picnic lunch

Elliott came home for a long lunch yesterday and could hardly bear to come indoors.

“It’s so beautiful outside!  Let’s go for a picnic!”

We packed food for ourselves and–bravely–packed some for Lena, too.  Down the River Walk we went until we came to a patch of soft grass next to the dam.

We had mashed some peas for Lena using the handy-dandy food grinder that my dear friend (and wonderful photographer!) Ana Marie gave me.  So the whole family dug into our picnic lunch.

Lena took a bite of peas…

The smart kid knows that homemade pizza is better than smooshed peas any day!

I fed her a little rice cereal after that, which always goes down pretty gracefully.

After we all finished eating (and gagging), I knitted for awhile as Elliott read a National Geographic article aloud with Lena.  Our little picnic was such a peaceful interlude in the middle of a regular old day.  Bring on this beautiful autumn weather, Texas!

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4 Responses to picnic lunch

  1. Sarah October 21, 2011 at 2:09 am #

    I love the look she’s giving him in that last picture!

  2. PoppyG October 21, 2011 at 4:34 am #

    Lena. Poppy here. I still have that reaction with mooshed peas.

  3. David Garber October 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    last photo of lena looking at dad is so precious

  4. Autumn October 22, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    I totally agree with David. I also like the one of her trying to take the pizza.

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