Summer kick off

by Cindy on June 14, 2010

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It’s mid-June, it’s hot, and school is almost out for summer!  An absolutely wonderful family in one of my son’s classes hosted an annual “pondside picnic” today and it was not to be missed. Imagine a children’s paradise – water, a tree house, lots of sand and a zipline – all on the property of their 1740 farmhouse in the Virginia countryside.  What a way to start the summer!

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I hear that some of you are already heading on vacation (lucky)!  Here’s wishing you safe travels as you head on your way to some long-awaited R&R.  May this be the start of some great times ahead!

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Janet McDonald June 14, 2010 at 1:37 am

If that wasnt iceing on the cake that had to of been so wonderful! I worked for a Millionairess when I lived in Charlottesville and that place was splendid. Looks like that place is too! The children had to of been in a bit of heaven Cindy!

mary newton June 14, 2010 at 4:57 am

That little red headed boy sure is cute!

Shelby June 14, 2010 at 6:10 am

looks like a fabulous time!

Laurie June 14, 2010 at 7:01 am

Looks like a grown-up kid’s paradise, too! What a fun time.

CINDY WIMMER MUSE June 14, 2010 at 7:46 am

WOW THAT IS A NEIGHBOR’S YARD?? THIS IS A CHILDREN’S FUNCTION? IT LOOKS LIKE A PLACE I WOULD LIKE TO GO FOR AN EXTENDED VACATION. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL YARD. I KNOW THAT EVERYONE HAD FUN.
YES, WE ARE GETTING READY TO GO ON VACATION IN A LITTLE OVER A WEEK TO SUNSHINE, QUIET, PORCH SITTING, DO NOTHING RICH CREEK :). I GET TO GO SEE MY SISTERS AND MOM. I WILL STAY THERE FOR A WEEK AND THEN GO TO CROSS JUNCTION TO ANOTHER SUNSHINE, QUIET, DECK, RIVER FOR SWIMMING AND BOATING TO SEE MY OTHER SISTER.
I DONT KNOW WHY I DO ALL THIS DRIVING, WE GO TO THE BEACH ALMOST EVERY DAY THAT IS WHAT SOME THINK AS A VACATION. NO I NEED AND WANT TO SEE ALL MY FAMILY. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME IN MY LIFE WHEN I AM WITH MY FAMILY. I DONT DO IT ENOUGH.
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT SUMMER.

diane cook June 14, 2010 at 7:51 am

What beautiful pictures Cindy! I know your guys loved all of this summer fun =)

Christine Damm June 14, 2010 at 9:58 am

Hey, not just a children’s Paradise! Your son reminds me so much of what my husband would have looked like at that age! It’s like having a sneek peek at an old photo album. Thanks for jump-starting my summer.

sharon b June 14, 2010 at 10:57 am

I am so envious!!! But so happy for you and your family and the time you have together!!

vintagesusie June 14, 2010 at 1:44 pm

OK, could these boys be ANY CUTER!!!! Your killing me here, I just want to nibble on some of those sticky, dirty little boy faces. Too Sweet friend!
Happy Summer & Congrats on the Artbliss kickoff!!! I loved seeing the flyer & badge on Deryns Blog, it’s soooo fun for me.
Smiles & Puppydog Tails,
Susie

Renate June 14, 2010 at 1:46 pm

It really does look like a bit of paradise – I’m sure you all had a great time!

Kayla June 14, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Okay, so I can officially say that I’m so incredibly jealous of your kids. LOL
I wish I could have come, too!! I can only IMAGINE their joy at that little paradise 😀

Although I do have an ulterior motive…That farm is a DREAM of mine! To have a 1,000+ acre farm like that is incredible.

Maybe one day!

I’m glad you and your kids had a wonderful day ^.^

Jana June 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Hi, Cindy! I have awarded you with the Kreativ Blogging Award! (Check my blog for details.)

Lori Anderson June 15, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Holy crow! Where is that? It looks amazing!

Pattie June 16, 2010 at 12:35 am

Wow Little Mama,

When they have a kick off party for Mum’s summer vacations please remember to invite your big sis from Mexico to go with you!! 🙂

Pattie 😉
Mazatlan Mx.

Mosaic Magpie June 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Hey Cindy,
We aren’t sure exactly what Rufus is. Could by Shih Tzu or some have maybe part Maltese? He is just my boy! Thanks for visiting and do look into the Where Bloggers Create thing. I don’t have a proper studio either, I hope there are others like me. It will be fun to see everyone’s worksspace. I love to see how others organize. I have stuff everywhere! You will see!
Debbie

Sharon P. June 16, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Let the good times begin!

Riki Schumacher June 17, 2010 at 12:43 am

I want to go there too! What fun is this, a great place for kids to dive into summer. Wow, love it. Thanks for all your support too Cindy. I’m happy to know I might have helped you through your tough loss in some small way. Big hug, Riki

Leslie Zabel June 17, 2010 at 11:56 pm

Looks like an adult and kid wonderland. Great photos!

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