Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Summer: Good to the Last Drop

It was the day before school began. The last TRUE day of summer vacation. Did we spend it at Valley Fair? Did we brave the Boundary Waters of Canada? Did we bake at the pool?

NAH.

We hung out in our own yard.

Lily, who I'll admit is a little too attached to "Max and Ruby," (a cartoon with a big sister bunny and a little brother bunny and the sister bunny bosses the brother...well never mind), decided, as she'd seen on television, that we MUST, ab-so-lutely MUST have a picnic with lemonade, a blanket, books and lemon slices decorating our glasses of lemonade which also had to have straws. The lemon slices and straws, apparantly are non-negotiables in this scenario. I know. I tried.




And here is persistance winning. Because persistance always wins. Persistance would make an excellent middle name...Lily Persistance Lindquist... kinda has a ring to it...


...and the lucky duck along for the ride...or the good sport....or the sweet brother who doesn't mind being bossed around by a short blonde...




Here are the books....





add in the tree and the sunshine....






...sparkly toes glittering in the sunshine....





DELIGHTFUL!




INEVITABLE!




Retrieval of the ice and lemon slice that must be present...




...and quiet summertime bliss before the crazy beat of the Fall drums begins....




The sugar rush from that BIG glass of lemonade (strawberry of course) begins to take effect...



....it peaks.....





...and the crash..... one down....



....and then two.......



....oh yeah.....
Goodbye summertime. You were lovely.
We miss you already.

1 comment:

Dana said...

Such cute kids!!!