Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Simple Pleasure-First Picnic of the Year

 First picnic of the year!

Backyard picnics are so much fun.

 Especially when you are eating huge strawberries.

Ila May is one week old and already enjoy some fresh air!

I have taken two weeks off from work to help Kimmy.
Everyday has been something new and fun.
What a simple pleasure for me.

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  1. No kidding that is a big strawberry!!! WOW. ;)
    The baby in the sun in priceless. You've inspired me to a little picnic action myself. What are we waiting for? No more winter picnics on the living room floor for us. :)

  2. Beautiful pictures! I love picnics too and I hope you have a wonderful 2 weeks off. The children are both just precious. You are a very blessed lady!

  3. They are all precious, Christine!! Glad you guys took advantage of the beautiful day and enjoyed some sunshine! Ila is beautiful! blessings ~ tanna

  4. What could be lovelier on a warm Spring day than nursing a darling new-born in dappled shade?!!
    Such a lovely simple pleasure, Christine.
    Thanks for sharing these photos of your beautiful family.

  5. That is some strawberry. Looks like it could have fed many. What a great way to spend time, at a picnic and with the grand children. Enjoy your time off. Have a great day. Jude

  6. Why are strawberries so big! :D
    Sweet, sweet baby. I just love picnics! You are sure blessed!

  7. Sounds practically perfect in every way, Christine. Ila May is such a beautiful baby and well worth the wait!

  8. so sweet! picnics are our favorite!

  9. that strawberry is the best and what a cutie...great pics.....great fun

  10. What a fun day! I'm glad you are able to enjoy a sunny day with those sweet little grandkids! You are Blessed! :)

  11. How precious and unplanned are those pictures.
    Take care, Viola

  12. Oh this is just goosebumps wonderful!! What a true total joy!

    Continued prayers for your son and daughter-in-law...may they see God's face as they heal.

  13. I just love a picnic with everything tasting so much better outdoors - I wonder why that is? Anyway, I am so happy it is that time of year again. Love the picture of your granddaughter eating that huge strawberry and Ila May is just perfect sleeping at the picnic!


  14. Beautiful simple pleasures post!!

    Glad to be following you now...

  15. Christine, so nice to see you back in blogland, although I'm so far behind on my favorite bloggers. Been busy around here.

    What a wonderful post. Picnics, especially backyard picnics, are one of my favorite summer things. And what sweet company you have. That baby is just adorable. I know you've been a big help. Kisses to Ila May from me.

  16. What a wonderful pleasure your pictures ....

  17. She's beautiful! It's not dry or warm enough for picnics here, but we do have those big strawberries in the groceries. :)


  18. So sweet, the picnic looks perfect in the sunshine. Strawberries and picnics go together so well don't they? Ila May is perfect too!

  19. How lucky for you all to have two weeks together. A time you will cherish always.

  20. What a beautiful picnic for a beautiful family :)
    That strawberry is HUGE!!!
    Hope you had a lovely time enjoying sunshine and fresh air.
    It has been raining here for a week straight!! The sun is supposedly going to break through the clouds on Saturday. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :)
    So glad you are enjoying your time off and your daughter and little ones. :)
    Keeping you all in my prayers. <3

  21. What a beautiful day and how fortunate you are to be able spend two glorious week with your family. A teaching couple at school named their baby girl Ila Grace. Ila is such a lovely name. And your little Ila is so sweet soaking up that Vitamin D to be healthy and strong. Best wishes to all! Hope your weekend is equally wonderful. Tammy

  22. Babies. Berries.

    A double Simple Pleasure.

    Continuing to think of you.

  23. Hi Christine,
    Nothing beats a good picnic!!!
    Sharing a picnic with grandchildren....Icing on the cake!!!
    I have never seen strawberries as big as yours in all my life (I,m 68). you must have magic soil.
    Baby Ila is georgeous.
    I love your header picture,So peaceful..
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  24. What a precious post! Such sweet little ones! Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  25. now that is what I call a perfect afternoon!... dee dee


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