Thursday, April 19, 2012

Summer is coming . . .

Watermelon salad.  Sure, it's not yet the season,
but I  was evoking summer! 
I am truly a summertime girl.  I love all the seasons, and especially the cycle and the movement as we switch between them.  But the warmth of summer, with her promise of an abundance of fruits and vegetables is my favorite.

Today was the first day this year that has said summer is coming.  It actually felt warm outside (and there were eight inches of snow on the ground a mere week ago!).  We didn't resurrect the outdoor cushions yet, but we put the glass back in the patio table, and we ate dinner outside.

Around here we call these "big fat nasty burgers"
The rule is: once you pick it up, you can't put it down!
It was lovely to send the kids in to wash their hands, and to otherwise not stir from the back porch.  Both kiddos were filthy--they'd been playing outside for hours in the dirt, and the evening finished with baths for all.

Caroline's strategy was to eat her burger in pieces:
first the bread, then the meat.
In other news, we're looking forward to Jack's first baseball game on Saturday, and it appears the weather is going to cooperate.  He's on the Red Sox this year, a farm team, so the coach pitches to them.  Trace has been helping with the team a little, and Jack loves to play catch in the yard.

Can you fit that in your mouth Jack?
I hope wherever you are the the weather is sunny and there's a hint of summer in the air!


Jo Miller said...

What a delicious post! How do you get your mouth around one of those burgers?? I miss that watermelon salad. Enjoy the sunshine. Have fun at your game, Jack. Caroline, I think that you have the right idea on how to eat that burger.
love you,

katie said...

Yay for summer and warm days outside! Good luck in your game Jack, we'll be waiting to hear how it goes:)