Sunday, July 22, 2007

Family Fun Night....




Last Friday night our family rerteated from the every day hustle and bustle to a favorite flower garden/park. We pulled together a few sandwiches, drinks, etc..a blanket, a book for each of us, and relaxed under a ginormous(this word was just recently added to the dictionary!) shade tree. The park is situated on the banks of the Mississippi, which always provides MANY photo opportunities for me! Tay even tried his hand at some floral shots, while Dennis and Josh read quietly while sprawled out on the blanket! Tay and I eventually found ourselves on a swing along the path, while Tay read a few pages of the 4th Harry Potter book to me! I have never read the books, but my whole family has, and insisted on joining the other 1,996 individuals at Barnes and Noble at midnight for the release of the final Harry book. I pleaded with them to save a couple of bucks and we would get up and 8am and get it from my favorite.....Target. They kept telling me that wasn't the point. So, I surrendered, and joined them to get this last final book. We arrived at 11pm, and had the book in our hands at 1:15am. Josh thought he would pull and all nighter and read, but the counting sheep took over soon after. He has started and is at roughly page 300 out of 700 some pages. He has been threatened to not ruin it for the others! I couldnt resist having the camera in hand....

I challenge you to be spontaneous, and do something both comfortable, and uncharacteristic with your family! It is truly worth all the shared smiles!


5 comments:

Lucy said...

COngrats on your new blog...the kids are soo cute

Yvonne said...

Hi Melissa, congrats on your new blog.

Pat said...

Welcome to blog world!

Ginger said...

Awesome Melissa! I confess I was out and about at midnight on friday too :)

It was a great book! :)

Cindy said...

Hey here Melissa, Hi from Nebraska. Long time. Love the Blog.