We have taken to a traditional summer-time activity! Catching fireflies. We have three jars (yes, there are holes punched in the lids) and we fill them as much as possible. Then after everyone is bathed, PJ-ed and teeth are brushed, we all file out onto the deck - in the dark - and set them free. Tonight was a special night. We went over to our friends' house and caught at least 100 fireflies in the field behind their house. It was crazy fun! We then participated in the little known firefly relocation program ~ we brought them home to finish the nightly ritual!
It makes me think of the story in the Bible...when Jesus is born and all of these strangers are coming in to worship the newborn King...the scripture says that "Mary treasured these things in her heart". This summer, as we all assimilate into one big family of seven, I am treasuring these events and feelings and observations in my heart. Thank you Jesus for such a pure experience ~ catching fireflies!