Rye smiles

Mother’s Day smiles from the cousins in the rye.
First of all, I had absolutely nothing to do with this pose. I just meandered into the field with my camera and the movie stars turned on the charm. One lost a flip-flop. Not sure if it was found.

All the children in our midst made their way to the rye at some point. A couple practically disappeared into the sea of green. Children of the rye.

This one thought the rye was fun for awhile … but trains were a great alternative when the older kids took off without him. But then double trouble showed up. Again … no worries. Invasions mean you can go to the kitchen for more strawberry shortcake.

I’m still completely amazed and enamored with double trouble. They’re growing so fast, saying so much, seeing so many things. Just ask my sister. She’s the one who has to keep up with both of them. God bless her!

Smiling, happy, healthy children … sunshine … wide open spaces … ham and potato salad and calico beans and strawberry shortcake. Perfection. It was a lovely day for the moms around here. I hope yours was extra-special, too!

And I hope you found a moment in a secret, out-of-the-way, quiet spot to smile and reflect and thank God for the many blessings in your midst. Happy Mother’s Day. You may not be one, but you had one. And that’s something for which to be grateful.

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    Nashville May 8, 2011 (8:57 pm)

    Looks like everyone had a great time! I loved the pictures as always. Happy Mother’s Day! Miss you.

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    Robyn May 9, 2011 (9:32 am)

    Neat post and pictures! Glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day, your flowers are beautiful.