Thursday, August 13, 2009

Shooting Stars



Last night the kids and I cozied up on the tramp and watched the stars shoot across the sky. It was a dazzling show. We saw over 10 falling stars and some were VERY bright and long.

Each time it happened the kids all oohed and ahhed to show their appreciation. Carter had been oohing and ahhing right along with everyone when suddenly a very brilliant star lit up the sky. He saw it, we all saw it, it couldn't have been missed. Carter said, "WOW!!! That was the first shooting star I ever sawed." (Hmmm...wonder what he was oohing and ahhing about before?) Kate wasn't about to be left out and let out a squeal of delight. She exclaimed, "OH WOW!! I saw my eyes move!" LOL!!

We stayed out until just before midnight. Only Alyssa and I were still awake. It was so peaceful laying there looking out at the universe. There's just something about watching the stars on a lovely summer night that makes all the worlds problems disappear for just a few minutes.

11 comments:

Lee Ann said...

You are such a good momma! Love that Carter finally saw one!

Gina said...

My eldest and I do this every year- just the two of us. I wanted to cry because he is at camp this week and next. Breaking tradition....

Deidra Smith said...

Fun, it has beent too long since I stopped and really star gazed.

Elena's Mom said...

I didn't have a watching buddy. I should have come in there. I saw about 30. I told Dad that we needed a trampoline for watching the stars.

Elena's Mom said...

I take that back. Mernie was my watching buddy. Just his perfect time of the day, dark.

Elena said...

Really we should have come out there. Can't see as well in here.

Cherie said...

Dang I forgot about that! I am so glad you guys got to see it though!
I am amazed at how many shooting stars you got to see - that is so cool!

Kat said...

Did you use your fancy new telescope? And take pictures??

We stayed in. It was a school night. But I am thinking that we should have ditched that plan and gone out to watch...

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Those are the moments that truly define summer....

I can't wait to hear about these dreams. I was in the bigger cookie dough bowl too...♥

Dimick's said...

Good for you guys, what a fun night!!!
I thought about it during the day and then went to bed that night without another thought about it :)

Tonya said...

That sounds like a night in heaven. What a great mom. This will be a night your kids will remember.

I am so glad Carter got to see one.

Gotta love Kate...too fun!