Monday, October 18, 2010

Sometimes You Just Need to Chill

We've been pretty busy around here recently. It seems like we haven't had time to just sit and be a family for weeks. Friday afternoon Adam looked at me and said "Do we have anything to do tonight?" After thinking for a moment I said, "I don't guess we do!?" I was at a loss.  What does a family do on a Friday night without plans? After a little bit Adam said, "Let's make a fire." 
So we did! We began to collect rocks to make a fire pit. Around the backside of Mom's house there are lots of quartz rocks so we got the wheelbarrow and filled her up!
After an intermission which included a doctor's visit and dinner out (Maylin got a small log (aka GIANT splinter) stuck in her foot. This one was too much for Mommy and Daddy to handle.) we began to build our fire.
 Maylin carefully putting her shoes on. She was very excited about the fire, although I am not sure she knew what to expect. However she wouldn't let the "mushyewows" out of her sight. Some how she instinctively knew those were going to be a key part of the night!
 Daddy is an expert fire builder. He had this fire started in no time. The kids were super excited about this. They collected leaves and little sticks to "hawp" Daddy.
 Pierson I think is going to be a bit of a pyro!
 Daddy keeping the flames going.
 Pierson brought his guitar out to play with Daddy but Maylin was the one who ended up playing with him. It just makes my heart happy to see the kids want to be like their dad. He is a wonderful role model and father.
 Pierson couldn't stop himself from poking the fire with sticks. He loved this fire. I think we are going to have to do much more of this.

Even Chaucer enjoyed the festivities! He laid close by the fire watched the kids play. Maylin wanted to make sure he wasn't sleeping and sang him a song.
For having no plans at all we sure had a great family night. Great idea Daddy! Sometimes the most fun is right in your own backyard.


Jordan Carl said...

I love a good fire! If I were there I could have played my guitar with them! Adam was actually a key factor in me picking up guitar as well. I'm not sure I ever told you that.

Grandma Shultz said...

What a fun evening. I always like having a fire as well. Maylin and Pierson, it looks like you were a big help in starting the fire and keeping it going.
Love you,

Kristi said...

We've had our share of s'mores nights around our little fire pit too! Nothing like a quiet evening, a toasty fire and some marshmallows for family bonding!

Mickey said...

warm and cozy!