Saturday, August 13, 2011

Watching the stars


Last night there was a meteor shower at 11PM. My kids have never seen a shooting star.  We live in an urban area that is usually cloud covered the majority of the year.  Last night it was clear.  We still had the obstacles of city glow and a full moon, but we went out anyway.  We set up a blanket to lie down on and sleeping bag/blankets to keep warm and sat out late with our two older children until they were about to fall asleep..about 1130. In that time, we saw a few meteors that were actually quite bright, but mostly we snuggled, identified stars, talked and snacked. It was one of those very simple, real, and memorable moments together that I will hold in my heart. (So much better than fireworks)  Sweet, Quiet, Tenderness..

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