We started off our day with a picnic for breakfast! We often have picnics, but this was our first ever breakfast picnic. I packed up an autumn themed basket with some of our homemade pumpkin muffins and a few other much needed items and we headed out. R had speech therapy that morning so we decided to go there and find a nice tree to sit under until it was time for his appointment. We had a lot of fun. We sat under a pecan tree that had hundreds of holes throughout its trunk. They were linear holes made by a sapsucker, a type of woodpecker. In the holes, scurried thousands of ants and one spider. We watched. We picked up pecan shells to use as boats the next time we went to a creek. We picked flowers. Oh yeah, and we ate breakfast.
For lunch we went to the lake with some friends. We spread out the blanket and ate sandwiches and fruit. We fed the ducks and geese. R splashed in the lake, which was probably his favorite part, and then changed clothes so that he could get filthy all over again. We played on the playground and in the sand. It was a fun filled lunch spent with wonderful company.
By the time dinner came around, I was in so much pain from back problems that I didn't think I could have another picnic. So to save the day and my emotions (I really wanted that day of picnics!!), R's wonderful daddy took him out on a special boys only, dessert picnic. They ate cookies and blew bubbles. And their party was crashed by a humongous lovable cat that just wandered up. I wish that I would have been out there too, but I'm happy they had special time together, just the two of them.
We spent almost the entire day outside, soaking up the autumn sun. R was thrilled with his day of picnics.
Would a day of picnics be possible for your family? What are some of your favorite picnic foods?