Monday, November 29, 2010

let me never forget

the joy and wonder on their faces when they're discovering something new. So often I'm thinking of the next thing I've got to do, when Marlo is searching for caterpillars and the boys are marvelling at leaves and sticks outside.

These pictures are from Mark's parents' yard. The kids love it. They love my parents' too, with Atticus the cat. He actually lets Marlo pet him...maybe because he was my first child and he feels a kinship.

The memories I have of my grandparents' backyards...I could go on forever. My Granny and Pa had beautiful rosebushes and raspberries and plums and apricots. We played ping pong against the house and looked for frogs. My Gramma's has a creek and wild strawberries, so beautiful. I was always trying to convince her to keep a horse for me there. I really couldn't understand why I couldn't have one, because she gave me everything else I ever asked for.

Oh, and guess who wants a baby horse for Christmas?



Blogger amynjosh said...

I'm so glad your kids have such wonderful yards to explore! grandparents' backyards are meant to be magical places for kids. Great memories for me too! love the pics and can't wait to squeeze 'em soon!

11/30/2010 12:01 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

I wouldn't exactly call our backyard magical but when they're in it, it is! We do have fun!

11/30/2010 12:54 PM  

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