Monday, January 30, 2012

It's good to be a kid again







We had a hard time keeping the really tall kid in the striped shirt out of the sandpit.



After a while, we just stopped trying. After all, it was a winter afternoon, the sun was shining, and we didn't have a care in the world.



Visit Steve. That big kid can shoot a cactus.

26 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Those magnolia blossoms are gorgeous!.

Bec said...

It's been way, way too long since I've been there or taken my kids.

Paula said...

What fun! And the Japanese magnolia is beautiful.

Bellis said...

I could spend hours with those filings. The magnolia in full bloom looks extra beautiful with the back lighting.

alex said...

we are all born creative. but after awhile, we all stop trying. pragmatism, they call it.

Latino Heritage said...

I agree with Bellis.

Susan Campisi said...

Never too old to be a kid. Oh yes, those blossoms are gorgeous.

LGreenWriter said...

It's so nice to visit blogs from places that already have flowers blooming. : ) Plus, this post brought back wonderful memories of the Mud Bakery that I used to run with my childhood friend Stacey. (Everything was "chocolate", hee)

Rob said...

Who is that striped person yearning to get sand under the fingernails?

Ken Mac said...

When I became a man I put away childish things. That was my first mistake....you took your lucky break and broke it in two!

pasadenapio said...

You mean those poor kids weren't given anything digital to play with? What is this world coming to?!

altadenahiker said...

The character in the striped shirt is Susan. Or when she's at the playground, we call her Susie.

sonia a. mascaro said...

I agree with Susan, never to old to be a kid, even though to have a kid spirit and soul.

Love the Steve photos. The cactus's picture is stunning!

Bellis said...

Talking of fun things to do, read Karin's latest Patch article and leave a comment.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I recognize the big kid. The striped boatneck tee and nautical whites are a give away. She is what I call a young soul

Marjie said...

Do we have to stop kids from playing in the sand or filings, just because they're big? Good for Susie, not giving up.

Anonymos2 said...

Where is the snow ... We have snow here, about three feet.

Banjo52 said...

The pics really create a great sense of the kids at work. Intently! And the flower shot at the end are . . . how many of said "gorgeous"? But it is.

Ms M said...

Looks like a fun time -- never too late to be a kid again. And the last photo is gorgeous!

TheChieftess said...

Looks like fun!!!

Margaret said...

The magnetic sand is pretty tempting. You really can't blame her.

Anonymous said...

If this is the ultimate etch a sketch, shove over, there's a new kid in town.

Petrea Burchard said...

Love that pic looking up through the blossoms.

Steve Scauzillo said...

Hey, from the post after this, you now have my vote. Flattery will get you everywhere. Also, to you, too, sonia. (www.templecitydailyphoto.blogspot.com)

Kaori said...

Love that last photo. So gorgeous!

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

Magnolia shot is now iPad wallpaper... I feel like I should give you the doller fifty that's in my bank account.