Sunday, September 19, 2010

random summer moments

Because it passed so quickly, I could hardly keep up. It was pretty great though.

On one of the hottest days I found her like this.

She knew how to cool down.

The necessity of doing doll laundry proved to be another good reason for water play.

She is really our summer child.

I never got a chance to tell you about their shelter making adventure.

It was pretty big!

Lots of happy wandering moments.

Lots of playing beside creeks and rivers. Sometimes like fairies hidden in the trees.

Campfire mornings.

And other good summer things. Like riding bikes.

And our sweet horses.

And our sweet Cairo.

And our friends the deer who so often visit.

Gift from the forest gnomes?

Gifts from the garden.

And this would probably be a gift from either the birds or perhaps a squirrel, because we did not plant it there, but how kind of it to greet us on so many of our summer days.

I hope you all had wonderful days on this last weekend of summer!



kyndale said...

Wow, it looks like you had a great summer, even if it was hot! What an awesome shelter you made!

Linda said...

As always, a most beautiful blog post, Renee:)

TulsiLeaf said...

Great summer pics! I love the sunflower just greeting you!

momma rae said...

love these pics! even if mom is not present. chloe is so darn grown up!!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Just love these beautiful pictures Renee - the shelter is truly awesome, what an accomplishment.
The girls look so sweet in their hats on the camping morning.
Thank you for sharing.
With warm wishes, Tonya

Lisa said...

looks and sounds like a magical summer! i love your shelter! hard to believer its over this week!!!!

CrookedMoonMama said...

Love the summer round up!
The shelter is amazing!

Tahara said...

I love all of the pictures!...And the shelter is beautiful :-)

sheepish said...

What a lovely group of pictures. Your shelter looks great!
I too am not sure where the time has gone.

Bec said...

Hi, just wanted to let you know that I passed on a blog award to you and linked to oyur blog for others to visit :) Have a lovely day!

Melanie said...

Such lovely pictures, Renee- such a lovely family, such a lovely summer!
I so wish there was a way to get together, to visit and sew together and for our children to play!

suzanne said...

Renee ~ your Summer treasures! What lovely memories made. Your little one reminds me of my Livy..Just what she would do for a cool down~ Are your days cooling down now? Hope to see some Autumn moments too. Spring Equniox for us this week..I LOVE Season celebrations.

A happy day to you and your family Renee.

Lots of love

dkjsv05 said...

Oh Renee,
I SO love your daughters green dress and the shelter they built is awesome !!

Wishing you and your family a great week,

earthboysblog said...

This post brought a smile to my lips.. So sweet, now that I've met the girls I see their personalities through the photos. My boys would have loved your little shelter, hope to make one soon. I think I shall do a post similar because there were many things I left out to. Beautiful photo of the horses! Much lovexxx

earthboysblog said...

and I love sweet Cairo!

Sarah said...

Hi Renee,
I'm a first-time visitor (and new follower) to your blog - it looks like you and your family are living beautiful, thoughtful lives. And your summer photos have me looking forward to a bit more sunshine (early spring in my part of the world!)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Sugar sweet Summer moments, Renee!
Thank you for entering my giveaway, I threw the Renee-notes in the big bowl, fingers crossed!
Wishing you a happy Tuesday xxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hi Renee, just me again, your blog is lovely. I'm following you so I don't have to miss your future posts. My children attend a Rudolf Steiner school. Unfortunately, homeschooling is not allowed my law in the Netherlands. I would have love to do so!
Hugs for a wonderful new day xoxoxo

Beth said...

Ahh, yes! Such beautiful days....I love the basket of flowers - gorgeous!And my kids would love to build and play in such a shelter.
On to Autumn now?

gardenmama said...

Your photos are so gentle and beautiful and magical dear Renee! I enjoyed the peaceful pace of the story you shared of your summer days, what a beautiful family you have and such precious memories being created. Your girls are so sweet, the little green dress on washday is just too cute I love it! Warmest wishes to you in this new season Renee : ) xoxo

Sara said...

and what beautiful moments! it is alway such a treat to stop by and peak at your lovely days. :)

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

I love the ice water and washing photos, Renee!
Happy autumn!

moment to Moment said...

What lovely photos, love the shelter.
I sense that your summer is perhaps shorter and cooler than where we are, and it certainly looks like it was treasured to the fullest..

zauberin said...

I recently found your blog and I like it very much. There is so much love in your words and your pictures.

happy autumn!

heike from germany