Friday, October 14, 2011
Star Light, Star Bright
Last night, it was still nice and warm at eight o'clock. I took a blanket and laid it out on the grass in our front yard, which happens to be the only place we have grass. The kids brought some pillows and stuffed animals. We made sure daddy came along. Sophie, our little pup, wanted to join in, too. And we all got cozy under my pretty quilt.
There was a lot of giggling as we all gazed up at the stars. It got a little bit loud, so Patrick said, "Hey, I can't see the stars with you being so loud." Then there was more giggling.
There was talk of great balls of gas... and even more giggling.
Josh enlightened us on the scientific aspects of implosions and explosions, and God's orchestration of the universe.
We saw some "moving" stars. They said they were planes. I said they were strange alien probes from another planet. They didn't buy that.
Jason and I sang "Twinkle, twinkle little star..."
There were some wishes made.
And then the children ran around like fairy shadows in the moonlight while Patrick and I got to cuddle on our own.
Moments later we were all cuddled up once again.
Jason said it was a very good night.
Maybe we'll join the symphony of crickets with our own cacophony of sound once again tonight.
I like star gazing.