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Impromptu Picnic

Friday, August 22, 2008

It has been really amazingly lovely this summer in the Midwest... Only one week of terrible, soul-draining heat, and the rest of the time is has been moderate and very light humidity. So today, when Noah (and I) woke from naptime, I chucked a bunch of supplies in a bag, put Noah in my new ring sling, grabbed a quilt, and we headed to our front yard to enjoy Noah's lunchtime outside.

The Minutiae:
The happy kiddo:

the mom, lurking in the foreground:

Oh, there I am! (Warning: yesterday's makeup alert...Yikes.)

Ahh.... I love the little things in life like this.

And, it seems, so does Noah.

how are YOU these days?

p.s. I cannot tell a lie: I TOTALLY photoshopped out the gigantic flecks of leftover mascara from under my right eye in that one photo. Sue me. I was embarrassed. :)

16 comments:

  1. Love the sling! Did you make it yourself? I tried lots of slings, but never the ring sling -- is it easy? I am directionally challenged -- you should get Joe to take a pic of you with Noah in the sling!!

    Your impromptu picnic (and NAPS!!)makes me so jealous...I wish I had more time to do stuff like that with Max -- I am so happy you are enjoying it!

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  2. Glad to see you enjoying the days! We've been having our fair share of yard picnics lately, and they really make you enjoy the moment.

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  3. please kiss that darling tummy for me

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  4. Looks like it was lots of fun. I love all your attention to details. I don't have fun details to photograph. Ugh. Why does my house (and things) have to be so plain?

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  5. Love the ring sling. Do you? Looks like a fun picnic!

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  6. yeah-- the ring sling is REALLY handy, especially with Noah at this age. He never liked the "lying down" position in slings, so it wasn't useful as a newborn. But now I throw him on my hip and dash into the store, or carry him while I prepare his food... It's really great!

    And I didn't make my sling. There's a great shop in town that has a lady who makes them and she is SO good-- top-notch quality. (I picked out my fabric, though!)

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  7. Cute lil outing on a beautiful summer day! I'm glad things are going well for you in your new calling as a mother!

    Things for me...well, you can check it out on my blog....but basically STRESSFUL!!!

    Thanks for letting us come visit last week...it was delightful!

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  8. you are such a FUN mom! i love the pics. you are amazing. :)

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  9. Picnics are awesome! 2 of Rylan's favorite things: the outdoors and FOOD! :-) Looks like you had a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. sounds heavenly! He is just as adorable as ever and you are looking mighty gorgeous yourself :) Sure miss you.

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  11. We've talked, so you know how things are for me (they didn't really improve by the end of the week...)

    But I am excited to come home for next (Labor Day) weekend, and my Noah fixes are always a bright spot.

    Thanks again for listening. Have another beautiful day!

    Love you-

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  12. I love the quilt, so colorful and the pics are great. I love picnics. They are the perfect celebration of summer!!

    AND i love your cozy home! The pics in the post just down from this one are amazing!

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  13. How cute :). Noah seems to know he's living the good life!

    I wish we could do more things like that but with oppressive heat, high humidity, skeeters & now T.S Fay trying to blow through it just doesn't happen. Ah well, here's hoping the fall will provide more opps!

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  14. glad i'm not the only one who has their mascara still on the next day!!

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  15. Looks delightfully fun. And where did all Noah's hair come from? Loves it.

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  16. I just had an improptu picnic the other day (I didn't take any pics beacuse we didn't have power thanks to TS Fay and I was still in my PJs with yesterdays shower, and hair). But, with the storm brewing outside we had it in the hallway, picnic basket and all!!!

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