Friday, April 3, 2009

Our Favorite Spot to Eat...

A little (big) boy doing a big man's job.
Touching up our favorite eating spot with some fresh paint.
Outside in the warm California sun!

Some of the memories I want to give my children often originate out of my own selfish desire to make my own memories watching them.

Going to the beach during the week, eating lunch & dinner in the backyard, peeling corn stalks outside on the grass, the smell of food cooking all day, wearing bathing suits all day and not coming inside till it's dark, letting them pick all my new flower blossoms for 'make believe weddings', and going for walks down at the beach at sunset.

Country fairs, cousin's houses & camping all add to the delight.

Outdoor BBQing and old fashion backyard birthday parties.
Are just a few of the things I enjoy as much as the little Twinkies.
Having my hard worker re-paint the picnic table was a blessing because it truly is a central part of our outdoor family extravaganzas!
(yes, it's black but looks great with my pink umbrella)

Oh ya, Hubby MADE the picnic table with scrap wood a few years ago!


Connie said...

Ya got a good 'un, chickee! I'd keep him especially if he "works" for free. LOL

diadsie said...

Seems like summer already out there-lucky you! The daffodils are just blooming here. I never painted outdoor furniture black-only used the redwood stain or sprayed the plastic stuff with new paint. What a hard worker you have!

Lady Farmer said...

Making memories ~ truly wonderful!
And I just love your blog background~ may I ask where you got it?

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

....oh your weather looks soooo goood...great kids...thanks for sharing

Jackie said...

How sweet. And I really like the black coloring. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Jax in Alaska

P.S. Come on over to my blog for more show and tell fun!

Smilingsal said...

It does look nice. You've got some special help! Happy Show and Tell Friday. Here’s mine:

Hootin' Anni said...

I think black would be perfect for a picnic table!!!! It would just set off all its surroundings that much more.

My Show n Tell is some of my treasured roses and amaryllis this week. Come by and enjoy the sweet fragrance and beauty.

Happy Friday.

Sandra said...

I too like watching my kids do things. We also like to eat outside and having lots of people over to do that with us is even more fun.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your picnic table looks so nice and new! I love the black finish.


A Hint of Home said...

So nice to have a good helper! I personally love the black. Looks great!

Susan said...

Great to teach them to be an active part of the family. I like the idea of the black table with a pink umbrella!!!

Julie said...

What a lovely post...I just loved your list ...letting them pick all my new flower blossoms for 'make believe my favorite. I can remember doing that when I was a little girl!!! Your kids are adorable...Julie

Jadehollow said...

Thanks for sharing.. made me remember times spent at my Grandparents picnicing. Your yard is gorgeous.
Have a Blessed weekend.

Susan B said...

A lovely picnic table...your husband did a great job! You will make lots of wonderful memories with it. Your son did a good job painting it!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You have a great back yard. I can see that your grandchildren will have wonderful memories there. Not only is the table great, but I had a look at that tire swing on the tree. I bet that tree is a good climber, too.

Raggedy Girl said...

I love your thoughts on making memories and I try to do the same. I am so into black right now and love everything painted black.

Have A Fabulous Friday
From Roberta Anne
The Raggedy Girl.

Mrs. Miles said...

Visiting you via Kelli's Show and Tell blog train!

Ahhh yes, I'm THERE, I'm THERE - cause your description transports me LOL.

Do you have this nice warm sun NOW? I'm in complete envy if you do.

What wonderful post!


Hot Belly Mama said...

Hi, I got your question about the sling! If you click on the photo itself, it will take you straight to the sling. There are more than one colors available and she's offering a 10% discount if you use the code "hotbellymama."

Let me know if you get it! I would love to pics too!

Here's the direct link:

Kim's Treasures said...

I would do a lot of those same things with our kids when they were small! I still come up with activities for us all to share!

Hot Belly Mama said...

I'm sorry! It's not a code, when you contact her - she will apply the discount for you.


GapGirl said...

I just LOVE it all! How beautiful it looks!!!