Tuesday, July 5, 2011

through the eyes of a child

the day started early ( he couldn't wait) with snaps that he tried to throw but wound up stomping
to get them to pop! :)

later in the evening after a bath, he play with sparklers...

 he loved chasing gramps around the driveway and skipping with granny! 

when it finally got dark, we drove our RTV out into the middle of our field and watched a view all around us,
 fireworks going off in the mountain above us, 
and neighbors who put on a lovely show! 

truly a lovely way to spend the evening-

i hope you enjoyed your fourth of july as much as
we did here!

little guy called (with granny's help)
his cousin
this morning so we could
happy birthday!

now i am off to finish 
another cup of coffee
and yes,
i might need more 
than one more cup!! :)



Shanda said...

He is so cute. Love the boots with the outfit :)

Claire said...

just precious - thank you :)

Elisa Black said...

Visiting for coffee... I love the boots, but even more, I love the boots + the jammies!! Too cute!! I love viewing things through the "eyes of a child." Wonderful sequence of photos! Looks and sounds like a fun evening!

Shawn said...

Looks like a fun time for your 4th festivities! Hope your lane is having a Happy Birthday today, the party looked fantastic..loved the cake!

Erin said...

My favorite part of the 4th of July celebration is to watch the kid's faces. Thanks for sharing your pics with us! They are precious! I love the inspiration and encouragement of your blog!

Katie @ Chicken Noodle Gravy said...

What a cutie pie!! Ah, to be a child again...to truly enjoy sparklers and snaps. You have no idea how much it means when you're little and can't wait to grow up. Here's to childhood joy lasting forever!

DeanO said...


Bethe77 said...

I love those little green boots he has on! He sure seems to be havng so much fun! I so wish we could have been near our little ones. It always seems to bring the kid out in all of us We had a lovely day and evening. You are truly a blessed grandma.

Ms. Becky said...

Hi Melody-mae! I'm really loving these photos. he is so stylin'! love the jammies and holstein boots.
you've captured fun in a most delightful way, and I'm happy that you shared it with us. these images have really made my day! have a great week Melody-mae.

{Amy} said...

cute pictures, what a handsome little guy! and so cool that you could drive right out into the field and see fireworks...jelaous!

Thisisme. said...

He really is such a little cutie, and I can imagine the pleasure it brought you both having him stay. I also love the PJ's and wellies look!! Bless. Couldn't you just eat them?!

Anonymous said...

He is absolutely adorable Melody! I remember playing with sparklers when I was a small child. I didn't think they made them anymore cause I never see anyone with them. Thanks for the memories and for sharing this special 4th of July with us!~Hugs, M

Chris Graham said...

What a beautiful post!!I was blessed with the incredible opportunity to teach for 30 years.
Seeing the world througth the eyes of a child is pure joy. All the "little things" in life are magnified.

Mongs said...

so cute. I like reading your musing, you have a gift with words, you make simple things sound so beautiful.