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Saturday, May 23, 2009


all about the backyard

lately the weather has made it impossible to spend much time indoors. we've been living in the back yard most days enjoying the simplicity of just. . . being. being together.

i told my son how i couldn't wait to hang a clothes line so that he could find the joys of running through the sheets. he had no idea what i meant. and then i showed him how lovely it can be play in the wind and he and his sister had a BALL.

of course in my own mind i was wanting the clothes line for other reasons. to save energy, to give my children the experience of being with me as i do my "mommy work" outside, so they could help me fold and hang in the sunshine. it's all a part of bringing the lifestyle i want for us from my mind into a reality.

this is my favorite (above). i love how they are looking at each other and laughing so silly.

these outside day have a rhythm all their own. i find that we have little realms that get visited and revisited throughout the day. there's the picnic blanket with our snacks or lunch. there's the swings and slide. there's the rings which bb has just learned to hold, pull himself up and flip over on. there's the wagon filled with water for my girl to explore with her cups and watering cans. there's the garden and the sand. we flow from realm to realm enjoying each one for a time.

it's where i most love to be lately.


Anonymous beth - total mom haircut said...

I can see why. It's a lovely yard, lovely photos, lovely children, and surely they are lovely days.

May 25, 2009 at 1:49 PM  
Anonymous gardenmama said...

This is such a lovely post! Memories in the making!
I love hanging the laundry on the line, I remember darting in and out making "tents' out of my Nana's blankets on her line when I was a little girl!
You may appreciate my post "daily rhythms"
it reminds me of what you are talking about here!

May 27, 2009 at 12:30 PM  

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