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Monday, April 9, 2012

Barefoot In The Park

On a beautiful day during spring break I took the kids on a picnic at the park right around the corner from our house.

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We packed up the enamel cups and metal plates we generally use while camping as well as the ticking napkins tied up with twine and a bit of rosemary from the backyard.

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With the exception of two fisherman sitting next to the lake we had the park to ourselves.

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Everyone said grace before enjoying the BLT sandwiches.

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The heirloom tomatoes were enhanced with just a smidge of French sea salt and tasted like candy.

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Rudi begged “PLEASE may I have just a little bite?”

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His hunger was pacified with the dog biscuits we brought along although he would rather have had a bit of brie with apple.

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The Fashionista showed off her cartwheel skills. It’s good to know that the gymnastic lessons have held up even years later.

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All in all a perfect day to be barefoot in the park.

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Where do you picnic?

Laura

20 comments :

Auntie Em said...

Ahhhh....I love a nice simple picnic. And what a lovely spot you have to enjoy one. I like to be close to water so one of our favourite places is by the Bay of Fundy at St Martin's (in New Brunswick, Canada). To have the waves lap on the shore and the fresh breeze coming off the water boosts the appetite and no matter how much food I take along, they finish it all. I find simple foods go best but whatever, it always tastes better at a picnic!
Thanks for sharing your happy pics! :)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

We picnic on the waterfront! I love an impromptu near the Brown's Point lighthouse.

How nice to have such a lovely, well maintained park so near to your home!

My daughter, her husband, Jason and Holland will be in Carefree this week. Jason's brother and his lovely fiancee will be married on Saturday.
Blessings to you and all of your adorables!
~Lynne
w/L.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It sounds like a wonderful picnic, Laura! I have plans to take my daughter and granddaughter on one to our local arboretum once the weather warms up again. Of course, my granddaughter is more interested in the pond they have, so I'm hoping a nice lunch will keep her distracted. For a little while anyway!

Karena said...

Laura you make a picnic very special with the Rosemary and twine wrapped ticking napkins.

Rudi is to funny!!

The Arboretum is a lovely place to picnic in my area!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I haven't had a throw a blaket on the ground picnic for a long time. Yours looks so beautiful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How fun!! LOVING the photos!

Perfectly Printed said...

What a fun day in the park! Love the post, but am most impressed with how well Rudi behaves! Just a watchful little dog!

chris

Linda said...

Can't wait for those days. Send some heat and sun our way.
Looks like a fun day.

Jill Elaine said...

Ah how lovely! So wonderful to spend quality time with your kids! It's not quite warm enough here yet. It was a few weeks ago - spring came early - but now it's in the 50's and 60's and is just chilly most mornings and even at 60 we've had enough cool wind it's just not time to piknik! But it will be! My kids like to go to what they call the 'duck park'. it's in my hometown - the park I went to as a child. They have tons of ducks there and a nice playground too. Gotta make sure we get that on our agenda for this summer sometime!

Creations By Cindy said...

How sweet and relaxing, Love your camping dishes! How perfect to carry to the park! Looks like you had a great "barefoot" day in the park. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Bloggymom said...

Looks like fun!!

We usually picnic on road trips... pack a lunch and when we are hungry we stop at a park and eat. Less eating out at restaurants.

I am also a fan of picnic lunches on the living room floor.

French Basketeer.com said...

Looks like great fun, and I am happy to see lots of smiles!

Hi, I'm MarySue said...

Once again your blog makes me smile and inspires. Aren't we blessed to have this great Arizona spring weather!

Sarah Yoder said...

1. your little dog is adorable and I want to play with him.
2. the tomatoes make my mouth water! YUM!
What a beautiful day!

The Boston Lady said...

When the kids were young, their favorite picnics were on our family room floor! We would turn down the lights, light candles and pretend we were somewhere mysterious. Now I love to eat outdoors whenever possible, whether it is a picnic or not. But there is something just special about a picnic that indeed makes us want to go barefoot. (Fav movie and play, BTW). Ann

Blondie's Journal said...

I had forgotten how much fun picnics are and it looks like all of you had a great time. Good weather, good food, good company, I love it!

XO,
Jane

Debbie said...

I absolutely love a picnic, and we just don't do it as much anymore. Right now, we're being inundated with bugs like I haven't seen in years so we're going to have to picnic inside on the living room floor.

Which... now that I think about it might be a fun surprise this weekend.

Calypso In The Country said...

What a nice day - and I am loving those ticking stripe napkins! Your dog is just darling!
-Shelley

Danielle said...

Looks like a wonderful family day in the park. Love picnics! : )

Danielle xo

Lorrie said...

I love picnics! We've had a beautiful weekend, unseasonably warm for this time of year and we enjoyed a picnic, too.
I love the exuberant joy in the Fashionista's cartwheel! Have a great week, Laura.