silly and sit down to eat.


We took a little hike with nets in hand
and went on a bug hunt.

Those were some fast grasshoppers
because no one had any luck.

No one fussed or pouted that they weren't catching any bugs.
It was a magical morning, I tell you.

Okay, I'll be honest,
there may have been tears when one of the nets broke.


Instead, we found some dandelions.


Wishes were made, for sure.


Later, we found ourselves
at the big pond where my parents love to fish
and threw rocks in the water.

The boys are currently obsessed with that activity
and I have a feeling that my summer
will be spent watching this scene unfold often.

I hope that you all don't get bored of seeing it.

I know that we won't get tired of doing it.


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4 Lettre Words said...

Such a lovely day!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sounds like a wonderful Father's day.

Linda D. said...

Your photos took me there! Lovely pix and lovely time!

Jessica said...

Looks like a great day!!!

Gina Kleinworth said...

What a great way to spend the holiday!! I really love that last one. Made me smile.

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Looks like an awesome fun day with family togetherness~!

Susan Anderson said...

Can't blame them for wanting to fish that pond!


Unknown said...

You're right skipping rocks is a boy thing. My husband does that when were walking along the lakeside.

Unknown said...

I love the pictures you take.. and I wish I lived there. You have all kinds of cool places to explore

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Sounds like a perfect day!! I love when my kids can be kids, and no one has to fuss over them to be quiet and settle down :)

Caroline said...

Leigh, it looks like a PERFECT afternoon! I never get tired of seeing your fun family enjoying themselves.

Happy (belated) Father's Day! :) Glad y'all had an awesome one!

Andrea said...

That makes me want to throw some stones! Glad you had some gluten-free yumminess!