Thursday, April 22, 2010

This Day

Hit me, straight up.

If you had a notion that your pre-schoolers were out gallivanting around at 8 in the morning, in their pjs, would you go out looking for them?

More importantly, would you judge me if I didn't?

I'm not saying I didn't, per se, I'm just saying that it's possible that I didn't. I'm per se-ing that it's in the realm of reasonableness that I chose to let sleeping dogs lie, so to speak.

When I finally did get around to hunting them down, they were out in the field. I have never known them to go in the field. Especially in Printhith nightgowns and NBA sweatbands.

I was stunned that they had the foresight to put shoes on.

Calvin told Cory, "We went behind the pole barn and the next thing we knew, we were in the orchard! And we had no idea how we got there!"

They seem to be inching ever closer to that Double-Trouble phase.

And I dig it.

I hope they seek misadventures together all Summer long.

The rest of our day was bloomy fuschia.

And multiple time-outs.

It was weeding Nirvana.
(I'll never understand why some do not enjoy weeding a flower bed. Instant gratification!)

And it was a toddler who prefers real electronics/glassware/toilets to toys.

It was heart-shaped Bisquick shortcakes with strawberries and cream.

And a cup of juice spilled all over the inside of the refrigerator.

It was mostly happy, with a few thin strands of frazzled thrown in.

Oh, and Silas went wading - shoes and all - in the fish pond, but no biggie.


  1. MMMmmm. Love shortcakes (I didnt know you could make those with Bisquick!) and I love wading in the water (children). Way to go Silas!

  2. They are so cute! I have an evening of planting flower pots, time outs, and gator rides. I so love the spring!

  3. Is it okay that I think this is totally adorable?! :-)

    I had that happen to me earlier this year.. I could hear the girls giggling in their bathroom and just laid in bed for a little while longer... only to wake up to freshly "mopped" hardwood floors. They had taken their wash cloths and scrubbed my floors with water and lotion!

    Your photos are beautiful. And so is your garden!!!!

    have a Happy weekend!

  4. Love bisquick Shortcakes. Why can't I be surrounded with cherry blossoms and kids galavanting through through our property? It's currently snowing..again..kill me now...or at least send me some shortcakes and cream.

  5. oh how i wish i had a big piece of land that my kids could get lost on, safely, of course, like your sweet children...
    i think that nature/land/farming/gardening is ingrained in humans somewhere deep....we just have to dig it out....

  6. Partners in crime! I have a pair of those too and it makes me happy even if they could possibly, just possibly be staging a coup to overthrow yours truly. : )

  7. How long before they start driving?

    : )

    Julie M.

  8. i love those printhith jammies and that your kiddos were out exploring :) great pics.

  9. Your partners in crime are the cutest!

  10. As I sit here snuggling my new little grandson, I am secretly hoping is a little like calvin... Love the adventurous spirit!!

  11. I love the princess picture. Amazing lighting and totally true to a preschooler at the same time.

  12. PJ's are for wearing all day ~ aren't they?! =) I love weeding!! I need to weed! that darn dog gets in my way! maybe this weekend!?

    so I put your name up for an Honest Scrap award on my blog... it gives me stress to give and receive awards! flee from stess! ha ha! Honestly ~ take it or leave it!


  13. left their own devices i'm quite sure that all munchkins would pick jammies and sweatbands over boring old clothes any day. i know mine would! will you share that recipe for the sweet little biscuits? i'm pretty sure i love everything about them and they are making me terribly hungry.

  14. Thank you for your blog,,,I absolutely ADORE it. You are an amazing writer, and it is a little slice of wonderful to read your blog every day. You have blessed, inspired, and delighted me. Thank you, Flowerpatch Farmgirl.

  15. Oh my...that IS a day...but they are so cute as double trouble too:)

  16. That brings back memories of my kiddo's and my mom's shortcake!

    Thanks for that!
    Love you girl

  17. I love it! I grew up in the country and got into all kinds of things that are great, fun memories now! I say let kids be kids, just be there to kiss booboo's and hug them when they fall. And they will fall . . . but that's part of the learning and growing process, too!

    Lupines don't live here - they like it colder in winter than we normally get, and they don't like the hot, humid summers of Georgia either. As for foxgloves, I'm not sure! They like sun to part shade, but mostly part shade, good, rich soil and a bit of moisture. They will normally re-seed and you will have babies come up the 2nd year. Here's a link that might help!

    Give them sweet young-uns a hug for me! Becky G. in GA

  18. Oh but they were having so much fun. Looking at Calvin's face made me smile. Sounds like a good day to me.
    Once when my youngest was 4 we were leaving a baseball game for his older brother. There were puddles everywhere and one huge one. Instead of walking around that huge one, he went and laid down in it. He had to ride home naked in a towel. Your post reminded me of this.

  19. Sounds like a perfect day to me!! I want to be one of your kiddos getting lost in the orchard!! ;) Happy Friday sweet girl!

  20. that first picture of ruby just about knocked me over. she's so cute i can't even stand it! lol! she will be a force to be reckoned with. amen.

    since we just moved from the city...i'm all keyed up and intense about letting my kids out of my sight. i am slowly losing my city folk fears. i CANNOT WAIT for those two boys of mine to come home all muddy and wet bringing me some gross frog from the creek. childhood in the country is going to be MEMORABLE!!!


  21. Sounds like a PERFECT day to me! Your flower beds look so similar to mine....lined with our native stones....gotta love it. Your kids are too cute to be alive. Are you sure you aren't just borrowing them from a J Crew catalog shoot? Fess up.

  22. wow. i want to live on your farm. not that i'm a farmgirl. i'm so not. i don't even like animals. (don't tell PETA) but i want the pond and the orchard and the wandering preschoolers.

    in nightgowns.

    my daughter has the same one, by the way.

    :) I won't judge you for letting them wander. it's the life i dream of...

  23. Barn + cornfield = small people in PJs. I have no idea why, but there is a strange forcefield that creates such a lovely combination. No Nike sweatbands here, but PJs and green froggie boots are a normal site in our field.

  24. Ain't ONE THING wrong with gallivanting outside in your PJs first thing in the morning. Sounds like a brilliant day to start the day actually. My grandma used to go out in her night dress first thing every morning to the garden to check on her "babies." I thought it was awesome.

  25. I'm so happy that I've stumbled across your blog, I think I fell in love with your happy writing the minute I read

    "I'm a pretend Farmgirl with big Farmgirl pipe dreams"

    on your guestpost.

    Thanks for being a wonderful blogger and the great pictures! They have left me with a great happy feeling

  26. Your kidding, about Silas right? Too funny!!
    I'm not sure how I'm going to keep up or read your blog while I'm gone, but I'll do all I can to find a way. As they say, "Where there's a will, there's a way"
    I miss you already sis.

  27. Okay I LOVE that you just popped over!! Yes, we do need to get aquainted since we both love that sweet Becky! :)

    Your post was really cute!! As are you. :)


  28. That sounds like a pretty sweet day :)

  29. At least you knew where they were! :)
    One evening during the last presidential election debates/interviews, Barry and I were so glued to the TV that we didn't realize that Sawyer had left the house. (He was supposed to be in his room playing with Sydney). Well, he took his toothbrush, his backpack, went out the garage door, and hopped on his bike. He went across the street (we live on a quiet cul-de-sac thank goodness), parked in the neighbors garage and went into their house to play with their kids. We didn't have a clue he "moved out" until our neighbor came knocking on our door. Oh, and should I mention he wasn't yet 3?

  30. Sounds like Silas will be ready to join Double Trouble any day now. Get ready for the triple team.

    Gorgeous beds, all mulched and bloomy. You are waaay ahead of me. Things are just barely poking their heads up here.

    Sounds like a perfect day.

  31. You did the right thing. But, I'm curious. Didn't you want to go out there and explore with them? I'm not sure that I could have resisted. It's so wonderful that they have each other. Having someone else to blame is so important in a childhood.

  32. SO cute!!!
    You have such cute kids! : )))
    Your flowerbed. I can hardly wait for summer to come, so I can see your garden!
    Your photographs are beautiful!
    TAke Care,
    p.s. Thanks for trusting me, because I am not sure I do! : )))

  33. Ooooh, you might have some trouble makers on your hands but they sure how cute! I'd love to have heard them talking as they were exploring!

  34. I saw your guest post over at Becky's and had to come check you out because girl ~ I like your style!! You made me laugh out loud and I look forward to catching up on some older posts.

  35. Juice on the inside of the fridge?!? Ack!

  36. Haha! Your kids are too cute. :)