Sunday, May 18, 2008
Un-Picnic in the Park
Our social calendar runneth over this weekend. I don't know why all the stars aligned but we had the kids go-go-going from early morning until late at night. The biggest event was our neighborhood picnic -- which is Bring Your Own Everything. I couldn't help but laugh when we got to the park, however, and I started to see what the other families had packed for picnics. There were full dinners, drinks, and desserts. Our picnic basket -- on the other hand -- had snacks. But our kids were so distracted they wouldn't have eaten even if we had packed a picnic.
Following the picnic we found ourselves at our neighbors' house. This was so fun for the kids. I could have taken a hundred pictures. When I took the picture of the two girls and Cooper cuddling in the blankets watching a movie I couldn't help but think I was getting a preview of teenage parties to come. Of the affair Coop said, "We're all being Claire [one of the girls]." I'm not even sure what he meant by that. Maybe he just felt as happy as she always is.