Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ah...the simple life


The other day was a rare time spent at home all day long. No t.v. on, nothing out of the ordinary going on, and nowhere to go. The girls spent most of the day outdoors, playing with the kittens, running around the yard chasing chickens, and swinging from the swings hanging from our big maple tree. I took the time to sit on the porch and read a book while they played. I then found the birdnest in the photo above, and decided to decorate the little table on the porch with it. The birds were singing...the girls were laughing, and I thought...this is the sweet, simple life I look for every day. Later, after I was inside for awhile, I went back out to find M "painting" on the porch. She had picked some cherries from one of our trees, and had squished them up in a little bowl, and was painting a beautiful picture...all from things she found in nature. Children really can find wonderful things to do without t.v., video games, and computers. Later that evening, we all spent time in the garden marveling at all that is growing, and harvesting what we did find, strawberries, spinach, raspberries, and lettuce. It was such a great day, and I hope to have many more like this all summer...

4 comments:

Cora said...

sounds spectacular! I have found great joy in our little backyard this year but I wish we had more room to stretch.

blessedmomto7 said...

How awesome!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

What a wonderful day. Cherish each minute with your children. It goes by way to fast!
Have a Happy 4TH~Be safe~
Blessings~
Carrie

Calico Sky said...

With every post I want to move to your house more and more ;0)

A simple life is the best kind of life, but one few people ever find.