Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"It's called a lake. And it sparkles!"

Says the 6 year old birthday girl to the dog as we drive along the shore, looking for the perfect place to stop and enjoy an evening picnic.

I am feeling quiet. Do any of you have one of those children who get get a bit blue the day after a special day like a birthday? I was one of those children. I guess I still am...


This was our first lakeside picnic of the season, Chessa's choice to celebrate here, we brought a simple dinner, including fruit salad in a big watermelon bowl. (There was strawberry shortcake too, but we decided that was probably best, easiest, eaten at home.)

It was Isabella's (doll) birthday too, of course, she was well taken care of all day long. She was especially happy that her mama got a new little rocking chair for her birthday, so that there could be lots of cozy storytelling and cuddling.

So there was lots and lots of happy outdoor play. Some tree climbing.

Lots of running down to the edge of the lake.

And then back up again. Almost more like she was in flight, look at those arms!

(Mommy and Daddy wandered about with the girls for a while and then sat close by the fire, true happiness watching our girls delight in the evening.)

Happy and dirty at the end of her day.

And then once more back down to the lake. The girls appreciated the wonderfulness of being able to go for a walk by the lake after dinner.

A special day for our dear little Chessa Morgan!

22 comments:

momma rae said...

happy, happy birthday dear sweet chessa! what a lovely way to celebrate.

*note to parents* include more pics of mommy, too. ;)

the nest said...

What a beautiful way to celebrate! Happy Birthday, Chessa!

Lisa said...

what a perfect day!!! your photos are beautiful. what a lovely way to celebrate Chessa! sparkling lakes make everyone smile.
have a great week
lisa

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

happy birthday to you both! what beautiful photos!

Linda said...

Happy birthday to your little one! What lovely photos! Thank you so much for your kind words about my dad who has been ill. I really appreciate your kindness Renee:)
xo
Linda

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday. What a sweet day. I need some lake time!

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday, Chessa and Renee! 6 is such a wonderful age!
It looks like you had a perfect day. :) And I know what you mean about the after-celebration blues.

Sara said...

Happiest birthday wishes. Looks like a beautiful, sparkly day!!

Marilyn in NM said...

It looks like you all had the perfect day. The lake looks so pretty and inviting. And what beautiful girls.
Marilyn in Aztec

kendra said...

happy sparkly birthday to you all! i feel a bit let down after a big day too. i always try to extend the celebration (both before and after the actual date). : )

earthycrunchy said...

What a beautiful day! I feel that way after a birthday or holiday too :) Glad you were able to spend some time in nature to feel grounded.

Kelly said...

Such a beautiful sparkling lake - a perfect place for a special celebration. I love your daughters words to the dog. Happy birthday! What a memorable day.

Tahara said...

Happy Birthday to Chessa! and hello to you Renee!...Your girls are getting so much bigger...I have missed your blog and will be a regular again :-)

Twig and Toadstool said...

Looks like such a lovely day! We are in an area that is abundant with clean lakes...one of our favourite places to go for a picnic too!
Happy Birthday to your daughter!
Maureen

Cheryl said...

When my children are happy and dirty from all the play, I know I've got the day right. Lovely location for a birthday picnic. Happy birthday.

SuzyQ said...

Oooh what a lovley blog you have.
I'm so glad I stumbled across it today!

Naturalearthfarm said...

What a wonderful day and your pictures came out great.
Warm wishes, Tonya

MammaNatura said...

I love your blog!!

Amanda said...

A beautiful birthday! What lucky ladies!

suzanne said...

Hello Renee

A 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' to your dear Chessa. My Brogan is very contemplative after a Birthday. I did a bit of research and gained my opinion on the matter. I found that after the age of six, one has a slow spiritual separation from your connection to the spiritual world. It never leaves you but there is a 'growing older' feeling. Intuitively,I think some children (adults) feel that more than others.

Your lake is Heavenly...I would so love to walk there, so I think this is what I will sleep on tonight.

A fabulous day to you, Jason and your sweet girls~

Love
Suzanne

Hip Mountain Mama said...

How awesome! My baby turned 6 just 2 months ago...so bittersweet! Is this Lemon Res?

christina said...

How precious..love the photos, my six year old also loves to spend her birthdays by either a lake or river, simple and joyful..