We spent Memorial Day at home, hanging out together in the backyard. We had a picnic, which I loved. I could seriously have a picnic everyday and be happy. It's fun to lay around on a blanket in the grass and relax and snack on yummy food, and just be together. Sam and Mario were having their own little conversation here. I'm not sure what they were saying to each other, but I think they understood. George snapped some candids and I love the way they turned out.
What is it about being outside that just makes people happy? It's a wonderful place to be. I'm savoring every day because before we know it, the 100-degree days will be here in Northern Virginia. Hot as H-E-Double Hockey Sticks.
Sam, can't you just stay small forever, my love?
Mr. Balloon Boy was entranced by the kids next door playing in their little kiddie pool. But, he had his balloons, so it was ok. The whole world is ok as long as he has balloons.
I've never mentioned our balloon situation, have I? Here's the deal. There has not been one single day since October 14, 2005 that we have not had a balloon in our house. I'm not kidding or exaggerating at all. Mario is completely obsessed with them so we have always had at least one floating around ever since his 1st birthday party. "Balloon" was his very first word after "mama". It sounded more like "bawoun", but we knew what he was saying. When he sits on Santa's lap, the only thing he ever asks for are balloons. Every single year. It's crazy, but we're used to it by now!
We laugh and say that he's gearing up for a career in the circus, blowing up balloon animals. Not quite what we have in mind for him, but as long as he's happy.......
Hope you can take a few minutes and spend some time in the sunshine today. It really is better than therapy!