Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Night of the Super Moon

Last night was one of those evenings you can only hope defines your kid's memories of their childhood... a perfect spring night, grill fired up, nowhere to be but in our backyard enjoying our own company.  

We have about 9 days in Houston when it is not either too hot, too cold, too wet, too humid, too muggy or too buggy... yesterday was one of those days. Our goal was to watch the Super Moon, but we had some time to kill before it made it's appearance.  The evening started with a fabulous grilled shrimp dinner, complemented by my favorite new wine find (root beer and chocolate milk for the munchkins)...

This is one half of our resident dove couple... they live in our backyard and usually hang out on our garage roof...


but last night, they joined us for dinner.  I love them because they are never more than three feet apart... her partner was hiding on the other side of the fence when I snapped this pic.  Or maybe his partner... no clue how to tell a boy dove from a girl dove.

After dinner we had a little poolside entertainment...  







But this is by far my favorite photo and the way I will forever remember the Night of the Super Moon... 


19 comments:

J.Crabbit said...

That looks like a great family night. I took my year old out into the driveway, and set up the tripod and camera... I am a lousy photographer so the pics arent good, but still fun. I love that you made an event of it, great idea!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

What a fun night! I don't know how I missed knowing about the super moon -- just not paying attention I guess!

The Black Heart Revolution said...

Wow! Wonderful shot of that super moon! It was pretty cloudy here, but I was able to catch a photo or two while it was peeking out. Yours is much, much better. :) Looks like your family had a great night!

Heidi said...

Looks like a lot of fun! We went up to our roof top deck to take some photographs, but they didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped. At least we have the memories of hanging out on the deck and waiting for the arrival of the moon. Seems these sorts of events are always more memorable because the time spent together rather than the actual event itself!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a wonderful family night together :) I love relaxing nights like that!

brittany leigh said...

Looks like a lovely family evening! Makes me miss my family!

Janet said...

How fun! Love the blog, and I just passed on the Stylish Blogger award to you!

hrushton said...

That's an awesome night. Good for you guys. It was very cloudy here - we have rain here in Cali. today. So we only saw a little of the super moon peeking at us from behind clouds. Oh well! I'm really glad to hear lots of others enjoyed it though!

TheForestFaery said...

Sounds like FUN! I love the pics you shared. :)

Amanda said...

Aw! That looks like so much fun! I feel inspired to get the grill up and running for the year. :)

Is it crazy that I'm the only person in the world who wasn't aware of this supermoon?

Book Geekery said...

Sounds like you all had a great time! I love the pictures.

Soulful Journals by This Is It! Creations said...

Beautiful! I'm so glad it was a perfect night and you got to see it! It was raining here, so we get to enjoy it through everyone's photos. Thanks for posting this! :)

Fairy Cardmaker said...

Sounds like you had a very fun time!

SpringShowers said...

Ohhh, sounds like you had a BLAST!! It's not warm enough here to stay outside past 6 o'clock.. Haha, love the pix ;D Cheers to Spring of 2011!!

welchva said...

I love the shot of the dog taking a bow!
Fabulous!

FabricFascination said...

We all went for a walk last night to look at the super moon. It was a lot of fun trying to figure out the constellations and just enjoying our own company (like you said).

Judy Nolan said...

What a wonderful memory for your family!

Art Garden Diva said...

Fun photos! We won't get nights like that until July though.

Annette said...

Family nights like that are the best! Great shots of the moon and dove! I bet the moon looked awesome through the telescope.

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