Monday, September 19, 2011

Cucumber Boats

This summer my neighbor came over with a big cucumber,
he thought we might like it to carve into cucumber boats.  
Cucumber boats? Why yes, we would!

We had a bunch of too big cucumbers too,
 each kid made their own.  

I carved & they decorated.
Straw, paper & tape.
We can handle that!

Rocco picked the "fancy one."

& when Bo's sank he said,
"Cool!  Mine's a submarine!"

As I was taking pictures a frog hopped right over my shoulder
into the pond making us all scream! too :)

It took awhile for the kids to sail again 
after Mr. Hoppy surprised us.

But it was one of those afternoons where you just knew...
...they would remember.

And to a mom...those afternoons are priceless.


Cheyenne said...

Yes, priceless they are.

I have never thought of or heard of cucumber boats, I think it's a fine idea.

I think we could all learn a little something from Bo's attitude, too!

Hope you are well!!!

Chrissy @ Fireflies and Hummingbirds said...

Cute idea! And your kids make it cuter! :)

Can do mom said...

Cucumber boats! Love it! :) I'm not so sure my girls would enjoy it (they're 18 & 15) but I know my boy would.

He just had his G.I. Joes out yesterday. Sigh... He used to pray for a brother but as he's gotten older he knows that we won't be blessed with another son.

You are right about remembering simple but special days. My children bring up the mundane as much as the special when they remenisce.

Enjoy your special days with your lovely children!

smilernpb said...

Haha! Your kids are so cute. Love the boats! :o) xx

Karen said...

To a Mom they ARE precious. I love the way you capture their moments. Ha, my kids would've loved making cucumber boats instead of having to eat them. :)

clau said...

A lovely day among brothers!!! Looooooove it!

It's me said...

So sweet post ...your kids are so sweet !!just like their from

blueviolet said...

That is way too much fun, and you're right about the frog. They'll never forget that day because of that!

Victoria said...

How neat! I agree that Bo has a great outlook. The kids are lovely and so is your neighborhood. WOW!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

how cute. i'm afraid i would have been snacking on my boat. hehe - i love cucumbers.

koralee said...

Pure Joy my friend...some sweet memories you will not forget. Oh how I would of loved to have met up with you last week....your area of the world is lovely...even though I was in the hotel most of the time but what I saw of St.Paul was beautiful
Maybe next year we can set a date to meet. Hugs for a wonderful day. xoxox

Jo said...

Cucumber boats... what a great idea! Have to save that one for a rainy day.

Martina said...

Cucumber boats - what a fab idea! Must remember for the next summer edition Libbie! Hope you and the family are happy and well, xox

michelle said...

These are so precious, what a great idea!! I love afternoons like that just taking it easy and enjoying the company of your kids. :)


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