03 August 2010

The Good Things in Life



A couple of days before we left Vancouver, we visited with Chris’ friend, DC, and his family.  Their son, M, is the same age as Josh and both boys actually remembered playing with each other last year when we visited then.  Josh was looking forward to the visit, because he remembered that M has a cool tree house.

They just got a new puppy the day before and both Josh and Zoe were fascinated with Duke, although Zoë just liked to look from afar and would run to me whenever the puppy barked or if it appeared to follow her.  She was still a bit traumatized by Chris’ cousin’s big Golden Retriever coming over and sniffing her a few nights ago.

We had a barbecue in their backyard.  The grown-ups chatted and had ginger beer (yum!).  The kiddies ran around and played.  The little dog was being its cute little frisky self.  We finished off cream puffs and ice cream.  All in a glorious summer afternoon with warm sunshine and fresh, cool breeze.

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Little hands finding magic  (Freshly picked from their veggie patch) 


Home-grown strawberries (Chris accidentally broke off the entire branch!)Big strawberry


Rough and tumble play on the grass (M, Duke, DC, and Josh)Playing with the dog


Hotdogs in the shadejosh and max - hotdogs


Playing with big-boy toolsjosh and max - house


Being a gladiatorGladiator


Chillin’ and playing musiczoe-xylophone-web
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Study 1 - black border (resized 150)


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21 COMMENTS:

Elle Bee said...

That sounds like a really nice way to spend the afternoon. I just love pictures of fruits and vegetables and yours are fantastic! Those peas!! So bright and green. The kids are, as usual, so cute. I love how tiny they look in those fold out chairs. :o)

Ashley Sisk said...

This absolutely looks like a great way to spend an afternoon. I love how you documented it. Thanks also for visiting me today/yesterday...I'm just now getting back around to my favorite blogs.

Debbie's L'Bri said...

My kids love being outside too. They love to eat outside.

LPC said...

My gosh. Even the strawberries round here are gorgeous.

Life with Kaishon said...

All I know is that your kids are so flipping cute it is ridiculous! : )

Tezzie said...

Amazing shots!!! The magic of the peas and garden...the adorable kids and puppy...and a hot dog dinner in oh-so-Canadian Roots chairs :D Perfection, all of it <3

Nezzy said...

What a great way to spend a summer's day! I love the shot of Josh behind the screen. Amazing!

You have yourself a greatly blessed day sweetie!!!

Jessie said...

Now that looks like a great day - especially the hotdogs :)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Loving these shots...especially that one of the peas. Awesome! :)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Nothing better than fresh produce. Love the summer pics.

Anita Johnson said...

The peas are enormous! looks like fun with the new puppy too!

Alicia said...

Wow!! Those pictures are awesome!! You are getting better and better!!!!!

Sounds like a fun time with good friends!!!

Puanani503 said...

I love the pictures! The peas are beautiful..love it! Good to see that everyone had a good time:):)

Amy said...

These are all beautiful!

RoseBelle said...

Nothing beats having good food and good company. I've never heard of ginger beer. Wonder if there's any in the U.S. though...

Hannah said...

these are beautiful pictures, I love the first one!

likeschocolate said...

Yummy! Glad you had such a nice visit with friends.

Sarah said...

Fun! I love that first picture of the peas and little fingers :)

Dandy said...

That pea picture could be a produce advertisement!

Serline said...

Wow, the colours in the first two pics are perfect. Mouthwateringly so ;-)

Aunt LoLo said...

That picture of the peas is MAGICAL. Breathtaking.

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