Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Photostory Friday: The Importance of Proper Annunciation

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek




31 Posts in 31 Days: #23



One of my favorite ways to pass a summer evening is to lie out on the trampoline, and stare into the heavens. We have hordes of dragonflies who put on quite an air show (and keep the mosquitos at bay). The horizon blazes like an inferno as the darkness rolls westward.

Blue to cobalt to navy to black.

The stars wink on, and you find yourself looking in to the face of time itself.

Normally I do this solo, but last night I had a companion...

Emma: Daddy, (I love being called Daddy, and she knows it) can I come up on the trampoline with you?

Me: Sure punkin'




She snuggles in close, and lays on my outstretched arm (I could do this all night). She follows my gaze upward. She watches for a moment.




Emma: Daddy, what are we doing?





Me: Just laying here, looking at the sky.




Emma: Oh..........(stares intently for a few seconds)




Emma: What guy?



18 comments:

Emily said...

ROTF! Too funny! I love watching the sky darken too. Sadly, though, with all the city lights we don't see too many stars.

Robyn said...

that was priceless.

Jen said...

this is a beautifully funny post. Oh and great photos!

Sneaky Momma said...

Hee, hee! What a cute story. I would imagine that watching night fall would be very relaxing. Sounds like you had good company!

Cecily R said...

HAHAHAHAHA! I love that kid.

Reminds me of a Jimi Hendricks lyric...

kris... said...

ROFL!!! Hilarious!

Maggie May said...

Cracking up here!
You are lucky to see any stars! We haven't seen any for years, unless you band your head, that is!
I would love to see those dragonflies!

Amanda said...

LOL! That was too funny!

Aaron said...

When I was about her age, my Aunt took me to Seattle.....

I asked her where 'Attle' was when we got there.

JennyMac said...

So very funny! And cool pics.

Sharon said...

Priceless!

We used to camp out on my friends trampoline when I was little. It was so much fun!

Wayne said...

what beautiful picture of the sky. I love to watch a sunset.

thankyou for sharing your pictures with us

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

rotfl!!!! That is so funny! She really is something special. I still like to be called Mommy and in that rare instance when a "mom" slips out, I correct them. lol!

torsur: what you get when you cross the tortoise and the hare? Eh, I tried. lol!

Michelle said...

LOL! You are such a great daddy!

Kristen said...

Kids are awesome!

Lisa (Jonnysmommy) said...

Have you gotten her ears checked out lately? :-)

Kacey R. said...

Oh that Emma - she's a girl after my own heart. :P

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

you know the guy in the sky!
Too funny! The sunset in beautiful... I'm a sucker for a sunset!