Each member of our family is so different, like individual components of a symphony. But, like a symphony, each part is important to the overall structure and sound of the piece. We all work together to make a beautiful sound...our family. Just as the Lord knit us together in the womb, He is now knitting us together as a family, for His glory, outside the womb.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Firebird

Today, the kids and I set off on a picnic.  This wasn't just any picnic, though.  It was a picnic at Library Park, where they were performing a free children's play.  It was so pleasant!

We arrived 30 minutes before so that we could get a spot in the shade and eat our lunch on our picnic blanket.

Aria sat in her portable high chair and enjoyed looking at all the new faces around her.

                                                                             Finn and Cadence each had their Veggie Tales lunch boxes and ate, anxiously awaiting for the princess to arrive.

The play was performed by a troupe of teenagers.  The whole thing reminded me of that scene from "Finding Neverland", when the orphan kids go to the opening of James Barrie's play and are laughing and clapping and just getting swept away in the magic of the whole thing.
Also, during that scene, there were some stodgy adults who didn't appreciate the kids' noise during the play.  This lady was like that.  She kept shushing the kids around her.  Well, it's a good thing she came to a free kids play in the park and sat right in the middle of the kids!  Cranky old woman!  She did not deserve to be there.  She was like Sylvia's mom in "Finding Neverland", before she "believed" at the end.  This lady did not "believe" by the end.  She packed up her chair and walked away with a sourpuss face.
Cadence, Finn and I loved the Firebird.  She was beautiful.  She turned into a beautiful princess at the end and Cadence like that.  Finn liked when prince Ivan had to wrestle the bad Tsar's HUGE bear.  It was pretty impressive.  After the play was over, we got to meet the firebird/princess.  She was a very sweet 14 year old girl.  It was a fun outing!

Once we got home, and Aria decided not to nap for more than 30 minutes (sad face), we decided to fill the pool and take a dip.  Finally, a sunny day to enjoy summer in!

This is the best Ice Cream Truck I've ever seen.  It wasn't playing music that sounded like someone was turning a crank to make it play, and it didn't have old pictures with chipped white paint.  This one was bright and vibrant, playing Island music.  It made me think that I would feel like I was on a tropical Island if I bought something.  I didn't buy anything, though, so I can't tell you if that's true.

Here's a little check on our birds.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I like the fire bird, too! What a good mommy you are! We'll have to go to the Denver Puppet Theater this summer. It's fun! Cadence and Finn would love it! Aria has a very cute shirt on! She's a sweet little bunny.