August 20, 2012

The Bear Family Picnic


It all started with a book- as most things do.  Bear has been quite enthralled with the Berenstain Bear books this summer (I go back and forth over whether I like them or not, but as a child I adored them)- in particular, "The Bear's Picnic".  So one evening, he dressed like a bear 


and easily convinced us to have a picnic supper.  Dinners are laid back (usually late!) affairs in the summer, consisting of some hybrid meal of garden vegetables, or our other current staple- peanut butter and jelly sandwiches AND popcorn.  So that's just what I made.  Champ added some pizza to the mix and we had ourselves a picnic.



Unlike in the book, we had no trouble finding our perfect spot.  There were no bees to sting us and no family reunion folk crashing our digs.




The magical moment did come when we heard a plane overhead, but thankfully it did not land near our picnic site like what happened to that unlucky Berenstain Bear family. 



We even had shelter in case it rained, but sunshine and cricket songs prevailed.




 So we ate (perhaps some Nutella was on his sandwich...) and played.  Then played some more and called it a mighty fine picnic.



And that right there is what summer memories are made of.

6 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That's so neat that you did that! You're a fun family!

koreen (aka: winn) said...

That's a beautiful summer memory. :)

Jess said...

Memories indeed. It sounds like a perfect "bear" day!

Colleen said...

Awww... sounds wonderful!

Lady Jennie said...

It sounds just perfect to me!

We didn't have a great year with home-grown vegetables. Too much rain, then too little. Too cold then too hot.

Zucchinis survived though. Sigh.

Mark said...

Nothing could be more perfect than having that simple moments with your family. I would guess that the kids were very happy about this picnic thing. It's apparent with their smiles though.

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