perfect picnic weather

The weather was really quite beautiful today, lots of sun, but not too hot. Somewhere in the upper 50-60 range. While the kids were in school Tom and I packed up a picnic dinner. We made sandwiches, vegan potato salad, mini dill pickles (love those!), and a bunch of fruit.

We took everything to one of the nearby state parks and had a lovely picnic dinner. Then after we packed our remains back in the car we went for a hike, and then practiced skipping stones in the stream which was higher then normal because of all the rain and snow melting. This has to be my most favorite kind of weather.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We didn’t do anything too special for St Patrick’s Day…we wore green, picked up some Rita’s italian ice after the library, and watched Darby O’Gill And The Little People after dinner. I saw this movie with my sisters when I was little and was happy that our Netflix’ed copy arrived just in time.

Here is some of the goodies that I have been working on the past few afternoons or so. Toadstools galore and a little dandelion fellow.

I just realized yesterday that I need to get on the ball and figure out what Summer shows I will do this year. I missed a couple of the deadlines already so I better get hopping! Have a great St. Patrick’s evening, mine will involve coffee and Lost with Thomas-which sounds awesome to me.