Friday, June 25, 2010

Fireflies








Have you ever had one of those moments in time when all seems well with the earth...these days they are few and far between, but last night was one of those times for me.




My mom had bought the kids some cute little bug catching supplies, so we decided we would go out and see if we could catch some fireflies.


It didn't take long, we could see them all lit up the second we hit the front porch, but that wasn't the fun part.... 


It was watching my kids be kids...(I know mushy), it was just one of those moments that I was so glad  had my camera on me (that usually never happens). 

When I was a little kid thinking about what it would be like to have kids of my own, this is exactly what I envisioned.  Watching them running around on a Summer night with a full moon and just having fun without a care in the world.




I love taking my kids to places I think will thrill them. For some reason I never think about our own backyard. Sometimes I think we all  just want a good ole' Thursday night catching fireflies and playing UNO, which BTW my daughter won all 5 games of last night! Way to go DEE!



I know these are the moments I will remember the most and when my sister and I get together these are the things we talk about...in fact I just told my daughter last night as she was gearing up that my sister and I used to catch fireflies and rip their light off and wrap it around our finger for rings! She was disgusted to say the least. And when I tell my son that in a couple of years, he will no doubt think that's the coolest thing ever!!!

Thank you God, for fireflies and Thursday nights ;)




5 comments:

Simply Stafford said...

I agree....doesn't always take much to make great memories, love the last pic btw. We had a firefly in the house the other night and poor thing didnt make it out alive, thanks to Mason. He stomped that thing till it was stuck to the bottom of his foot!

Mom2One said...

So cute! =) Cheap memories are simply the best one's. More thought goes into them. Making memories is my favorite hobby.

Ellie said...

The simple things make the best memories! It looks like you guys were having some great family time. I'm from the west coast where we don't have fireflies, so I've enjoyed watching them here in the midwest. So magical!

Debbie said...

One of my all time favorite quotes from one of my ALL time favorite historical figures, Laura Ingalls Wilder:

"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones afterall."

Loved this post!! Cherish the moment. Aren't you glad we are in the digital camera age?

Cindy said...

What a wonderful way to spend the evening. God is so good!
Hugs, Cindy S