April 30, 2013

April Edition: Living in the Moment

Little Dude got this lovely little sticky/gooey/elastic-y party “favor” earlier in the day…IMG_4463It quickly became part of his personal arsenal: spinning[6]Be sure to picture in your mind the accompanying swooshing & shooting sounds he was making…IMG_4383IMG_4387IMG_4389shadow spin colorIMG_4431IMG_4392IMG_4445And after swapping out weapons, Little Dude did something that none of the dudes have done thus far:IMG_4449He climbed up into the palms.  palm climbingIMG_4458He didn’t climb too high; they’re not that big. But they are a whole lot bigger than they were when we planted them ten years ago.  Which made me flash back and then dig out some old pics of the “old days” …baby palmsbackyard long long agoAnd yes, those two cuties above are now … teenagers.  And sadly, our grass is far from its glory days.IMG_4462
But this still remains:  all good battles should end with yummy avocado, salted and eaten straight from its skin.
As always, click on through to Anika‘s beautiful blog for more April Living in the Moment posts …

5 comments:

photography by anika alonzo said...

I love those boy battles and that everything becomes a enemy and a weapon :) So full of imagination!

stacey said...

I loved the flashbacks and the baby palms. :)

stephanie said...

Oh, how I love boys and their imaginations! And what a great backyard, Susan! I can't believe he's the first to use those beautiful palms. :)

Tracy P. said...

I think it's pretty obvious from the gif what happened to the lawn. Good trade off! And YES to avocado!

Life with Kaishon said...

I had an avocado for lunch. I wish you could have been here to take a picture of me eating it.

JUST KIDDING! I would rather die than have my picture taken eating an avocado. Unless, you were positioned on a ladder 25 feet above me. I might look fair from that angle. Your little avocado eater is the cutest boy around.

I loved seeing the boys as tiny kids. They are so cute.