Friday, April 16, 2010

Picnic, Park and Spring Time Boogey


The past couple of days were so BEAUTIFUL!  The weather was perfect and we took full advantage of it.  The boys thought a picnic in the front yard was a great way to enjoy the warm temperatures.  We broke out the PB&J’s and bananas and Grandma supplied the treats of Kool-aid and Oreos. We enjoyed listening to the birds sing in the trees and the frogs trilling in the swamp.  The breeze that was blowing brought the sweet scent of spring to our noses and the sun on our faces was divine!

We decided a trip to the park would be a good addition to the day.  We loaded ourselves into the truck and headed to a park that is about 5 miles away from our house. It is located in a little village, which consists of a small gathering of houses, a church, a township hall and this gorgeous little park. I have wanted to stop at this park for the last 8 years and never have.  I’m so glad we finally took the time to explore.


This park was so peaceful! The best part was the winding, bubbling river. Obviously a major attraction to my children. We went down to the edge of the water and Lauren and the boys found some pebbles to toss into the water. Until a swarm of black flies forced us back up into full sun.

Collages1There wasn’t much equipment, just a swing set, merry-go-round, a couple of bars and two metal, springy, animal thingies. But that didn’t matter we still had a great time! Can you tell I had some happy kiddos!  Look at that smile on Caleb’s face!




This has nothing to do with our picnic or trip to the park, but I had to include it.  Yesterday it was near 80 degrees, so we took our school work outside.  Another huge benefit of homeschooling, I might add!



Some of us worked and some of us got filled with some Spring Boogey!  All that sunshine and fresh air had this girl just groovin’.  And the rest of us giggling!

Magnolia and crab apple

So this weekend go outside and get groovin’ it does a body good!



  1. awww... this is precious. school outside. nothing better. :)

  2. Your daughter is so pretty.

    We spend alot of time outside too. There are lots of parks here in the Houston area. Plus Bri has a nice play yard in our backyard. She is climbing on it in the pic on my blog.

    I haven't been using Zote long. I use it most for stains. We live with my SIL and she doesn't follow simple living. So I use what she has. I am trying to use homemade stuff on my own things.

    I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Great shots of life as it happened! Fun times were had at your house/park! What a great blessing to do school outside! Enjoy your weekend. :)


  4. Fun! We have spent so much time outside lately - it's so beautiful!!

  5. How wonderful! I bet you all felt fantastic after some time out in the sun, and enjoying God's nature!

  6. Your pictures captured everything - beautifully.

    Have a fun weekend...

  7. Your daughter is way too cute! How do you ever say no to her? I bet daddy's wrapped around her little finger!

  8. Beautiful pictures. Children are such a joy. Glad you could enjoy them and the day. One of the many blessings of homeschooling. Take care and God bless.

  9. Those pictures are priceless! That makes me want to go up there. Every time I arrive the weather is not like that. It is so beautiful. What a great day!


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