the girls and i spent last friday at chanticleer garden with my mom and my sis and little seamus too to celebrate mothers day.
we picnicked and strolled along admiring the beauty.
it was a perfect day and since this was our second year we declared it as an annual tradition.
when the girls caught wind that chris and i had written a summer manifesto they wanted in too.
last night as the four of us were lying in bed ready to drift off we began to create a family summer manifesto.
since i am usually the first one asleep this is what i can remember. i’m sure there was more.
we have our work cut out for us.
:: ride a roller coaster (papa)
:: go on a picnic (norah)
:: swim in a creek, a pond, a lake, a river and the ocean (papa)
:: make homemade ice cream (mama)
:: make pies and crisps with each summer fruit (hannah)
:: master a homemade barbeque sauce recipe (papa)
:: canoe and camp in the pine barrens (mama)
:: set off fire works (papa)
:: find a nearby swimming hole (mama)
:: go crabbing (hannah)
:: invite friends over more often (papa)
:: make batik print tee shirts (mama)
:: make friendship bracelets (hannah)
:: have a summer restaurant on our back porch (hannah)
:: spend a weekend in cape may (mama)
:: eat tomato sandwiches (hannah)
:: ride bikes on the boardwalk (norah)
:: pick wineberries (mama)
:: catch fire flies (norah)
:: be together (mama, papa, hannah, norah)
happy mothers day! xo
on mondays chris and hannah have archery. they get home a bit late. norah and i have some time together for reading, having tea parties, and taking candlelit baths. we like monday nights.
friday night dates are oh so fun. a trip into the city for a little gelato and a few belgium beers = perfect
I got me-self a new summer hat.
Hannah and I ran the Media 5 miler last night. She was the youngest runner out of 1400 people. 8 years old and incredible!
a magical day full of marsh marigolds. there are many ways to wear them. and they make a soft bed too.