With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: The Swing

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Swing

The Swing
by Robert Louis Stevenson

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!



Tired, sweaty, dirty and wanting...
second lunch!
Joining Mary @Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

23 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful and fun photos. Your grandchildren are all adorable.

Ann said...

What a sweet little poem. Just look at all those beautiful happy smiling faces. Looks like a perfect day if you ask me.

EG Wow said...

You have such a lovely family! And they are great in mosaics!

Karen said...

Great pics of a fun day!! Thank you and have a good week.

Lana G! said...

Super Sweet!

A Garden of Threads said...

Everyone looked so happy with the day, thanks for sharing your family.

Bobbi said...

Hi, Just wonderful pictures of your family! I know you must be very proud of all of them. Beautiful children and grandchildren you have. Love the poem to. Thank you for sharing all theses great pictures and mosaics! I hope that you have a wonderful new week.
Hugs...
Bobbi

Dishesdone said...

What sweet photo's, you have a beautiful family!

podso said...

Such joy on her little face. Love the mosaic and the poem.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Lovely photos. I remember that poem about the swing. I had a book of poems by Robert Louis Stevenson as a child and the swing poem was in it. Valerie

cherry said...

what a beautiful fun post everyone is adorable. Happy Monday!
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

Julie Harward said...

The best of times...family times and a second lunch is good! Come say hi :D

Susan said...

Dear LDH...Ohhhhh, I LOVE that poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson. My late Mom knew it by heart! Your photos are lovely, too. Thanks so much for sharing. Sincerely, Susan

32˙North said...

What a charming group of photographs! It must be fun for all the young cousins to be so close in age, so many happy memories being made - for everyone!

Amanda

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~sweet,sweet,sweet~ Love the photo "hand in hand"!

Miss Jen said...

How precious! :)
What sweet beautiful memories....
As always it's a joy to visit you!

Love~ Jen

Snap said...

What precious shots! I think I'll try to find a swing today ...for me!

Shelia said...

What wonderful photos and mosaics! Love the happy family.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

deb mills said...

thank you so much for sharing this poem. my grandmother would sing this song to us whenever we would swing on her porch swing and to this day, i can't swing on our porch swing without hearing her voice. i sing it to my grandchildren now, but have been very limited because i could only remember a few words. thanks to you i can now sing the entire song (my grandkids may not be as thankful, ha ha).
thank you for bringing back some delightful memories.

Laurie said...

What wonderful pictures and mosaics, accompanied by the RLS poem ~ it looks like it was a wonderful, sunny day, full of joy and memories. it is always nice to see your family and the fun you share together.
Blessings,
Laurie

Janice said...

Are you working your way through the Children's garden of Verses? lol! Lovely Mosaic MOnday.

Valerie @ composition-life said...

Your first and third brought tears to my eyes. I can hear the laughs and giggles on the swing - oh the sound of a child's laughter and joy! True music!

The third is just plain precious! I have a photo of my two oldest when they 2 and 3 (17 months apart) at Appomatox Couthouse in Virginia, holding hands like that. It brought good memories back to me!

Valerie

Mary said...

So cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

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