This weekend, Raleigh reminded us of a few of the reasons why we still live here; why we still love it here. It was one of those weekends with simply too much to fit into two days, especially when one of those days was spent starting our very own vegetable garden. Hearkening back to our farming roots (OK, so maybe not my farming roots), we finally put in a few of our favorites: tomatoes, carrots, peppers, broccoli and more:
|Garden comes complete with included Rabbit Guard.|
|Art for no reason- the best kind of art.|
|Eclectic but delicious.|
|It may look like just lines to you, but it's going into a frame tomorrow.|
And what a stop it turned out to be ...
During the festival, we had run into several of my Playgroup and Mommy Friends and nearly every one of them asked, "Have you been to the Luminarium yet?" No, we hadn't and truthfully, we hadn't planned to go. What could possibly be the big deal about a giant, inflatable maze?
From the outside, it didn't look like much:
Holy Crap, we couldn't have been more wrong to judge this exhibit by it's outward appearance. From the moment we stepped inside, we were overwhelmed by a rainbow array of colors produced by the sunlight shining through thin plastic:
It was like walking into a dream- or even a little like being inside of a red blood cell. It was incredible but the best part was seeing the exhibit through my child's eyes:
Taking her through this "walkable art" was such a wonderful glimpse of what's to come as she gets older and older. It gave us a window into our future as parents, and as a family. Today was the longest we've ever spent out away from our home and it couldn't have been more perfect. We knew that becoming parents would change our lives- we had no idea how much we would cherish every millisecond we have with this child:
|"I have prayed for this child and the Lord has granted us what we asked of him" 1 Samuel 1:27|