Sunday, October 30, 2011
my kind of saturday night.
I love the cooler nights, the early darkness. The boys play with friends in the alley - running in the dusk, bundled and rosy cheeked. The parents holding steaming mugs of tea or cocoa.
Last night was perfect for a fire pit. Our yard is so small it isn't safe to do it when windy, but last night was cold with only a slight breeze. We pulled out the pit, the boys setup the wood just so with some used paper wadded up below, and both had a chance to light it (yes, they lit a fire with matches :)).
We found marshmallows, graham crackers, skewers. The neighbors came over and all the boys roasted the insanely huge marshmallows and A counted how many times he could light his on fire. Ahem.
A grabbed his guitar, because strumming around a fire is just what you do.
The darkness fell, and the flames mesmerized and warmed us.
After the neighbors went in for the evening we sat out around the fire, watched the flames, and talked about things. My kind of Saturday night!