Thursday, April 21, 2011

I choose funny. For real.


Today we're playing along with Auntie Leila, capturing the context of contentment in everyday life with a few photos.

And I love funny even more than pretty. I love to laugh, even when the children are extraordinarily naughty and I ought not be laughing. Don't you find that makes everything, well, better?

It's probably not as readily apparent as it oughta be why that ball-fire-hydrant-wading pool is funny, exactly. It's sunny in the photo but it's 40 degrees outside. My children, the two youngest girls, anyway, begged to go through the hydrant sprinkler in their bathing suits. Methinks some of us are ready for warmer weather.



And this too needs more explanation than a truly funny photo should. Last week's lemonade stand had a resident bandit who was short on quarters (and in the legs) but long on spunk.







Sarah's new chicken has a unibrow. That's funny, right?





I plant salad in an upcycled galvanized tub that I picked at the dump... my husband doesn't find that funny but I do. Also? We have an enormous garden that's just a bit further away. But pretty and funny and real go hand in hand here.







Toys from here to there. Maybe not pretty but happy and funny and real. And please note, Salvador crawling before he walks. Phew.









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7 comments:

Nicole said...

I love the salad in the tub. I never grow lettuces because by the time I get around to trying to plant it's too warm around here! And your little boy is precious! I love that age.

Katie said...

I think its pretty funny that my word verification is 'tocklish'. I also really love you and your adorable children...y'all make me happy. For real.

Rachel said...

I'm glad you choose Funny. It's a good pick :)

Lovely pictures. The lemonade one? So happy! I can see that bringing back memories for many years.

And tell your daughter I'd definitely pay her for a cup.

HP said...

A chicken with a unibrow? How could that NOT be funny!?? Love the upcycled salad bowl too...

Holly @ Three Sided Wheel said...

The unibrow chick made me laugh! Ha! Thanks for sharing!

Mama Bear, JD said...

That's a great post! Love the lemonade bandit and the unibrow chick!

Lisa said...

Sounds like you folks have a lotta fun. :)