3.30.2011

Earth+Wind+Sky


I love the days when we take time to slow down, and drink in the goodness of life with big gulps. We took Hudson down to the river's edge for a little fun in the Spring-time sun, and he had a permanent smile as he romped through the grass, pointing out boats and babies and trees and bees.

We happened upon a meadow of traditional Native American tee-pees, and our little guy was in awe of each majestic tent, as he ran from the red one to the green one to the blue one. We all played Indians, until Hudson spotted something even more exciting in the distant sand pit. We made our way to the big, brown ship where we magically transformed ourselves from an Indian Tribe into a crew of Pirates on the High Seas.

Seeing Hudson's growing imagination develop before my eyes is one of my favorite things these days.

















What is life?
It is the flash of a firefly in the the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
-Pawnee Eagle Chief

36 comments:

Meredith said...

SUCH BEAUTIFUL PICTURES!
pleeeeaassee send some sunshine my way,
it's been nothing but rain all week long!
&you look gorgeous, as usual.
give hudson some hugs for me :)

Staley Mc said...

This place looks so cool! I love Hudson's Hangout Fest shirt, I really want to go this year, the lineup is A-Mazing!

Raven said...

I know I say it every time, but Hudson is SO cute and you are so beautiful! My parents live on the river and Gunner loves playing down there. It's always nice to get outside and have quality family time :) Always loving your pictures!!

vintch said...

aww the sunshine in hudson's eyes is precious! what a beautiful, fun day!

Chief Beadle said...

What a fun Sunny day we had. I am hoping to take Hudson camping in one of those tee pees sometime. He was enjoying running around. Can't wait for the weather to be like that all the time.

LOVE YOU!

ashley.warner said...

love this!
you're such the ideal momma!

Krystal said...

how fun to find some teepee's!!!! I bet he loved it :)

Courtney B said...

Oh my! I LOVE the pictures!! Your family is just the CUTEST! I love that you are taking the time to enjoy being a mommy, instead of worrying about a clean house and silly other nothings! I hope when we have kids my husband and I will cherish these moments as much as you and your husband do! :)

Adele said...

eee the combination of the teepees and your little one is just perfect (: thanks for visiting and yes, stick around for awhile! don't be a stranger (; xo

Janette said...

What a majestic and glorious day!!! Hudson looks like such a happy boy!! hmm ... i think he needs a little sister though! yes yes! the masses agree!!

In My Tennis Shoes said...

i can remember when my little brother had a cowboy & indian birthday party and we had tee-pees for all his "indians"... these look legit! beautiful! fun times!

Jeannie said...

Hudson does love to explore. Those are two cute indians coming out of the tents. Your pictures are beautiful and always compliment your writing. Sunny spring days are the best!!!

Cindy P said...

Sounds like a fun day!! I love how smiley he is! I'm glad you're enjoying watching his imagination form. How special. I can't wait until we have kids and get to experience that for ourselves!

Also, I love your cute toes! What a pretty polish! What is it by the way?

Brooke said...

So cute!! how do you always find the coolest places to hang out?!

misc.alaina said...

Looks like Hudson had a great time! Love your photos of that awesome setting!!

Eva Marie said...

Imagination - what a truly beautiful, unique gift! I work developing and supervising children diagnosed with autism and imaginative play is one of the hardest goals to teach. It is intrinsically motivating, how do you compete with that.
It truly is a gift, children are meant to play and imagine and I love how your little Hudson does just that :)

Kylie said...

you are beautiful! i am so glad you found my blog - enjoying following you, now! great teepee- those are the best.

Meri said...

He is really at such a fun age- and then it just gets better and better too! What a little explorer :)

Gwiddle said...

That place looks gorgeous! Your little boy looks like he had a blast! These kind of days are really the best time<3 I really can't get over how gorgeous you are. And how cute your little family is!

Colleen / Inspired to Share said...

What a cutie! Great photos.

Young People in Love said...

Fun! Looks like the perfect day!

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These photos are amazing! He is so cute and you look great!

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Lynn {hearted girl} said...

gosh i love your series photo montages so much! Hudson looks like he's enjoying your outing a bunch (so lucky you got "real" spring weather!) and high fives to him for never ceasing to make the cutest faces ever. i could use a few of his tips for keepin' it fresh ; ) really need to know how to master those flawless ringlets too! ♥

Shalyn said...

That place looks amazing! I think it is so neat all the memories you are creating for little Hudson- so neat! Love the photos!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

You guys are all so happy in your pictures and it makes me happy! It's contagious :)

And your little guy keeps getting cuter and cuter!!

Erica said...

Yes, yes! Lets be friends! I really must say that I love your young family. Your little boy is adorable! It looks like you had a beautiful day romping in the park. A perfect spring afternoon. :)

Also, the quote at the bottom is beautiful! It fits your post wonderfully!

Lisa said...

Beautiful photos! That place looks amazing, I love the tents, so cute!

Ashley Slater said...

I always love looking through your pictures. You two are the BEST parents.... I love how much time and fun you have with your child. I know, you would think everyone does that but THEY don't!

Also, love that you baby talked to my new puppy. HAHA! I have been talking that way since I got her! I think my husband thinks I forgot about him... he whined about getting no attention this morning. :)

ediot said...

your blog is so pretty. love the layout.
and these shots are so beautiful. bright and happy. thanks for sharing and for stopping by me so i could find you
xx

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Looks like all of you had such a great time. Hudson looks like he is having a blast! As always your pictures are just awesome!

christine donee said...

really adorable photos!

xoxo
Christine
www.aquietdetermination.blogspot.com

effy♥steff said...

I love the pictures they are so beautfiul, your son is so cute and you are every pretty :)

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oomph. said...

the tee pees are there for all to use?? how fun! was going to ask where you got his "shaka" tee, but read a comment above that said it was from a festival. looks like a wonderful day with family.

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coolkids said...

awsome pictures! That looks so fun. I am jealous of your weather. It is still cold here in chicago. boo. thecoolkidsblog.com

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

that is my dream place right there. wow. I love your family shots of all of you doing what you do! it's so great!!

Piril Maria said...

Beauty.



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