In celebration of the recent solstice we spent a night camping in the yard, and although we did not go far afield, it was a magical evening, one that will not soon be forgotten. It was rich on simple pleasures and closeness.
Kaleena told me several times throughout the evening that this was the "funnest" night she ever had.
We ate rice and beans cooked over the fire, roasted marshmallows , the children burned sticks and used them as pens and played with the wax of the candles for the longest time,
how fire enthralls these children!
( it is of course always well supervised and respected )
We talked and told stories, and before bed the children danced with the fireflies.
It was for me a sweet reminder of the moments that mean so much in childhood, that creates such beautiful memories, and this from simply pitching a tent in the back yard and sharing a moon lit night under the trees.
story time and sweet slumber..
under a beautiful evening sky
It was a blessed night indeed.
~with love and gratitude~