Thursday, October 25, 2012

# 364 - Quit Being Such an Adult!

This past weekend, we kept Shaye, the six-year-old niece. Her Uncle David took us to IHop for breakfast on Saturday morning. This would be a long day!

Shaye loves our chickens. She is delighted that it's molting season and that she can find a feather at every turn. She gathers a handful of feathers and tries to decide how to use them.

We spend a lot of time playing outside.

There's always so much to do.

A hot day in Texas is a great opportunity for a kid to water the plants and to drench themselves in the process. Yes, it's October and we are still having HOT days!

She doesn't want to miss one plant.

The best part of the day was when Shaye took my camera and took her own pictures. One of my favorites is when she turned the camera around to take a self-portrait.

Having a kid around sure does remind you to take note of the simple things in life, to remember to stop being busy and just have fun.

Thank you Shaye for reminding me to quit being such an adult all the time.


Chain Stitch Crochet said...

Awww, she's so cute! Yes, being around kids makes you step back and reassess this adulthood thing doesn't it?

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Aunts are the best. Sounds like you fit the bill. Lucky Shaye

LindaG said...

Always love your Shaye posts. Have a wonderful weekend!

Karen said...

Shaye is such a cutie! I agree, we all need to take the time to be a kid again, this adult-thing is way overrated. Children see things in such a different light, don't they?

My chickens are molting right now too, which I always find so odd...hello, girls?.....winter is right around the corner with below zero temps for months on end, and NOW you're taking your feathers off?

Have a great weekend, Lona!