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!

9 comments:

Tara said...

Ooh... smores round' the campfire sounds like a fine way to spend the evening to me as well.

Andrea said...

Fantastic way to spend the evening. I am inspired, perhaps ours will be lit tonight!

Stephanie said...

I'll let you keep the marshmallows, and I'll take some of that Fire Hubby was talking about yesterday! :) (Just a tiny bit. Enough for a tasting.)

ladybug-zen said...

oh yea! sounds wonderful!! love that guitar. happy roasting :)

se7en said...

Looks like such fun!!! Love the guitar!!!

denise said...

stephanie - Oh yeah. We tried some last night - it is SO SO GOOD! I doubt the liquor will last very long at all...

Michelle said...

How great! I have never had a smore. My kids love them but what a wonderful thing to do. We only have campfires in summer. I am so going to do this. I may even eat a smore, but probably not.

denise said...

Michelle - I'm not a marshmallow fan so never eat them either. A doesn't like graham crackers. G doesn't like chocolate. But everyone loves cooking things over the fire, so the boys most often pass them off to friends! ;)

Claudia - La casa nella prateria said...

This is one of the hardest times of the year for me. I really miss the light. But you have such a wonderful way of describing it!