Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Playdate: In Pictures

Yesterday, my friend was in need of a small break, so I picked up her two children to come over and play at our house for the day. Following are pictures from B's playdate with Elizabeth and William. The weather was unexpectedly cooler yesterday, making for a beautiful fall day. So we played outside nearly the entire time.

First, we played on the tire swing. I must point out that, upon feeling a little cheesy and nostalgic, I first pestered my husband into *making* the tire swing.

We visited Will at his house where he insisted that "You be the Big Bad Wolf and blow my house down!!" So we huffed and we puffed... and then we barrelled the front door in and took over the house... until we realized there was a spider web in the corner... whereupon we all screamed, "Mommy!!!!"
We then packed up several bricks into the cooler and "went to the beach" where there was purple sand and a few small girraffes. Why the bricks? No idea. And don't even get me started on the girraffes.

After the beach, we were all a little hungry, so we had a snack in the tee-pee which Wishes the cat was kind enough to share with us... provided we sneak him pieces of candy corn when Mom wasn't looking.

Later, we jammed out on the piano and sang songs about Peter Pan, unicorns, and big trucks that we had seen in the car on the ride over. Then we argued about who was taking up all of the space at the piano and who should move over and who should take a turn being the audience rather than performing and whether or not Peter Pan was in fact driving the big truck that was pulling the house that we saw on the drive over and whether or not this was appropriate material for song making.

When it started to get dark we built up a fire.

Which was very pretty and of which I took several pictures.

See? I didn't even have to edit this one, it just miraculously turned out beautiful.

Then we made smores

And made pigs of ourselves while we ate them.

They were delicious and very sticky and ooey and gooey.
And so ends a wonderful, and terribly exhausting day with the kids.


Tammie said...

man there is never purple sand at the beaches i visit. or giraffes.

its been cooler here too. i cant wait to get the fire pit going and make smores.

Barefoot_Mommy said...

You have to buy the purple sand... or con your parents into buying it for your kid's birthday. LOL I love my fire pit, one of the best investments I've ever made.

Nowheymama said...

I love the firepit! Did you make it?

Barefoot_Mommy said...

NoWheymama- Well.. yes and no. We bought a bowl style fire pit at walmart last year on clearance for like... 40 dollars. I thought it needed more character so I dressed it up by putting up the old bricks around it. They were just laying around the yard anyway, and that little project used up most of them.

Nowheymama said...

I love it! Thanks for the explanation.