With the news that the three trees in our backyard are dead and must be removed, I am very upset. I don't know what our gardeners are going to do to remedy the situaion or how it can possibly look as beautiful as it does now, but they've asked me to trust them. I'm trying. I am really trying. To put the inevitable from my mind, I've been looking at the pictures I took a few days ago.
We talk about letting children be children, and I think the older they get the more important it becomes. Because let's be honest: when your children are young they're expected to play. This isn't necessarily the case as they get older. It's more about schedules, structure, studying~and everything that falls inbetween. All are certainly important, but at 14, my daughter is still very much a child. I think it's important that she and her brother have moments of sheer silliness. On Tuesday we took advantage of the gorgeous weather (and the fact that we had 14 cans of silly string) and spent the afternoon chasing one another. We laughed, we sprayed, we hammed it up for the camera. It was an hour of awesome fun that left us happy and light-hearted. I hope these pictures leave you feeling the same way.