Friday, September 30, 2011

A Day of Picnics

Have I mentioned that R loves picnics? He does. Whenever I really want to make him happy, I take him on a picnic. Instant happiness. In fact, just calling something a picnic makes him happy. Eating at the table? Well tonight we are having table picnic!! Yay!! Yet he cannot be fooled into thinking that eating at a picnic table outside is a picnic. No, no. A picnic outdoors calls for eating on a blanket on the ground! Seriously. I don't argue logic. I just go with what makes him happy. I like making him happy, so I planned a whole day of true outdoor picnics.

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?


  1. Oh, that sounds like so much fun! I am afraid that the temps are a bit too cold now for picnics here. Your cat guest looks just like our cat!!

  2. I love the idea of a breakfast picnic - it's such a novelty & it's just the right weather to snuggle up outside. Don't forget the hot cocoa!

  3. a whole day of picnics = FUN! How awesome!

    Thanks for linking this idea to the Sunday Showcase & hope to see you again this week!


  4. Phyllis- You must have a gorgeous cat! This kitty is huge. She is three times the size of our adult female cat.

    Debi- Hot chocolate is a wonderful idea! We'll have to wait a bit longer to fully take advantage of that though. It's still relatively warm here. Some days we wear pants, but we are still wearing shorts for the most part. Perfect weather!

    Bern- R had a blast. It was like.. his dream day. Thanks so much for stopping by!


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