The beauty of being a kid…wonder is everywhere. Excitement is found wherever you are. Surprise abounds. I’ve lived in this house for 13 years and only in the past 3 years have I ventured into the back yard. Because of you, Tru, it’s now our playground. You beckon me in and I follow. I follow you into this imaginary world. An imaginary world where anything is possible.


Where we hide from enemies in our base. Weapons ready, we attack.





Where Lilu is no longer your dog, but an outer space invader that has landed on our planet. We must capture her. We must protect the people. (Although, sometimes she is a rescue bot helping us fight the monsters. She goes along with whatever. She doesn’t much care, as long as she’s included.)


“Mama, look! I can’t believe I’m walking in a tree!”


Where spaces between trees are not spaces between trees at all, but secret passages. And no one can see us.


Where we jump and jump and jump and try to touch the sky.


Or ride Lilu. She’s such a good sport.




Where you are the Leaning Tower of Pisa.



Where the trampoline is our spaceship and if we jump off, we land on another planet.


Where grass is amazing and fascinating.

I never knew our backyard was so full of fun. Thanks for the adventure, Tru!

I love you too much!


2 Responses to “A Few of My Favorite Things: Backyard Wonderland”

  1. Beckie Says:

    Who knew the backyard could be such an adventure!!! Looks like lots of fun!!

  2. grandma Says:

    You only have to go with boy to be enjoyed. love you Tru.
    Tru in the back yard to know what a amazing time you can have, he is one boy who truly loves the outdoors and enjoys the simple God Given gifts like trees,grass and dirt. He is so very happy with life and a very special boy to have fun with, love you TRU.

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