Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Family Night: Old Fashioned Picnic

I had planned a Family Night to take a picnic out to the place where David proposed since that was five years ago on June 20. However, it was thundering and lightening out there, so we had to change our plans! Instead, we went to a park nearby that has covered gazebos, the girls love to play here!Dinner included fried chicken (from the grocery store), potato salad, rolls and watermelon. On the way home, we stopped at Wal-Mart and got some popsicles for $0.50 (thanks, Crystal, for the link to this coupon!) and let them have a popsicle on the porch when we got home.

As usual, Samuel is the mellow one in the bunch!

Rachel seemed to have a particularly good time - look at all her antics!
Both girls enjoyed hanging out with their brother!Emily enjoys watermelon!Rachel has fun helping pick out the popsicles!
Perfect way to end our First Day of Summer celebration (of course, a bath followed!)

17 comments:

*carrie* said...

Cue pix, Monica! What fun ways to celebrate the official first day of summer!

asnipofgoodness said...

looks like a fun time! I love that dress Rachel has on, did you make that Monica? Those pops make my mouth water.
Thanks for the post on my blog, always encouraged by your visits. I miss you, and the summer is just flying by for us, hope to get together soon!

mom said...

Oh my goodness -- more fun photos! What precious memories you are creating for your family! Samuel is getting so big, Rachel is full of fun and energy, and Emily is looking more grown up all the time! Happy summer! love, Mom

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family! I love how you find the simpleness of life and enjoy it to the fullest!

With love,
Ruth, PA

Lee said...

Happy Summer! What a fun outing! I am always at a stupor for what to serve on picnics. Love the idea of picking up fried chicken. That takes a lot of the work out. Great idea. AND I made your brownies last night and my husband skipped all the way to the stove when I told him they were waiting! What a blessing. Thanks! We love them!

stephandmimi said...

How fun! Love your blanket too - its beautiful. Where did you find it? I love the fabric!

Jessica said...

Rachel's dress is very sweet and "summer-y".

Tracey said...

I love family night!!!

thehomespunheart said...

Isn't that a cute dress! I wish I could say I made it - but Carter's did.

Lee: I'm so glad you enjoyed the brownies! :)

I love that blanket! I just got it from Kim at One Woman's Cottage Life blog - she was having a blog-garage-sale!

Jenny said...

Your kids are sooo cute. Looks like you had a fun day.

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

What fun! We had to postpone our picnic due to rain. Oh well, there is still lots of nice summer days ahead. The pictures of Rachel are a hoot!

Katie said...

So much fun!! Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

That looks like fun. My kids would love those popsicles too! What fun!

Anonymous said...

Do you make your own grapics, like the First Day of Summer, or Clean Heart grapic?

thehomespunheart said...

Yes, I create my own graphics to use on my blog. However, I do often use photos available through Microsoft Word clip art to start the project. This one was one I took a picture of and then added the words.

Michelle said...

Monica,
You have inspired me so much with your creative and fun Family Nights. After reading them, I actually resolved that in 2008 I would try to have 1-2 family nights a month. This week I finally started a blog too so that I can record them. I mentioned you in my first post. Thanks for continuing to share and inspire!

Kelly said...

How adorable, Monica! Your creativity continues to inspire me - I love your extra special touches on everything. :o)