“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in." - Rachel Carson

Monday, August 20, 2012

Lazy Days of Summer

This post is an ode to the awesomeness that is our screen porch. We get to use it for such a small fraction of the year, but it is totally worth the wait. Yesterday we decided to unfold the futon and have family rest time on the screen porch. I proceeded to have a lovely power nap, and waking up to a breeze with birds chirping, looking out at the trees and flowers, all with no bugs was a thing of beauty. I don't think we are going to put the futon back up any time soon. Today Rowan and Retta and I had a repeat performance of yesterday and lazed away half the afternoon resting and reading on the screen porch. We also ate dinner and special chocolate milkshakes for dessert out there under the string of Christmas lights Rowan and I put up a few weeks ago. Oh screen porch, how I love thee! Here are some sweet pictures of our rest time today. Also, we made t-shirts today-- Rowan used my kangaroo stencil to paint her own shirt which she was very proud of, and Retta got a new butterfly onesie!

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