all on an april afternoon... | andiamo

all on an april afternoon...


I can feel it. I can almost smell the sunscreen. The sand under my toes on my deck from the kids. The daily annual watering across the board, front and back. The bounce house. The white wine in a Disney cup on the deck. The water table. The Sublime Pandora station. Fire pits. It's almost here. So close I can taste it. Summer!

As luck would have it we had not one but two days like the above this past weekend. All of us on the deck and in the backyard. Working on browning our skin just a bit. Music going. Wine discreetly hidden. Snacks all around! Oh the Popsicles. So many Popsicles. Wet children and sandy children and while I loathe the mess I love the mess, you know? The kids thrive in the mess. And if I'm being honest here my kids could use a little dirtification now and again. They need to embrace the mess just as much as I do. 

We spent both afternoons outside just reveling in the warmth and the sunshine... and after dinner on Saturday we put Dom to bed and took the big kids outside for another fire pit, complete with stories and constellation gazing and even an International Space Station viewing. Just one of many nights to come, I'm sure.

The sand can stay the hell outta my house though. But that's why God invented wine!



    P.S.-have fun with Kerri during the visit!!!! I hope you get some one on one, child free time <3 xo

  2. happiness!!! just around the corner!!! yayay!!

  3. Those pics make me dream and just ache for summer. And to be young again or even just have young ones around. Our summers are so very different with no children. it's all adults around our house. Gonna have to make some fun. We don't even have to be as discreet with the wine! LOL! :) xo B

  4. Man, yo guys have the setup!!! Bounce house, water tables, fire pit! Can I come live in your backyard?

  5. Let the countdown to summer begin!!

  6. amen about the sand. It's all fun and games until the sand gets in the house. I do love how cheap sand is though. Aria needs a new water table that I can also plop the sand in.

  7. all the sunshine and bounce houses and water tables and sandboxes. i mean they have pretty much everything in their backyard. and we have wine. all the wine :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  8. Ahh sounds like a perfect way to spend the weekend if you ask me! Love the lighting in the pics of the kids by the fire. :)


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