Wednesday, November 12, 2008

We took a day....

First off, the kids were out of school yesterday. Add in that The Man was off of work and you got some confusion up in Miss Hope's head. It felt like Saturday all day long and now today feels like Monday and that's throwing me off because my week is busy enough like it is without having to repeat any of it. Make sense? Don't doesn't to me either.

Carla mentioned she and her family and Dulcie and her family were heading up to Saint Simon's Island for a picnic and asked if we wanted to tag along. Considering the state of the economy at The Edge, something very low cost and fun seemed like a good idea. Also, we enjoy going there this time of year. It's not so warm and there's a playground that always thrills the kids. Of course, I took the camera just in case a good photo opportunity presented itself. The food was great, the weather was perfect (but a little TOO windy at times), and the kids were just thrilled to be outside.

I will tell you this. Fresh air kicks my butt. I was so tired last night it wasn't even funny. Suffice it to say, I got my quota of vitamin D or whatever it is you get from sunlight. Heck, I probably got my fix for a week.

This is the picnic area underneath the live oak. If you take a minute? You can really be awestruck by how magnificent it is. That red dot? Is my son watching a big yellow construction machine work on the other side of the fence. Boys are all about that kind of cool stuff.

This was the view from close to our table. The ocean. It was right there. Man, I love stuff like this.

I love this. I think it's a sweet picture.

Mr. Jealous came running when he saw me taking a picture of Makenna and Dad.

Makenna snapped a quick one of me and The Man. If I'm outside? I got my shades on. Can't see a thing without them. Even cloudy days find me wearing shades.

My new favorite picture. What a beautiful old tree. I think I might frame this picture. It's the best of me right here in front of you. By the way, we did not roll up The Boy's pants legs. If they touch his shoes, he has issues. Therefore, he gives himself high waters all the time. It's a small price to pay for his peace of mind. (It bugs Paige to death!)
That concludes our day. My mission is now to find things for us to do as a family that is cost efficient and fun. There is stuff out there and I'm going to find it. My trusty camera will record the proof. Happy Wednesday! It is Wednesday, right? Crap, I gotta take The Boy to see Miss Rose today. Does it ever end???


The Man on the Edge said...

That last picture is the best of both of us. These three bring a joy into our lives that only another parent can understand. I am so proud of all three of them.

I do believe, after actually seeing the pic, that it is now my new favorite as well.

You, my love, amaze me. I have been away for less than an hour and you have composed and posted another beautiful message on this blog.

Krys72599 said...

The two of YOU amaze the rest of us out here in non-Edge-land! What a lovely family! The love you have for each other just oozes out into the world, and that's a GREAT thing!
And yes, a lovely picture, too!
Start using that camera timer and get a family photo with kids and parental units, too!!!

The family said...

I love this post. I loved that HUGEoak tree also. What a great reminder to slow down with the family.

Michelle said...

Great must take us there when we come....

That last picture is my Christmas card....great one...all of them..

Jill AKA busymom said...

Love the picture Ms.Hope:) I have say today was a state of confusion for me also...I had to ask several times...What day is today? One Monday a week is more than enough for me!

Get Off My Lawn! said...

Great pics. He should feel no shame for the rolls in the pants. At that age, its all about function.
Things to do cheap and family... museums, aquariums, game nights, hiking... picnics are a great idea. I don't think I can top picnics.

Kristi said...

That tree is absolutely amazing! And the last picture of the kids in it, is a wonderful picture. You should frame it. It's great.