circles

after dinner we find our way outside flip flops sneakers bare feet down the wooden steps and into the yard bellies full and satisfied with grilled summertime fare now we tear free the pup races in circles our circles are larger less formed and include soccer ball cartwheels swing the sun our loyal daily guide [...]

playful surrender

our toes wriggle in the sand grains of warmth digging holes, piling mounds feet run down to water's edge waves lap the toes then tumble on and around our legs splashing bellies, arms, chests, faces and our eyes twinkle with joy reflect the light of the sun breezes blow through our hair lightly whipping our [...]

delight

the other day we visited good friends who we've not seen in months.  the kids played; the mamas chatted.  it's so good to catch up, to settle in right where you left off. during our visit, we picked blueberries that were gorgeous and plump.  they hung in clumps from the branches, beautiful clusters...hues ranging from [...]

tucking away some magic

some time was spent this past weekend getting the final things into our vegetable garden.  as the weeks progress, we'll be adding here and there...like butternut squash following the sugar snap peas.  but, for now, the seeds and seedlings are all nestled into our garden. i didn't get around to starting our tomatoes or peppers [...]

good times

my daughter recently turned 7 and my son will turn 11 next week.  with birthdays just one month apart and my daughter's favorite friends being siblings of my son's favorite friends, i convinced them to join party fronts.  neither my daughter nor son wished for anything extraordinary for their parties.  they consistently said they just [...]