Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Fall Evening at the Park


Whew -- after that last post, I needed to get some happier pictures up of my little princess! Suddenly, it seems like it is immediately dark outside after dinner! Are you also noticing how short the daylight hours are these days? We went to a beautiful park recently around 6:30 PM. I thought there would be plenty of light left for some photos. Boy, was I off --it got dark so fast!! But, we still were able to get a few photos of our sweet girl playing. I love her little sweater-knit poncho, don't you!



Who doesn't love a tire swing!! We need one of these in our yard!


Riding a bouncy elephant -- too bad I didn't get the elephant in the shot.




Even though it was getting dark, leaving the park was not a popular idea, but
. . . the promise of ice cream put the smile back on her face!

20 comments:

Kate said...

Oh Jan...I LOVE these pictures...especially (surprise surpirse!) the head shots!!! Maddie looks so grown up...but gosh is she rockin' that cute little poncho....LOVE that!!!

Well done!!

Kate

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

These pictures are FANTASTIC!!

I agree with Kate, the head shots are just beautiful....what a pretty little girl!

Love the poncho...I recently bought one as a gift for someone....they are so darn cute...and perfect for a fall evening!

Have a great Sunday!

Jodee Leader said...

I love these pictures of Maddy! That poncho is so cute on her too. We should have met you since you were so close to our house -- maybe next time!

Kerry said...

Love these NOW Maddy pictures. She is gorgeous. That last shot capturing her smile is beautiful.

And yes- the early evening darkness is here. Makes bedtime easier to swallow for my little ones. I do like the fall nights, but the early darkness only reminds me of how long the winters are here. Coming all too fast!
Hugs. So glad that your weekend was lovely.

Michelle said...

What great pictures of Maddy!! She looks adorable in her little poncho.

Lori said...

Beautiful shots, she looks so grown up in these! :)

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

OMg - I am just realizing how - as these girls are getting to be four and five how grown up they do look! I want my baby :D These are fabulous and I love how hew smile shines through! I love the poncho she is wearing - please share where you got it :D
ladybug hugs,
;D

Donna said...

What cute photos...and that poncho is TDF!

Christy said...

She is soooo photogenic!!! She is just beautiful and I have to say I love her cape thing. It is so cute. i think I must get mia one this year-- they are so precious. I agree it is getting dark so early. Yesterday Mia was outside eating a popcicle and I walked out and thought gosh it must be 7pm and it was only 5pm. I dislike the early evenings but love it when it cools down - not cool here yet-- uggg!!

Anyway, adorable pics!!

Christy :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That poncho is SO cute on your little girl! Makes me wish I could knit so that I could create those on my own! Did you knit it yourself?
Carrie

Sharon said...

She is so PRETTY!! I love her poncho. You are a sweet mommy...park AND icecream!!

Lisa said...

She is so beautiful!!! I love her poncho, it is so pretty!

Kim said...

What a beautiful little girl! Love the photos and the poncho. Did you make it yourself?

Amie@HeartSmiles said...

What fun!!Love the poncho!!!

:)
Amie

Bridget said...

Oh how I don't like the days getting shorter - oh well I better get used to it. Looks like a fun day at the park - Love Maddies poncho it is too cute as is she! Hope you had a great weekend!

- Bridget

Rachel said...

I love the pictures,especially the last one with teh big smile! That poncho is just gorgeous!

Rachel

Sandy Toes said...

This girl is sure one fancy dresser. I love that shaw...so very cute!!! do you make these clothes or just one excellent shopper???!!!
-Sandy toes

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Hi Janet! Hmmm...I am thinking about the shirt with the reindeer face. I think I might cut out the reindeer face and some of the surrounding material (but only enough that it would lay flat). Then maybe get some cute coordinating Christmas material and make a pillow out of it for the holidays? If you can sew at all that would be a simple project, but if you can't, a little heat-n-bond would work well too! I posted a few months ago about making a pillow covering using no sewing, so if you need any help from that end, check it out! I can't wait to see what you do with it! :)
Carrie

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

P.S. Here is a link to something I thought was so cute...and kind of gives you an idea of how you could put a pillow together with the reindeer shirt. :)

http://thistlehouseprimitives.blogspot.com/2008/10/free-turkey-pillow-for-you.html

ADELE said...

She is so pretty and I adore the poncho. She looks so fashion forward in it. :)
Great pics!!