“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!