With a late afternoon nap in the car while we traveled home from a friend's house on Saturday, I knew if would be the perfect night for Reece to see the stars. He was so excited and kept asking when it would get dark. He jumped in the bath, and jumped out just as quick so he wouldn't miss the stars.
I started a little fire and we set up the blanket on the grass as the sun began to fade. And we waited, just like the boy in the story. And then we waited some more.
And finally, a star! Just a little one Reece said, but it was a star. Can you see it in the picture above?
And then another, and another, and before we knew it the whole sky was lite up with tiny twinkling stars. Reece was thrilled. And I was thrilled to, yet again, experience something through his eyes.
Isn't amazing how our children make everything fresh and new for us again? Thanks for the reminder...it's time to lay on a blanket and look at the stars again!ReplyDelete
Enjoy the stars Melissa :)Delete
Oh, how wonderful! Finn recently asked when he could star gaze, but with it getting dark so late, as well as the light pollution in the city (meaning we would have to drive out of town), I am not sure when it will happen. I should try and make it work though... what an amazing experience for Reece!ReplyDelete
I guess the good news is in another month it will be dark out earlier, maybe then it will be more doable.Delete
So sweet. Seeing everything through the eyes of my child is something I am most looking forward to.ReplyDelete
It is pretty amazing!Delete
Lovely! We like to follow planetary movement as well. You should show him Venus. It's always the first light to appear after sunset.ReplyDelete
It is so awesome. And yes, should show him Venus, maybe next time :)Delete
Star gazing is magical. Looks like you all had a great time.ReplyDelete
It is and we did!Delete
Oh we love that book! Sounds like a wonderful evening Kim.ReplyDelete
It's a good one! And yes, it was.Delete
How wonderful! You are inspiring me. :) We need some star gazing here.ReplyDelete
Happy to inspire, hope you get to enjoy the stars soon :)Delete
yay for a beautiful evening spent under the stars with your boy! we had a few star filled evenings while in vermont- i want to check this book out from the library for our upcoming trip back. we get a bit of light pollution here at home, but the camping sky in vermont is just awe inspiring- as i imagine it is for you up in the country!ReplyDelete
I bet you and your boys will love the book, we really do. And enjoy the stars in Vermont, I can imagine it is pretty spectacular there.Delete