It's Sunday evening.
As I sit and write this, the rain is falling outside.
Much needed storms have moved in after a beautiful weekend,
watering the garden and flower beds...
once again saving me from having to water Monday morning.
It was a perfect weekend...not only weather-wise,
but also activity-wise.
Saturday was a Tyler and Grammie day.
While Tyler's mommy and daddy were kayaking on the river,
Tyler spent the day with Grammie.
We picked blueberries...
and ate as many as we picked!
And then we ate some more...
We had a little help from Tom and Chuck.
Most days, when Tyler comes for a visit, we leave the turkeys in their fenced-in yard.
These big birds, who can run as fast as the gator, are somewhat intimidating
to a four year old.
But since, on this particular day, the turkeys were already out and about,
we decided to tackle fears head-on.
I talked to Tyler about the importance of not acting scared...even if you are.
We discussed the fact that if you run from the turkeys, they will chase you...
not to be mean, but just because they are extraordinarily inquisitive.
So we decided that the best course of action was to stand our ground
and just talk to the turkeys, or even better... to just ignore them.
I am happy to say that all went well,
and by the end of the blueberry picking...
as we sat in the gazebo and ate them,
Tyler also fed a healthy amount to his new found friends...Tom and Chuck!
He also dished out kisses to Sammy,
since Sammy can't have blueberries.
We ended our Saturday with some pool time and a cook-out with Tyler's mommy and daddy.
On Sunday, Hubbs and I and took a kayaking trip with our friends, Jim and Kathy,
and Amanda, and the newlyweds Ashley and Andy.
We feasted on fresh produce from the garden
and local chicken which we cooked very slow in the smoker.
Homemade blueberry ice-cream topped off the meal.
It was a perfect weekend...filled with good fun, great family, and yummy food.
And topped off with a gentle, soaking rain?
Who could ask for more?
I am every so thankful for the blessings in my life...
so very evident this beautiful weekend.